Mancuso, F.B.I.

Mancuso, F.B.I. is an American crime drama television series created by Steve Sohmer, which was aired by NBC from October 13, 1989 to April 24, 1990, as part of its 1989–90 schedule.

Mancuso, F.B.I.
Created bySteve Sohmer
Written bySteve Sohmer
Ken Solarz
Gail Morgan Hickman
Wayne Powers
Donna Powers
Jacob Epstein
StarringRobert Loggia
Lindsay Frost
Fredric Lehne
Randi Brazen
Charles Siebert
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producer(s)Steve Sohmer
Producer(s)R. W. Goodwin
Jeff Bleckner
Ken Solarz
Gail Morgan Hickman
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Steve Sohmer Productions
NBC Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 13, 1989 (1989-10-13) 
April 24, 1990 (1990-04-24)

Mancuso, F.B.I. stars Robert Loggia as Nick Mancuso, a hardened veteran of the Bureau now assigned to Washington, D.C., where he was largely regarded by his superiors and bureaucratic types as a maverick with little regard for agency rules and procedures. This charge was largely true; Mancuso's true motivation was, as a press release for the show near the time of its premiere described it, "a passionate love affair with the United States Constitution" and an overwhelming desire to see genuine justice rather than the mere appearance of it.

Inspiration

Mancuso was based on Loggia's portrayal of the character in the NBC political miniseries Favorite Son, starring Harry Hamlin, which had aired the previous fall to high ratings. Apparently much of the audience for the former show had turned in to see Hamlin; Mancuso was cancelled at the end of the season. However, selected episodes were rerun by NBC as part of its summer prime time lineup in 1993.

Loggia earned an Emmy nomination as outstanding lead actor in a dramatic series for his performance.

"Nick Mancuso" is also a name shared by a real-life actor (NBC series Stingray, 1985–1987), as well as a Boston based writer.

Cast

  • Robert Loggia as Nick Mancuso
  • Randi Brazen as Jean St. John
  • Frederic Lehne as Eddie McMasters
  • Charles Siebert as Dr. Paul Summers
  • Lindsay Frost as Kristen Carter

Episodes

NumberDateEpisode title
1 October 13, 1989 "Suspicious Minds"
2 October 19, 1989 "Racial Matters"
3 October 27, 1989 "Little Saigon"
4 November 3, 1989 "Conflict of Interest"
5 November 10, 1989 "I Cover the Waterfront"
6 November 24, 1989 "Weapons-Grade"
7 December 1, 1989 "Betrayal"
8 December 8, 1989 "Classified"
9 December 22, 1989 "Murder of Pearl"
10 January 5, 1990 "Conspiracy"
11 January 12, 1990 "Shall We Gdansk?"
12 February 2, 1990 "Ahami Awry Kidnapped"
13 February 9, 1990 "Shiva Me Timbers"
14 February 16, 1990 "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (Part 1)"
15 February 16, 1990 "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (Part 2)"
16 March 2, 1990 Death and Taxes"
17 March 16, 1990 "Daryl Ross & The Supremes"
18 March 30, 1990 "Night of the Living Shred"
19 April 6, 1990 "Premature Congratulations"
20 April 24, 1990 "Adamant Eve"

References

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