Intelligence (U.S. TV series)

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Intelligence
Intelligence CBS series logo.png
Genre
  • Action/Adventure
  • Drama
  • Espionage
  • Science fiction
Created byMichael Seitzman
Developed byMichael Seitzman
Tripp Vinson
Starring
Theme music composerClinton Shorter
Composer(s)Clinton Shorter
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Seitzman
  • Tripp Vinson
  • Barry Schindel
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format480i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Intelligence
Intelligence CBS series logo.png
Genre
  • Action/Adventure
  • Drama
  • Espionage
  • Science fiction
Created byMichael Seitzman
Developed byMichael Seitzman
Tripp Vinson
Starring
Theme music composerClinton Shorter
Composer(s)Clinton Shorter
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Seitzman
  • Tripp Vinson
  • Barry Schindel
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format480i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) – present
External links
Official website

Intelligence is an American cyber-themed action-adventure television series that airs on CBS in the United States. It premiered on January 7, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on CBS,[1] before a move to its permanent time slot on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT on January 13. The series was originally scheduled to premiere on February 24, 2014.[2]

The series was created by Michael Seitzman, who serves as an executive producer along with Tripp Vinson, and Barry Schindel, for ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.[1][3]

The book Phoenix Island (Simon & Schuster, scheduled publication date January 21, 2014), by John Dixon, is credited as source material, though screenwriter Michael Seitzman was granted separation of rights and "Created by" credit from the Writers Guild of America because the script for the show and underlying concept had moved so far away from the book.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the globalized information grid. He can get into any of its data center and access key intel files in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), the director of the United States Cyber Command who supports Gabriel and oversees the unit's missions, assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behaviors and disregards for protocols. Meanwhile, Gabriel takes advantage of his chip to search for his wife who disappeared years ago after being sent by the C.I.A. to infiltrate and prevent the Lashkar-e-Taiba from carrying out a terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
113[5]January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)TBATBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"David SemelMichael SeitzmanJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)16.49[6]
Secret Service Agent Riley Neal (Meghan Ory) is brought into the U.S. Cyber Command and tasked by Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger) with the assignment of protecting Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway), an ex-Delta Force operative with a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the global information grid. The US Cyber Command investigates the kidnapping of one of its top scientists Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley) in relation to a second chip being created, and Gabriel searches for his missing wife. 
2"Red X"Aaron LipstadtAaron Ginsburg and Wade McIntyreJanuary 13, 2014 (2014-01-13)6.20[7]
After a suicide bomber blows up a US Marine outpost in the Khost Province of Afghanistan with an undetectable bomb he ingested, the US Cyber Command is tasked with investigating the threat of a second attack using the same type of explosives. Meanwhile, in the process of investigating, Gabriel meets face to face with his missing wife for the first time since going undercover. 
3"Mei Chen Returns"Stephen WilliamsShintaro ShimosawaJanuary 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)5.77[8]
Gabriel and Riley are tasked with finding Kate Anderson (Annie Wersching), a high level CIA analyst who fled the country with sensitive intelligence, before it falls into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Gabriel discovers that Mei Chen is alive after her operation and has the capability to be inside his mind using her new and improved chip. 
4"Secrets of the Secret Service"Rob BaileyMatthew LauJanuary 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)6.84[9]
Gabriel and his team are assigned to rescue two freelance journalists captured by the Syrian Armed Forces before they are executed on national television. Meanwhile Riley must work with her ex-boyfriend and the truth about their past is revealed. 
5"The Rescue"Alrick RileyBarry O'BrienFebruary 3, 2014 (2014-02-03)7.55[10]
Gabriel and Riley search for the daughter of a senator and her friend, who have been kidnapped by Hector (Carlos Sanz), the boss of a Mexican cartel, who demands that the senator ends the sale of a U.S. spy satellite to Mexico in exchange for the safety of his daughter. 
6"Patient Zero"Adam DavidsonMichael SeitzmanFebruary 10, 2014 (2014-02-10)7.12[11]
Gabriel and the CyberCom are tasked to investigate the outbreak of a deadly virus in Texas caused by a man who was thought to be executed for killing 2 police officers. In the process they discover a conspiracy involving the Defense Intelligence Agency's research into bioweapons 
7"Size Matters"[12]Alrick RileyShintaro ShimosawaFebruary 17, 2014 (2014-02-17)
8"Delta Force"[13]February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)
9"Athens"[14]March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)

Reception[edit]

David Hinckley of The New York Daily News gave the show 3 out of 5 stars.[15] Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter says the show goes overboard on the merging of humans and robots.[16] Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly said "those hoping the show will be Sawyer, P.I. will be disappointed, but there's potential."[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 12, 2013). "CBS Moves 'Intelligence' Premiere to Tuesday January 7; 'Hostages' Finale to Air Monday, January 6". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "CBS Announces 2013-2014 Premiere Dates". The Futon Critic. June 17, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 21, 2012). "CBS Buys High-Concept Drama From Writer Michael Seitzman". Deadline.com. 
  4. ^ "Intelligence Season 1 Episode 1". 
  5. ^ "Shows A-Z - intelligence on cbs". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 8, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'NCIS' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; 'Trophy Wife' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 14, 2014). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Intelligence', 'Mom' & 'The Bachelor' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 22, 2014). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother' Adjusted Up, 'Beauty & the Beast' Adjusted Down & Final 'Sleepy Hollow' Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 28, 2014). "Monday Final TV Ratings: No Adjustment to 'How I Met Your Mother', 'The Following', or 'Beauty and the Beast'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 4, 2014). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Almost Human', 'Mike & Molly', 'Mom' &'Beauty and the Beast' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 11, 2014). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Almost Human' Adjusted Up + Final Olympics Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Listings - INTELLIGENCE on CBS | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February, 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Intelligence Season 1 Episode 08 - Delta Force - Zap2it TV Listings". Zap2it. Retrieved February, 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Intelligence Season 1 Episode 09 - Athens - Zap2it TV Listings". Zap2it. Retrieved February, 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "‘Intelligence,’ TV review". The New York Daily News. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Intelligence: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ "'Intelligence' premiere: Sawyer meets the Internet". Entertainment Weekly. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 

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