Mannix TV Show Overview
Mannix was an American television detective series that ran from 1967 through 1975 on the CBS television network. The show was originally created by Richard Levinson and William Link (who worked on other popular police crime dramas such as Columbo and Murder: She Wrote) and executive producer Bruce Geller, who was known for his work on Mission: Impossible. The show’s title character, Joe Mannix, is an Armenian-American private investigator who was played by Mike Connors, an actor also of Armenian heritage. He spoke the Armenian language at several points during the show.
The main character is an Army veteran who works for an L.A. investigation firm and like to solve cases using his own intuition and special methods. The show was partially known for its action sequences and violence. Mannix himself often took very brutal beatings during the course of his investigative work.
Awards & Recognition
During its run, the had decent ratings, ranging from #7 to #30 during various seasons. It was nominated for a total of four Golden Globes, with the main actor, Mike Connors, winning one and actress Gail Fisher winning twice. In addition, the show was also nominated for a total of four Emmy Awards
There are a total of eight seasons with 194 episodes available on DVD, which are distributed by CBS Home Entertainment.
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