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Mann & Machine is an American science fiction/police drama series that
aired for nine episodes on NBC from April 5, 1992 to July 14, 1992.
A Street-wise police detective Bobby Mann is given a highly-advanced
new robotic partner in the form of a young woman.
Created by Dick Wolf and Robert De Laurentis, the series starred Yancy Butler as Sgt. Eve Edison,
a beautiful police officer who is also a sophisticated gynoid capable of learning and emotion.
She is partnered with Det. Bobby Mann (David Andrews), a human officer who disdains robots.
Rounding out the regular cast was S. Epatha Merkerson as Capt. Claghorn, Mann and Edison's superior officer.
The series focused on Mann and Edison's criminal investigations in Los Angeles twenty years in the future.
An ongoing subplot of the series focused on Eve's continuing education about what makes humans tick,
and her ever-growing capacity for emotion, highlighted by the penultimate episode "Billion Dollar Baby" in
which Eve is placed in charge of caring for an infant, activating unexpected maternal feelings.
Although Butler received good reviews for her performance in one of her first major roles,
the series was criticized heavily, with many comparing it to a failed 1970s comedy series with
a similar premise, Holmes & Yoyo. The series was pulled from NBC's schedule after only four episodes.
The remaining five were aired in a burnoff as summertime filler.
Start date: Apr 1992
End date: Jul 1992
Network(s): NBC (US)
Run time: 60 min
Episodes: 9 eps
Genre(s): Crime/Mystery, Drama, Science Fiction
David Andrews as Det. Bobby Mann
Yancy Butler as Sgt. Eve Edison
S. Epatha Merkerson as Capt. Margaret Claghorn
1. 1-1 05 Apr 92 Prototype
2. 1-2 12 Apr 92 Dating Game
3. 1-3 19 Apr 92 No Pain, No Gain
4. 1-4 26 Apr 92 Water, Water, Everywhere
5. 1-5 09 Jun 92 Torch Song
6. 1-6 16 Jun 92 Mann's Fate
7. 1-7 30 Jun 92 Truth or Consequences
8. 1-8 07 Jul 92 Billion Dollar Baby
9. 1-9 14 Jul 92 Cold, Cold Heart
Tags: 1992, Bob DeLaurentis, Crime, David Andrews, Ended, English, future, los angeles, police detective, Robot, S. Epatha Merkerson,
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Scripted, TV Series, Universal Television, Wolf Films, Yancy Butler