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
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original 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. Apparently much of the audience for the former show had tuned 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.


  • 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 BlecknerSteve Bello, Jeff Bleckner, Steve SohmerOctober 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)
2"Racial Matters"Win PhelpsSteve SohmerOctober 19, 1989 (1989-10-19)
3"Little Saigon"Bradford MaySteve Bello, Gail Morgan Hickman, Steve SohmerOctober 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 Schacht, Steve SohmerNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
6"Weapons-Grade"Bradford MaySteve Bello, Steve Sohmer, Ken SolarzNovember 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)
7"Betrayal"Vern GillumSteve SohmerDecember 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
8"Classified"Roy Campanella IIDonna Powers, Wayne Powers, Steve SohmerDecember 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, Steve Sohmer, 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"TBATBAFebruary 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)
"Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die"TBATBAFebruary 16, 1990 (1990-02-16)
16"Death and Taxes"TBATBAMarch 2, 1990 (1990-03-02)
17"Daryl Ross & The Supremes"TBATBAMarch 16, 1990 (1990-03-16)
18"Night of the Living Shred"TBATBAMarch 30, 1990 (1990-03-30)
19"Premature Congratulations"TBATBAApril 6, 1990 (1990-04-06)
20"Adamant Eve"TBATBAApril 24, 1990 (1990-04-24)


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