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First Look: My Own Worst Enemy

This Fall, NBC is creating a spy sandwich — or, as Ben Silverman put it, "a male hero sandwich" — by slotting in the new Christian Slater drama My Own Worst Enemy after Chuck and Heroes on Monday nights. I got a brief look at the show with a few clips at TCA this month, and now those clips have finally turned up online.

The show stars Slater as Henry Spivey . . . and also as Edward Albright, two distinct personalities coexisting within the same body. Henry "is an everyman," Slater said at TCA. "He's got two kids, goes to work — regular." Edward, on the other hand, "works for this top-secret government organization. He's an operative, and Edward knows about Henry."

But Henry doesn't know about Edward. As director Jason Smilovic explained, Edward was a soldier who suffered a terrible trauma and enlisted in a program that would, in a way, turn him off when he wasn't being used for government missions. Henry was created to take over everyday functions, like raising children and holding down a normal job. But in the first episode, the switch that toggles between the two personalities starts to malfunction, and elements of one man's life start to bleed into the other's.

It sounds a little complicated (what if they can't turn Edward off in time, and he has to spend a day at Henry's office?), but I'm curious to see how it works out. Do you think Slater can carry a series — much less one where he's playing two roles? To watch the preview clips, just


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marsram marsram 8 years
I wrote "My Own Worst Enemy" as a double life featurette a while ago, and 'am wondering how in Heevins this one is titled the same with a male character who drives around in a futuristic car, comapred with my female Protag/antag who drives around in her futuristic car? Here, let me think, I live in Los Angeles, I know, and have known a lot of people in the business, I've worked in the business for years, I, I, I just can't quite figure it out? I even used to say to some associates, this one will MOWE them over! Hmm, kinda like my idea for rehab/intervention, when they told me it couldn't work because of insurance, then presto 6 months later, "Rehab" the show and now "Intervention" the show. Desperate town! "Broken Dreams".
ehadams ehadams 8 years
I'm glad to see Christian Slater back in something finally. And since I will be watching Chuck and Heroes, might as well watch this too.
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
Meh it looks like something I wouldn't mind missing. I know Christian Slater WAS hot when I was like 12 or something but now I'm older and I expect more. Maybe the show will be good but the only way I'll find out is if my husband forces me to tune in before Heroes
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
I gotta root for this one. I remember how much I liked Slater in the 80s and 90s.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
This actually looks better than I thought it would. Love the title. I'll check it out for sure.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
i'll check it out
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
sounds Christian Slater has always been a favorite of mine.
txcountrylvr txcountrylvr 8 years
The show looks pretty darn good. Huge Christian Slater fan! Can't wait. Definitely setting my DVR for that one!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
The previews actually look better than what I expected. I'll give it a shot.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Boo :P If you want a good spy show, watch Burn Notice. Plus (sorry Christian), that show has eye candy in the form of Jeffrey Donovan.
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