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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.
CBS was going to cancel the series after the first season. Lucille Ball used her power and influence to convince them to renew it for another season with the assurance that changes would be made. In the second season, Mannix was changed into a more hard-boiled independent private detective. The changes worked, and the series became a big hit running for eight seasons.
In many episodes, 'nighttime' is clearly shot during daytime, with nighttime simulated by filters and nighttime effects such as crickets and lights turned on. This is because the cameras of the time did not have sufficient low light operation.
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