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The Bob Newhart Show: Conan O'Brien & Stars Celebrate 45th Anniversary

The Bob Newhart Show premiered on CBS on September 16, 1972, starring Newhart as psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley, with Suzanne Pleshette playing his wife, Emily Hartley. It ran for six seasons, and ended on April 1, 1978, with its 142nd episode. Bill Daily, Peter Bonerz, and Marcia Wallace also starred. The CBS sitcom also featured a large recurring cast, including Jack Riley, Tom Poston, and Howard Hesseman. To commemorate The Bob Newhart Show's 45th anniversary, the Television Academy threw a celebration Tuesday night, at the Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, hosted by Conan O'Brien and featuring Newhart, himself. Check out the photos at the end of this
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Oprah: Where Are They Now?: I Dream of Jeannie Features in Season Premiere

No need to fold your arms and blink. Oprah Winfrey has powers of her own and in the new season premiere of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, she uses them to summon Jeannie herself, Barbara Eden. A fantasy sitcom that ran for five years before being cancelled by NBC, I Dream of Jeannie also starred Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, and Hayden Rorke.Own says: "I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden opens up about her painful personal loss, recalls her time on the show that continues to run nearly 50 years later, and why she decided to put on the 'Jeannie' costume one more time, for a very special event." Watch a preview, below. The new season of
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Interview: Chicagoan Bill Daily, One of TV’s Favorite Sidekicks

Chicago – Mention Bill Daily’s name and you might experience puzzlement. But mention Roger Healey of “I Dream of Jeannie” or Howard Borden of “The Bob Newhart Show” and there will be instant recognition for one of TV’s favorite supporting characters. Bill Daily also grew up and started his career in Chicago.

His family moved here in the late 1930’s, and Daily attended Lane Tech High School in the city. He worked his way up the show business ladder by doing stand-up and music for clubs in the area, attended the Goodman Theatre School and worked as a floor manager for a local TV station, Wmaq. It was through those connections that he met his future co-star Bob Newhart, who was beginning his stand-up career as well.

Bill Daily at the “Hollywood Show Chicago” in 2013

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He eventually made his way to Hollywood,
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Interview: We Dream of Barbara Eden at the ‘Hollywood Show’ Chicago

Chicago – Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the seminal 1960s sitcom, “I Dream of Jeannie.” Unforgettable – for many reasons – was Barbara Eden, who portrayed a genie named Jeannie. Ms. Eden was at the “Hollywood Show” Chicago last year, and was interviewed by

Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona. After her family moved to the West Coast, Eden began singing, first in the church choir and eventually in night clubs. This led to acting and performance classes, including the City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After winning the title of Miss San Francisco, Eden moved to Los Angeles, and began a series of appearances on classic TV shows including “I Love Lucy,” “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “Perry Mason,” “Gunsmoke,” “Father Knows Best” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Barbara Eden at the “Hollywood Show Chicago” in 2013

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Bob Newhart picks up the phone to talk about his first classic sitcom -- Exclusive Video

Bob Newhart picks up the phone to talk about his first classic sitcom -- Exclusive Video
Forty-two years after its premiere, The Bob Newhart Show continues to matter. Based on Newhart’s buttoned-up comic sensibility — yes, before making Johnny Carson roar with laughter, Newhart had been an accountant — The Bob Newhart Show was the story of a Chicago psychologist, Bob Hartley; his lovely wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette); and the oddball characters that lived in their building and visited his office. With its simple, straightforward premise — low-concept, even — the show became the template for subsequent comic-driven sitcoms, good and bad.

For six seasons, The Bob Newhart Show ran as part of CBS’s juggernaut Saturday-night lineup, which
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Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits at 2013’s The Hollywood Show

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Chicago – Every fall in the Chicagoland area, it’s “The Hollywood Show.” This annual event showcases celebrities from TV and film, both current and from the nostalgic past, greeting fans and signing autographs. The September of 2013 show featured “I Dream of Jeannie” TV show personalities Barbara Eden and Bill Daily, plus notable cast reunions of TV’s “My Three Sons” and the 1973 film version of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” covered the event, and photographer Joe Arce put the show’s participants in front of the lens. “The Hollywood Show” will be back in Chicago in September, 2014. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. Barbara Eden’s hair by Angela Brasington. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

HOLSHOW1: Barbara Eden
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Bob Newhart remembers 'The Simpsons'' Marcia Wallace, his 'very funny' series co-star

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Bob Newhart calls Marcia Wallace's passing "a surprise."

The actress, who first gained wide fame as receptionist Carol Kester on 'The Bob Newhart Show" in the 1970s -- and later grew her fan base as the voice of Edna Krabappel on Fox's "The Simpsons," which earned her an Emmy -- died Friday, Oct. 25.

"She was in the hospital and was kind of getting up," comedy icon Newhart tells Zap2it, "and her sister called Ginny (Newhart's wife) and me to ask us to call Marcia and help build her up. The next thing, we went up to Seattle to visit my daughter and my new granddaughter, and we found out she was gone. We had no idea it was that serious."

A recent first-time Emmy winner for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," Newhart has fond memories of how Wallace came to be a part of the long-popular
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Interviews: Barbara Feldon, Bernie Kopell ‘Get Smart’ at The Hollywood Show

Chicago – The TV show “Get Smart,” which had its original run on the NBC network from 1965-1970, was an oddball classic. Created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, the sitcom was a goofy satire on cold war politics of the 1960s, with a hapless operative named Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) working for the Control agency, spying against a foreign menace called Kaos. Barbara Feldon (Agent 99) and Bernie Kopell (Sigfried) were part of the supporting cast.

Feldon and Kopell were also part of The Hollywood Show, a two day gathering of favorite TV and movie stars to meet fans and sign autographs. The next show in Chicagoland will be at the Hilton Rosemont on September 7th and 8th, 2013 (details below the article). The Show will have over 30 celebrities in attendance, including Barbara Eden and Bill Daily (“I Dream of Jeannie”); Tippi Hedren (“The Birds”); Barry Livingston, Stanley Livingston and Tina Cole
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Interview: Loni Anderson on Her Career at ‘The Hollywood Show’

Chicago – To answer the musical question, “Baby, if you ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me?” there is the sublime Loni Anderson, who portrayed Jennifer Marlowe on the popular 1970s sitcom, “Wkrp in Cincinnati.” Anderson was an attendee of “The Hollywood Show,” which comes to Chicago again on September 7th and 8th, 2013.

Loni Anderson is much like her character on Wkrp – luminous, intelligent and with a unique perspective. She climbed the show business ladder herself, after having a first marriage and a child in her teens. After that marriage ended before her 21st birthday, she finished college at the University of Minnesota and started an acting career, taking roles on stage and in local and national commercials. After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, she dyed her jet black hair to blonde, and began a series of high profile appearances on familiar dramas and comedies of the era, including “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Police Woman.
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I Dream of Jeannie: Barbara Eden on Larry Hagman's Passing

Larry Hagman's former co-star and friend, Barbara Eden, is mourning his death. The two starred in I Dream of Jeannie together for five seasons and 139 episodes. It was never a big hit and only reached as high as #26 in the annual Nielsen rankings. The ratings dropped in season five and the show was cancelled in 1970. Hagman often attributed viewers losing interest after Tony and Jeannie were married.

Years later, Eden and co-star Bill Daily reunited for two made-for-tv movies -- I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later and I Still Dream of Jeannie -- but Hagman opted not to take part. Eden guested on Hagman's Dallas series in the show's 14th season, playing Jr Ewing's former lover -- a nod to the actors' previous roles.

Eden, Hagman, and Daily have reunited numerous times on-camera and in public, giving fans an opportunity
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'The Bob Newhart Show' Memorial Day weekend marathon: 'The show holds up,' says star

Bob Newhart believes being smart, and not overly specific, about its time has helped his first sitcom's popularity endure.

Hallmark Channel presents 12 hours of evidence Sunday (May 27) with a 40th-anniversary marathon of "The Bob Newhart Show," a 1972-78 staple of the CBS Saturday-night lineup that included such other classics as "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Carol Burnett Show."

Newhart's famously buttoned-down humor perfectly suited his role as Chicago psychologist Bob Hartley, whose office misadventures were balanced by his home life with wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette).

"First, Hallmark is very classy and secondly, the show holds up," Newhart tells Zap2it of his pleasure about this weekend's marathon. "It's enjoying a renaissance, and that's a tribute to the writing and performing. We didn't really go too much into the style of the era, which I think accounts for the longevity ... though in some scenes,
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Interviews: Classic TV, Movie Stars at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show

Chicago – It’s Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show Weekend, and the stars of TV and movies will be available to meet all their fans at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel (click the link at the end of the article). Also available, lots of vendors with TV and movie items for any collection.

The Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show is a biannual event that brings celebrities to Chicago to meet, sign autographs and interact with their admirers. Every session has in attendance, and Joe Arce is also there to photograph all the celebs. The last show in September brought out classic TV and movie stars, who sat down for the following interviews.

Marcia Wallace of “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Simpsons

Marcia Wallace has created two memorable characters in TV history. As Carol Kester on “The Bob Newhart Show,” she traded quips with Dr. Bob Hartley (Newhart) for six seasons.
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The Bob Newhart Show: Friends Talk Bob's Career and Future

The TV Academy recently celebrated Bob Newhart's 50th year in show business with a nice tribute in Los Angeles. Several of Newhart's friends and co-stars were on hand to salute the venerable performer.

They included alums of his two iconic shows The Bob Newhart Show (Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily and Marcia Wallace), Newhart (Julia Duffy and Peter Scolari), as well as admirers like Tim Conway, Fred Willard, Don Rickles, and director James Burrows.

Our friends at Pop Culture Passionistas were on hand for the Archive of American Television. While there, they asked Newhart's pals about their favorite stories, what he should do next, and what people don't know about him with (not surprisingly) humorous results.

What do you think? His former costar Betty
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Bob Newhart Celebrates His Show Biz Anniversary

Bob Newhart has officially been in show business for 50 years. His classic Grammy-winning comedy album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, was released in 1960. Last week the Academy of Television honored Bob with an event featuring some of his famous friends and colleagues.

From Don Rickles and Fred Willard to Marcia Wallace and Bill Daily, the stars came out to pay tribute to the legendary comedian. Everyone had wonderful things to say about the man who clearly not only influenced a generation of TV fans, but made a big impact on his friends and family.

We were honored to be at the event and spoke to the panelists on the red carpet. We asked them to tell us something no one knows about Bob. You may be surprised by some of the answers.
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Emmy Awards celebrate Bob Newhart

Emmy Awards celebrate Bob Newhart
The TV academy is celebrating Bob Newhart's golden anniversary in show biz with a big bash on June 1. Our own Pete Hammond will be moderating the salute to this sly wit. Among those paying tribute to the TV icon will be costars from both "The Bob Newhart Show" (Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily, Marcia Wallace) and "Newhart" (Julia Duffy, Peter Scolari). As noted in the announcement of the event, Newhart began his career as a stand-up, and his debut disc -- "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" -- "became the first comedy album to go to No. 1 on the charts. Seven more albums followed, each extremely successful multi-platinum projects. In fact, Bob’s cumulative recording...
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I Dream of Jeannie Remake Moves Forward with New Writer

I Dream of Jeannie has found it's writer in Sheila Callaghan A staple of 1960s television is about to get the reboot treatment for the big screen. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sony has hired United States of Tara writer Sheila Callaghan to write a film remake of I Dream of Jeannie.

The series ran from 1965 to 1970 and starred Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke. The remake has been in development for quite some time and it was said that the studio had been having a hard time trying to make a contemporary take on the show and its, "pre-feminist notions." Callaghan, however, besides writing for United States of Tara, is also a noted playwright who has dealt with feminist themes in the past.

Filmmakers such Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, Rita Hsiao and Gurinder Chadha had been attached to the project throughout the years.

I Dream of Jeannie
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George & Leo: 19 Cameos from Past Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch Sitcoms!

Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch are two of the most enduring and recognizable stars in TV history. Between them, they've had five very successful series (The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Taxi, Dear John, and Numb3rs).

Back in 1997, they teamed up for a CBS sitcom called George & Leo with Jason Bateman, Bess Meyer, Darryl Thierse, and Robyn Lively.

The series barely lasted a season but one episode featured cameos by 19 actors from previous Newhart and Hirsch shows -- Peter Bonerz, Oliver Clark, Bill Daily, John Fiedler, Jack Riley, and Marcia Wallace from The Bob Newhart Show; Billie Bird, Jane Carr, Harry Groener, and Tom Willett from Dear John; Julia Duffy, Tony Papenfuss, Tom Poston, William Sanderson, Peter Scolari, Todd Susman, and John Voldstad from Newhart; and Jeff Conaway and Marilu Henner from Taxi.

The eighth episode of George & Leo,
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Sheila Callaghan Writing I Dream of Jeannie

After a number of false starts, the Los Angeles Times says that Columbia Pictures has hired "United States of Tara" writer Sheila Callaghan to pen a new draft of the screenplay for the feature I Dream of Jeannie , based on the 1960s series. The newspaper says Callaghan is "best known as a downtown New York playwright, writing an acclaimed retelling of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' and a Reagan-era romantic drama set in Greece titled 'Lascivious Something,' among some other well-regarded work." They add that one of the hard things for the producers to do is to figure out how to update the series, which starred Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke.
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DVD Review: I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Fifth Season

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Writers: Sidney Sheldon and Various Others Directors: Various Cast: Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke, Emmaline Henry Rating: Not Rated Studio: Columbia Pictures Release Date: July 8, 2008 I Dream of Jeannie is one of the shows I grew up watching in reruns. The show was originally filmed and aired in the mid-1960s to 1970. This is easy to [...]Sharethis.addEntry({ title: "DVD Review: I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Fifth Season", url: "" });
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