November 17, 1991 |
Everything old is gold for CBS. In February, the network presented the "CBS Classic Weekend," which paid tribute to three of its biggest successes from seasons past--"All in the Family," "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." The retrospectives were such a hit with viewers, a sequel, quite naturally, was in order. "CBS Classic Weekend II" kicks off Saturday with "The Bob Newhart Anniversary Special." (The weekend continues on Nov.
June 23, 1991 |
What about Bob? No, we don't mean the current Bill Murray come dy or even Bob of "Twin Peaks" renown. We mean the original, that mild-mannered guy with the button-down mind, Bob Newhart. There's good news for fans who love their Bob. His delightfully daffy 1972-78 CBS comedy "The Bob Newhart Show" has recently joined the TBS lineup Monday-Fridays, while continuing weekdays on KDOC Channel 56. (His 1982-90 series "Newhart" also is seen weeknights on San Diego's KUSI Channel 18.
January 27, 1991 |
Richard Chamberlain sheds his good-guy image to play a sinister preacher inABC's adaptation of David Grubb's classic novel "The Night of the Hunter," whichwill air later this season. Thirty-six years ago, Robert Mitchum starred in theacclaimed film version of "Night." Bob Newhart and a chimp will star in the ABC movie "The Entertainers," forbroadcast during the 1991-92 season.
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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.
June 10, 1990
I have always loved Bob Newhart in everything he has done. Needless to say, I was disappointed to hear that "Newhart" was ending this season. However, I was so happy to see that the last show was so well done. What an ending! My compliments to the writers. Good luck to the show's entire staff, and I hope to see Bob on my TV very soon. Jodi Blake, Playa del Rey
May 31, 1990 |
Bob Newhart went out in high style. It was no dream: The final episode of his CBS series was the most-watched program on television last week, according to ratings released Wednesday by A. C. Nielsen Co. "Newhart" attracted viewers in about 17.2 million homes and helped bolster the CBS shows that followed it, as "Murphy Brown" and "Designing Women" also placed in the top five. CBS also scored on Tuesday with its movie "Killing in a Small Town," which ranked seventh.
May 20, 1990 |
Bob Newhart was putting on a brave front. But he couldn't hide his sadness. The genuinely nice guy with the button-down mind was having a hard time discussing the fact that "Newhart" would be saying goodby after eight seasons and 184 episodes. The final episode airs Monday at 8:30 p.m. on CBS (Channels 2 and 8). "Everyone on the show is a second family to me," Newhart said quietly. "I had spent as much time with them as my own family.
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.
April 17, 1990 |
Bob Newhart, master of deadpan comedy, may give new meaning to the term in a possibly fatal finale to his CBS series, "Newhart." Newhart's character, Dick Loudon, may get killed by an errant golf ball in the last episode, according to TV Guide's April 21 issue. Tom Poston, who plays handyman George Utley in the 8-year-old series, told TV Guide that his script for the May 21 finale has a Japanese businessman buying the Vermont town where the series is set to build a golf course.