Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Advertised with the tag line "Bad Girls Gone Good," the tongue-in-cheek espionage series She Spies was comprised of elements previously trotted out on Charlie's Angels, It Takes a Thief, and even Ally McBeal. Three convicted female felons -- con artist Cassie (Natasha Henstridge), computer hacker D.D. (Kristin Miller), and street hustler Shane (Natashia Williams) -- were brought together in an experimental program dreamed up by Jack Wilde (Carlos Jacott), an operative for the Bureau of Allied Intelligence Tactics (aka B.A.I.T.), a secret government agency. The girls were afforded the opportunity of a full parole if they agreed to work together as undercover agents; indeed, they would have to work together, for if one of the ladies strayed from her duties, all of them would be thrown back in the slammer (the trio wore special bracelets which monitored their behavior). Although there was plenty of action and suspense, the emphasis was on humor and pulchritude, of which both were in abundance. Created by Vince Manze, She Spies premiered July 20, 2002, on NBC, launching a four-week "preview" before the series' official September debut.