May 12, 1990
Bob Newhart, whose long-running "Newhart" series comes to an end this season, will star in his third TV series for CBS in the 1991-92 season, the network said Friday. "Newhart," which premiered in 1982 and starred Newhart as the owner of a New England inn, will air its last original episode May 21. Previously, Newhart starred in the 1972-78 series "The Bob Newhart Show" as a Chicago psychologist. No premise has been set for the new show, which will be produced by Arthur Price Productions.
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September 26, 1990 |
Flanked by clowns in whiteface, veteran stand-up comic and actor Bob Newhart took the stage again Tuesday, this time as grand marshal of the 102nd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Newhart, 61, will head the 5 1/2-mile New Year's Day parade, the theme of which will be "Fun 'n' Games." At his introduction at the Tournament House in Pasadena, Newhart said he was one of few comedians, "excluding politicians," to be so honored in the parade's history.
February 25, 1996 |
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Who Never Won a Grammy: the Band, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, the Byrds, Sam Cooke, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, the Doors, the Drifters, the Four Tops, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, the Jackson 5, the Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Little Richard, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, the Supremes, the Who, Hank Williams Sr., the Velvet Underground.
October 30, 2002 |
Bob Newhart may stammer, but he never misses a beat. As the story goes, Newhart feared turning into a sitcom cliche -- the dopey but lovable dad -- so he insisted his TV characters be childless. When the creators of his 1970s CBS classic, "The Bob Newhart Show," eventually presented him with a script in which his on-screen wife, Emily (Suzanne Pleshette), gets pregnant, he chuckled and asked, "Who are you going to get to play Bob?"
October 21, 1993 |
After a disappointing premiere season, "Bob," Bob Newhart's third series in 20 years, returns to CBS Friday at 9 p.m. with a new setting, new characters and a new Bob, who will be more like the familiar stammering, befuddled Newhart character that propelled his previous two TV hits, "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart." Last season, Newhart played graphic artist Bob McKay , who gave up his job drawing greeting cards to revive his "Mad Dog" super-hero at a comic-book company.
October 26, 2003 |
The doctor is now the patient. Comedian Bob Newhart, who in the '70s helped bring a broad legitimacy to the mental health profession as America's favorite psychologist, Bob Hartley, on the sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," is returning to television Thursday -- but this time it's not for laughs. The 73-year-old master of the comedic pregnant pause is taking on his first wholly dramatic role, as a suicide-minded architect losing his sight due to macular degeneration, in a special multi-episode stint on "ER."