Wow it would appear that the police procedural/courtroom drama series are still happening but the spy & assassin type shows are really picking up as the next wave of popuarity. Covert Affairs (Piper Perabo, new USA series James Cameron 'True Lies' TV series in development ABC making "Charlie's Angels" reboot Chaos for Fox. CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita" ABC Family channels' "Shadows" Legends also just today it was mentioned a new CBS spy drama from Anthony Zuicker Treadstone - Why has this genre come back? Sure Alias was a good show the first 2 or 3 seasons ending in 2006 which was only 4 years ago. Was there one show that started it off again in the last year or so, the spy more than the assassin element?