TELEVISION: MANNIX LIVES!

TV RETURNS TO THE VIRTUES OF KNUCKLE-SANDWICH PROBLEM SOLVING

MAC SWIFT IS THE KIND OF COP who doesn't have to worry about pockmarks. Unlike the physically imperfect lawmen who now populate prime-time TV--the Dennis Franzes and Jerry Orbachs--Mac's skin is invincibly smooth. Nothing, it seems, can scar him as he dodges punches and pummels bat-wielding thugs with an assured agility that seems to say, "Hey, I'd look even better toppling Christy Turlington on a sandbar in Maui." Happily for Mac, his appearance isn't all he has going for him. Smart enough to have developed an immensely profitable software program, this New York City police officer lives not in some aluminum-sided...

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