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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 1972
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  • Summary: Comedian Bob Newhart plays Dr. Robert Hartley, a psychologist living in Chicago with his wife Emily, a schoolteacher. His neighbor, Howard Borden, is a divorced airplane navigator. One of Bob's best friends is Dr. Jerry Robinson, an orthodontist that works on the same floor as Bob. There'sComedian Bob Newhart plays Dr. Robert Hartley, a psychologist living in Chicago with his wife Emily, a schoolteacher. His neighbor, Howard Borden, is a divorced airplane navigator. One of Bob's best friends is Dr. Jerry Robinson, an orthodontist that works on the same floor as Bob. There's also Bob and Jerry's receptionist Carol Kester as well as a long list of patients of Bob's such as Elliot Carlin, Lillian Bakerman, Emil Peterson and Victor Gianelli.The Bob Newhart Show was part of CBS' highly successful Saturday night lineup which also featured The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Carol Burnett Show and All in the Family. Another connection to The Mary Tyler Moore Show was that The Bob Newhart Show was produced by the same team that made that series a success.First Telecast: September 16, 1972 Last Telecast: April 1, 1978Episodes: 142 Color Episodes, 1 Special & 1 Unaired PilotCBS Broadcast History
    September 1972-October 1976----Saturdays----9:30 p.m
    November 1976-September 1977----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. September 1977-April 1978----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.
    June 1978-September 1978----Saturdays----8:00 p.m.

    Characters:

    Stars:
    Dr. Robert Anthony "Bob" Hartley - A Psychologist
    Emily Joyce Hartley - Bob's wife, A school teacher.
    Howard Mark Borden - Next door neighbor, a divorced airplane navigator
    Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Robinson - An Orthodontist
    Carol Kester Bondurant - The receptionist
    Ellen Inez Hartley (1974-1976) - Bob's sister and Howard's girlfriend

    Bob's Group Regulars:
    Elliot Carlin - The insecure, hostile patient
    Victor Gianelli - The hostile, insensitive patient
    Emil Peterson - The hen-pecked patient
    Lillian Bakerman - The insecure, motherly patient
    Michelle Nardo - The insecure, overweight patient
    Ed Herd - The timid door-to-door salesman patient.

    Other Doctors at the Timpau Medical Arts Building:
    Dr. Bernie Tupperman - The Urologist
    Dr. Phillip Newman - The ego-centric Plastic Surgeon
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
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