Mannix began its appearance on television September 7, 1967 and
remained at CBS until August 24, 1975 with 154 episodes being filmed.
During the first season Joe Mannix, played by Mike
Connors, worked as a detective for Intertect, a computerized private detective agency. Stories
follow the format of Mannix being a loner who constantly goes against the rules and regulations of the detective organization. Lou
Wickersham, his boss who believes in the computerized and scientific methods of solving cases, is against Joe's
approach to solving cases.
The second season Mannix has his own detective agency in the same
building he lived. He hired secretary Peggy Fair, the wife of a cop friend of his who was killed in the
line of duty. Lt. Adam Tobias of the Los Angeles police department became Mannix's friend and contact on the
police force. The series dealt with many high-speed car chase scenes and fisticuffs as Mannix solves case
after case each week.
Joe Mannix: Mike Connors
Peggy Fair: Gail Fisher
Lt. Arthur Malcolm: Ward Wood
Lt. George Kramer: Larry Linville
Lt. Adam Tobias: Robert Reed
Lt. Daniel Ives: Jack Ging
Toby Fair: Mark Stewart
Lou Wickersham: Joseph Campanella