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‘The Inspectors’ arrive

Postal-themed TV drama debuts this weekend

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Jessica Lundy stars as Inspector Amanda Wainwright on “The Inspectors.”

“The Inspectors,” a new CBS dramatic series about the Postal Inspection Service’s efforts to fight crime and protect the mail, will debut Saturday, Oct. 3. Most stations will air it at 10:30 a.m., so check your local listings.

The half-hour show aims to educate viewers on how to guard themselves from identity theft, email scams and other mail crimes.

The series stars Jessica Lundy and Terry Serpico as Inspectors Amanda Wainwright and Mitch Ohlmeyer. Other characters include Amanda’s teenage son Preston (Bret Green), an intern in the crime lab, and Georgia Darby (Charmin Lee), a forensics expert.

Each episode will conclude with a crime-prevention message from Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell, similar to the messages Efrem Zimbalist Jr. delivered on the 1960s series “The F.B.I.”

Twenty-six episodes will be produced. CBS will make “The Inspectors” an anchor in its “Dream Team” Saturday morning lineup, which the network gears toward pre-teens and their parents, aiming to appeal to wider audiences.

Other “Dream Team” shows include “Dr. Chris Pet Vet,” an unscripted series that chronicles a veterinarian, and “Innovation Nation,” which profiles inventors.

Preview videos from “The Inspectors” are available on the show’s Twitter feed. Some employees may be unable to view external videos on postal computers.

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