Mannix

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Mannix
Mannix-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 16, 1967
Finale April 13, 1975
Creator created by:
Richard Levinson & William Link
developed by:
Bruce Geller
Network CBS
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Desilu Productions (season 1)
Paramount Television (seasons 2-8)
Seasons 8
Episodes 194
Origin USA

Mannix is a crime drama that aired on CBS.

During the first season of the series Joe Mannix worked for a large Los Angeles detective agency called Intertect, which was the planned original title of the show. His superior was Lew Wickersham, with the agency featuring the use of computers to help solve crimes. As opposed to the other employees who must wear dark suits and sit in rows of desks with only one piece of paper allowed to be on their desk at one time, Mannix belongs to the classic American detective archetype and thus usually ignores the computers' solutions, disobeys his boss's orders and sets out to do things his own way. He wears plaid sport coats and has his own office that he keeps sloppy between his assignments. Lew has cameras in all the rooms of Intertect monitoring the performance of his employees and providing instant feedback through intercoms in the room. Unlike the other Intertect operatives, Mannix attempts to block the camera with a coat rack and insults Lew, comparing him to Big Brother.

From the second season on, Mannix worked on his own with the assistance of his loyal secretary Peggy Fair, a police officer's widow. He also has assistance from the L.A. police department, the two most prominent officers being Lieutenant Art Malcolm and Lieutenant Adam Tobias.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Mike Connors Joe Mannix 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Joseph Campanella Lew Wickersham 1
Gail Fisher Peggy Fair 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ward Wood Lt. Art Malcolm 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mark Stewart Toby Fair 2 3 4 5
Larry Linville Lt. George Kramer 2 3 4
Robert Reed Lt. Adam Tobias 3 4 5 6 7
Jack Ging Lt. Dan Ives 3 5 6 7 8

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 16, 1967 March 16, 1968 24
Season Two September 28, 1968 April 12, 1969 25
Season Three September 27, 1969 March 21, 1970 25
Season Four September 19, 1970 March 13, 1971 24
Season Five September 15, 1971 March 8, 1972 24
Season Six September 17, 1972 March 11, 1973 24
Season Seven September 16, 1973 March 31, 1974 24
Season Eight September 22, 1974 April 13, 1975 24

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The First Season June 3, 2008 6 purchase
The Second Season January 6, 2009 6 purchase
The Third Season October 27, 2009 6 purchase
The Fourth Season January 4, 2011 6 purchase
The Fifth Season July 5, 2011 6 purchase
The Sixth Season January 24, 2012 6 purchase
The Seventh Season July 3, 2012 6

External Sites