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The Assets

The Assets TV seriesNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Eight (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 2, 2014 — August 3, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Paul Rhys, Jodie Whittaker, Harriet Walter, Stuart Milligan, Julian Ovenden, Christina Cole, and Ralph Brown.

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TV show description:
This drama is based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). The story takes place in 1985 during the end of the Cold War.

Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) have vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed.

Also a beautiful wife and mother, Sandy lives her own double life and has vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovers the truth.

Series Finale

Episode #8 — Avenger
Despite the task force being fully convinced of Ames’ guilt, Sandy seeks more definitive proof to convince the Justice Department to proceed with their own investigation. As the hunt closes in on Ames, Sandy’s commitment to the job pushes her husband’s patience and commitment to the brink. After Ames is finally caught and brought to justice, he mulls over a major decision — to go down defiantly or to confess and protect his wife and child. (Courtesy ABC)
First aired: August 3, 2014

What do you think? Do you like the The Assets TV series? Do you think it should have been renewed for another season?

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{ 222 comments… read them below or add one }

myron January 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Great series. We want to see the other six episodes.


jim January 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

dumb move! bring it back!


Mari Smith January 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Aldrich Ames is a name that comes up in my crossword puzzles frequently and I was really excited about seeing his story on t.v. as I had never really researched him or his history. The network is dumb to cancel this show and I hope eventually it will be available on Netflix so I won’t be as dumb as the network is. This was a TRUE “reality show” with class, a great cast and dialogue. I’m very disappointed.


Larry January 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The truth was never given a chance to succeed. ‘Real-Life’ drama unfortunately is NOT what TV viewers want to see; they sadly prefer the ridiculousness of fantasy. Also, is ‘OUR ELECTED’ national representatives also afraid to ‘face-the-truth’ of a MAJOR espionage blunder during the 20th century because this is a ‘TRUE MAJOR EVENT’ that they cannot ‘SPIN’?


Pat January 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

The least , finish the 8 episode mini series. The Assets was sure better than some of the brainless sit-coms that are on the air!


Tom eglinton January 25, 2014 at 5:03 am

The assets was not a perfect effort but was superior to most tv fare and i wd like to see the remainder of the series. I think abc moved too quickly to cancel it.


Gretchen January 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

I would like to see the remaining episodes of The Assets. I thought the story was interesting and suspenseful, even though I remember when this occurred. It’s too bad that a quality program was canceled and replaced with Shark Tank! I think it was given much of a chance.


Gretchen January 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

wasn’t given much of a chance.


Dave January 24, 2014 at 8:06 pm

First decent show of the season. No guts? Why was it cancelled? If you won’t air the show, then how about an credible explanation?


Speedraycer11 January 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm

OMG! Bring it back or maybe Fox or Amc will pick it up? Who’s running things at Abc? No wonder their ratings are so low. Great show , no pro!

I ll miss it!


Pete January 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

Great show. Bring it back.


Pete January 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

I thought that the show was very well done. I can’t imagine why it was cancelled. Please bring it back!


Brenda January 24, 2014 at 2:17 am

OMG CANCELED!! I loved The Assents. I was hooked from the very first time it aired. PLEASE air the rest of the episcopes. It’s a fantastic show.


Rosebud January 24, 2014 at 2:16 am

Our DVR was set to record 8 week mini-series The Assets.
Could not find last weeks episode, same story tonight. Went online and learned ABC cancelled series. Why? What sense does it make to not air the additional 6 weeks that have been filmed. This series is based on actual events and real people. Americans can sleep soundly at night knowing that Aldrich Ames and his kind are being watched and will be held accountable. Show the rest of the series…


aval January 24, 2014 at 1:53 am

I am so very very disappointed. The was one show I took interest in and then you abolish it. Is there anywhere on the net I can view the unaired episodes.


Robert January 24, 2014 at 1:04 am

Well release the series on video. BTW guys, if you haven’t seen it yet, geth The Murdoch Mysteries. It is a cop show set in Victorian toronto. It is very good


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