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Scoop: THE ASSETS on ABC - Saturday, July 5, 2014

"Check Mate" - As Sandy conducts her review of the agency's spycraft, she and Jeanne continue to clash. When a potential asset contacts the CIA claiming to have vital information about a communications breach, Sandy has her doubts about the man known as GTPROLOGUE. Could this be part of a larger campaign by the Soviets to obfuscate the truth? Meanwhile, Ames learns that his request for a transfer to Rome has been approved, on "The Assets," SATURDAY, JULY 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"The Assets" stars Paul Rhys as Aldrich Ames, Jodie Whittaker as Sandy Grimes, Harriet Walter as Jeanne Vertefeuile, Stuart Milligan as Arthur O'Neill, Julian Ovenden as Gary Grimes, Christina Cole as Louisa Tilton, Ralph Brown as Wallace Austin, Catalina Denis as Rosario Ames, and Lex Shrapnel as Mitch Weaver.

Guest starring Akie Kotabe as Eric, Goran Kostic as Cherkashin, Todd Boyce as Nichols, Oliver Cotton as Vladimir Kryuchkov, Aisling Bea as Kara Jensen, Valentin Novopolskij as Sasha Zhomov, Emily Joyce as Eliza Nichols, Greg Patmore as Higgins, Christian Contreras as Clayton Lonetree, Egle Valadkeviciute as Violetta, Saulius Cepla as Maxim, Aras Marc-Christophe as CIA Officer #1, Rita Dana Sakus as CIA Officer #2, Simona Dambauskas as Waitress, Rudolfas Klimanas as Uncle Sasha, and Sarunas Datenis as Boyfriend.

"Check Mate" was written by David Handelman and directed by Tryg Diesen.

"The Assets" is based on the book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by Sandy Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuile. Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bendar and Drew Chapman executive produce the series. "The Assets is produced by Lincoln Square. This program carries a TV-14 parental guideline.

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