The Bob Newhart Show

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The Bob Newhart Show is the name of two different television series.

The first was a comedy variety show which ran from 1961 to 1962 on NBC. The second was a situation comedy which aired on CBS from 1972 through 1978. Neither is to be confused with the series Newhart or Bob, other series starring Bob Newhart.

The popular CBS series starred Newhart as Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist. Other characters in the show included his wife Emily played by Suzanne Pleshette, his neighbor Howard Borden played by Bill Daily, his coworkers and his patients.

It was nominated for an Emmy as "Outstanding Comedy Series" in 1977. Newhart was nominated for Golden Globes as "Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy" in 1975 and 1976.

Newhart and Pleshette reprised their roles from the show for the surreal ending of his later series "Newhart" in 1990 and again as hosts for a segment of the CBS Television Fiftieth Anniversary broadcast. Bob and Emily in their jammies in bed, in front of a house full of tuxedos and evening gowns.

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