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Spy is a 1960s NBC American television series spoofing the spy thriller genre. It teamed Robert Culp as international tennis pro Kelly Robinson, and Bill Cosby as his trainer Alexander Scott. In reality they were both top agents for the CIA and, while ostensibly traveling the world on the pro tennis circuit, were usually busy chasing villains, spies and beautiful women. I Spy broke new ground in that it was the first American television show to feature an African-American actor (Cosby) in a lead role. It was also notable that Cosby's race was never an issue in any of the stories. Nor was his character in any way subservient to Culp's, with the exception that Culp's character was a more experienced agent. Another way in which I Spy was a trailblazer was in its use of exotic international locations in an attempt to emulate the James Bond film series, but this was unique for a television show, especially since the series actually filmed its lead actors at locations ranging from Japan to Italy, rather than relying on photography and stock footage. (Compare with the current series, Alias which also utilizes worldwide settings but never actually films outside the Los Angeles region.)

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Last Airing Apr 15, 1968
Premiere September 15, 1965
Episodes 82
Network NBC
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
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