Mancuso, F.B.I.

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Mancuso, F.B.I.
GenreCrime drama
Created bySteve Sohmer
Written by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Executive producerSteve Sohmer
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseOctober 13, 1989 (1989-10-13) –
April 24, 1990 (1990-04-24)

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. 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.


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. Mancuso was canceled 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.[1]

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


  • 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


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Suspicious Minds"Jeff BlecknerStory by : Steve Bello & Jeff Bleckner & Steve Sohmer & Ken Solarz
Teleplay by : Ken Solarz & Steve Sohmer
October 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)
2"Racial Matters"Win PhelpsSteve SohmerOctober 20, 1989 (1989-10-20)
3"Little Saigon"Bradford MayStory by : Ken Solarz & Steve Bello and Gail Morgan Hickman
Teleplay by : Gail Morgan Hickman
October 27, 1989 (1989-10-27)
4"Conflict of Interest"Rob BowmanSteve Sohmer and Edward TivnanNovember 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)
5"I Cover the Waterfront"Jeff BlecknerAnn Powell & Rose SchachtNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
6"Weapons-Grade"Bradford MayStory by : Steve Bello & Jeff Bleckner & Steve Sohmer & Ken Solarz
Teleplay by : Steve Bello & Ken Solarz
November 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)
7"Betrayal"Vern GillumStory by : Ken Solarz & Gail Morgan Hickman & Steve Bello
Teleplay by : Ken Solarz & Gail Morgan Hickman
December 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
8"Classified"Roy Campanella IIDonna Dottley Powers & Wayne PowersDecember 8, 1989 (1989-12-08)
9"Murder of Pearl"Betty ThomasDonna Powers, Wayne Powers, Steve SohmerDecember 22, 1989 (1989-12-22)
10"Conspiracy"Win PhelpsGail Morgan Hickman & Ken SolarzJanuary 5, 1990 (1990-01-05)
11"Shall We Gdansk?"Jim JohnstonDonna Powers, Wayne Powers, Steve SohmerJanuary 12, 1990 (1990-01-12)
12"Ahami Awry Kidnapped"Rob BowmanR.W. Goodwin, Steve SohmerFebruary 2, 1990 (1990-02-02)
13"Shiva Me Timbers"UnknownUnknownFebruary 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)
14"Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die"Thomas J. Wright and Rob BowmanKen Solarz & Jacob Epstein & Donna Dottley Powers & Wayne PowersFebruary 16, 1990 (1990-02-16)
15Steve Sohmer
16"Death and Taxes"UnknownUnknownMarch 2, 1990 (1990-03-02)
17"Daryl Ross & The Supremes"UnknownUnknownMarch 16, 1990 (1990-03-16)
18"Night of the Living Shred"Betty ThomasKen Solarz & Barry M. Schkolnick & Donna Dottley Powers & Wayne PowersMarch 30, 1990 (1990-03-30)
19"Premature Congratulations"UnknownUnknownApril 6, 1990 (1990-04-06)
20"Adamant Eve"UnknownUnknownApril 24, 1990 (1990-04-24)


  1. ^ "Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 1990". Emmy Awards. Retrieved 2024-02-11.

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