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Spies coming in from the cold for TV shows
Spies coming in from the cold for TV shows

It's the job of a spy to be covert, secretive, undercover. But a quick glance at TV's current landscape reveals that spies are far from in hiding: There's FX's lauded "The Americans," AMC's new "Turn," Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" and even BBC America's one-off miniseries "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." So, what secret places in audience psyches are these shows tapping into? "We're continually interested in spies because of the nature of their covert lives, the inherent danger in their work and the stakes of what they do," says "Homeland" show runner Alex Gansa (who clarifies...

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