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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 1985
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Starring: Ilene Graff, Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker
  • Summary: Christopher Hewett stars in the title role (which first appeared in a 1947 novel and the 1948 film "Sitting Pretty") as an English butler who struggles to adapt to his new role as live-in nanny in a typical American household (whose patriarch is played by athlete-turned-actor Bob Ueker) in suburban Pittsburgh. Launching as a midseason replacement in the spring of 1985, this ABC sitcom would ultimately run for six seasons. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Kids
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Sonsky
    Jul 3, 2014
    60
    When [Uecker] and Hewett trade barbs, they elevate the material far beyond the way it would read on the printed page. Down the line, however, for this show to sustain, the writing and the plotting will have to show a bit more originality and flash than it does tonight. [15 Mar 1985]
  2. Reviewed by: Lawrence Van Gelder
    Jul 3, 2014
    50
    Though the first episode of Mr. Belvedere indicates that the basic format is fertile ground for humor, its creators should beware believing that a benign laugh track means they have been funny.
  3. 40
    Hewett projects the right blend of acid wit and sympathy, but he gets little help from the rest of the project. [15 Mar 1985]
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 3, 2014
    30
    "Mr. Belvedere" is the sort of thing people have in mind when they say they hate situation comedies. [15 Mar 1985]
  5. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jul 3, 2014
    20
    Hewett does about as well as possible in a half-hour that is so dull and insultingly bad that you can't tell the adults from the kids.