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 Joe Renato (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Lily (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Heather (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Marcy (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Darnell (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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FBI agent Joe Renato trains and handles rookie agents who go undercover to solve crimes at all levels of Los Angeles' diverse society, interfacing with government and local law enforcement agencies. They come to him for help with both long-term and quick sting operations. Written by Anonymous

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26 September 2003 (USA)  »

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CBS was going to give this show a full-season of 22 episodes but it didn't happen because the series only aired 14 episodes and then was canceled with two episodes remaining unaired. See more »

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Joe Renato: What's happening? Let's go! I don't have much time ... I gotta go kill a guy.
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Too gritty for prime-time?
10 August 2004 | by (Fountain Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

It never fails; as soon as I glom on to a prime-time diversion with a scintilla of character and originality, it gets nixed by the powers-that-be. "Big Apple", "Lucky", "Vengeance Unlimited", "The Agency"; and now, "The Handler". A perfect showcase for Joe Pantoliano's acting chops falls to the headsman's axe because it's a touch too gritty, with a plot that DEMANDS you pay attention with more than one's usual reptile-brain awareness. This whole situation reminds me of the comment that the Zucker brothers(creators of the "Airplane!" spoofs) made about why their series "Police Squad" was cancelled: "The executives complained that the viewers would have to pay attention to enjoy it." Trust me: if the star of the way-above-average "Joan of Arcadia" wasn't so hot-looking, Friday nights would be nothing but more reality shows. I guess I can count my blessings and be thankful--right?


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