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It Takes a Thief is a adventure drama that aired on ABC.
It Takes a Thief, which was created by television writer Roland Kibbee, featured the adventures of cat burglar, pickpocket, and thief Alexander Mundy, who steals to finance his life as a polished playboy and sophisticate. He is in prison when the U.S. government's SIA (secret intelligence agency) proposes a deal to Mundy: steal for the government in exchange for his freedom. Mundy is puzzled, and asks, "Let me get this straight. You want me to steal?" In the main opening titles, his new SIA boss, Noah Bain, uses the catch phrase, "Oh, look, Al, I'm not asking you to spy. I'm just asking you to steal." In pre-production, the title began as Once a Crook.
| Season || Premiere || Finale || #
| Season One || January 9, 1968 || April 30, 1968 || 16
| Season Two || September 24, 1968 || April 22, 1969 || 26
| Season Three || September 25, 1969 || March 23, 1970 || 24