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Spy shows ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ and ‘The Enemy Within’ among top viewing choices

February 24, 2019

Spy shows ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ and ‘The Enemy Within’ among top viewing choices

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Spy shows sitting on the bench for midseason get called into action by ABC and NBC this week:

“Whiskey Cavalier” (11:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, WEWS Channel 5): ABC will sneak preview its high-octane drama-comedy-action mix after coverage of the 91st Academy Awards. Scott Foley (“Scandal”) plays Will Chase, a secret agent with the code name of Whiskey Cavalier. Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”) plays Francesca “Frankie: Trowbridge, a CIA operative with the code name of Fiery Tribune. They lead an inter-agency team of flawed and funny yet heroic spies who periodically save the world. The midseason starter moves into its regular time slot at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Also in the cast are Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”) and Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”). The pilot episode was written by executive producer David Hemingson (“The Catch,” “Kitchen Confidential”). Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Spin City,” “Cougar Town”) also is on board as an executive producer.

“The Enemy Within” (10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, WKYC Channel 3): Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) stars in NBC’s psychological espionage thriller about Erica Shepherd, a brilliant but notorious former CIA operative released from prison to help catch a spy. Convicted of being a traitor, she is serving a life sentence in a super-maximum prison. With nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists her help in the search for a dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner and Cassandra Freeman also star in the midseason drama from executive producer Ken Woodruff (“Gotham”).

“Better Things” (10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, FX): The acclaimed comedy returns for a third season, resuming the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and actress with three daughters. Also the show’s co-creator and executive producer, Aldon is directing all of this season’s 12 episodes. The FX series is known for its mirthful use of high-profile guest stars, so look for appearances by Sharon Stone, Doug Jones, Matthew Broderick and Judy Reyes.

“The Widow” (Friday, March 1, Amazon Prime): Kate Beckinsale (the “Underworld” films, “Van Helsing”) stars in this eight-episode British thriller about Georgia Wells, a woman who has cut herself off from her previous life. But she begins to investigate hero own past after seeing current footage of her husband, long believed dead, on the news. Charles Dance and Alex Kingston also star in the drama from writer-producers Harry and Jack Williams.