Original Show: Homeland
Played By: Mandy Patinkin
The Pitch: "My name is Saul Berenson. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Maybe that catchphrase is too well-worn, but a show that pieces together Saul's early life would be sure to attract a following. Saul is an OG lady's man who plays by his own rules. In short, he's the perfect candidate for leading man in a high-brow spy show. What was his life like before he had to watch out for Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and learned that unfortunate drama-killer that comes with old age—patience?

It might wreck some of the mystery surrounding his character, but if things on Homeland continue in the same direction, the show is going to wreck itself anyway. Now, if we could only go back in time and get a young Mandy Patinkin to play the part...