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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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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Honored During Touching In Memoriam

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Mary Tyler Moore were just a few of the famous faces that were honored during the in memoriam at Sunday evening’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Hosted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Moore — who passed away Wednesday — and the mother-daughter duo — who died one day apart in December — were some of the many late actors and actresses that were recognized on-screen at the annual awards show for their contribution to the world of film and television.

In a touching tribute, the SAG Awards honored the men — Ken Howard, William Schallert, Jack Riley,
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Ray Donovan Season 4 Episodes 11 & 12 Review – ‘Chinese Algebra’ & ‘Rattus Rattus’

Mark Clark reviews the eleventh and twelfth episodes of Ray Donovan season 4…

Well, that’s it, episodes 11 and 12 are done, season 4 is over, and it’s been a marked upgrade on season 3. With its smarts, viciousness, and dark humour, I may even go as far as putting it at the top of the season pile. As for Ray and the gang, it’s been a case of small victories amidst the sucker punches, flying bullets, old wounds, new nemeses, the occasional body dumping, and Mickey almost turning every disaster into a crisis. Pretty much business as usual then.

‘Chinese Algebra’

After Abby’s recollection of Ray’s never gonna be happier moment in episode 10, and watching the opener of episode 11 as cops swarm all over the dam at Lake Hollywood and the abandoned car, and Marisol’s body, I couldn’t help asking who is responsible for, well, everything. Ever.
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Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80

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Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com."Jack Riley, an alum of The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, has died at the age of 80. The actor died from pneumonia in Los Angeles early Friday morning, his representative Paul Doherty tells Entertainment Weekly. Riley is best known for playing Elliot Carlin, one of Bob Newhart’s patients — a role he reprised in 1985 on the NBC medical series St. Elsewhere. He also appeared in several of Mel Brooks’ films, including History of the World: Part I, High Anxiety, and To Be or Not to Be.
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Newswire: R.I.P. Jack Riley, Bob Newhart patient and Rugrats dad

Multiple sources are reporting the death of comedic actor Jack Riley, known for plying his wry, Midwestern deadpan in The Bob Newhart Show, Rugrats, and a number of Mel Brooks movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riley died of pneumonia after a long illness. He was 81.

Hailing from Cleveland, Riley got his start in radio before heading West in the mid-’60s, booking a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Occasional Wife and doing guest shots on series including M*A*S*H, I Dream Of Jeannie, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. That third series was produced by the same studio, Mtm Enterprises, that would give Riley his signature role: Touchy, narcissistic, neurotic, phobic, greedy, insecure pessimist Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show.

“Mr. Carlin”—as his psychologist, Dr. Bob Hartley (Newhart) was wont to call him—was a regular fixture at the Rimpau Medical Arts Center ...
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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Regular and Voice of Stu Pickles on ‘Rugrats,’ Dies at 80

Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Regular and Voice of Stu Pickles on ‘Rugrats,’ Dies at 80
Jack Riley, a regular actor on “The Bob Newhart Show” and the voice of Stu Pickles on the popular animated show “Rugrats,” has died. He was 80.

He died of pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles and is survived by his wife Ginger Lawrence, two children and two grandchildren, according to Paul Doherty at Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty.

Riley gained recognition for his role as the selfish and neurotic patient Elliot Carlin, who is credited in 49 episodes of “The Bob Newhart Show.”

He was also a voice actor for the iconic Nickelodeon character in “Rugrats” for over a decade starting in 1991. He voiced 143 episodes of the original series through 2005, and 18 episodes of the “Rugrats” spin-off “All Grown Up” until 2007.

His voice also appeared in multiple “Rugrats” movies including “A Rugrats Vacation” (1997), “The Rugrats Movie” (1998), “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” (2000), as well as several video games based on the Nicktoon.

Riley’s career spanned close to 50 years and
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'Rugrats' & 'Newhart' Star Jack Riley -- Dead at 80 (Photos + Video)

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Jack Riley -- the voice of "Rugrats" fave, Stu Pickles, and co-star of "The Bob Newhart Show" -- has died of pneumonia. Jack famously played Elliot Carlin, one Newhart's super neurotic patients, during all 6 seasons of the classic '70s TV sitcom. More recently he was the father of Tommy and Dil Pickles in the "Rugrats" cartoon series and movies. Jack also starred in several Mel Brooks movies and had tons of guest roles
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Jack Riley, The Bob Newhart Show's Elliot Carlin, Dead at 80

Jack Riley, The Bob Newhart Show's Elliot Carlin, Dead at 80
Jack Riley, fondly remembered as neurotic Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s, has died of pneumonia and infection at the age of 80.

After appearing in nearly 50 episodes of the hit sitcom as shrink Bob Hartley’s “persecuted” patient, the onetime radio personality reprised his role on St. Elsewhere in 1985.

Riley also made several Mel Brooks movies (among them, High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I), guest-starred on everything from Gomer Pyle: Usmc to Friends, and lent his voice to the character of Stu Pickles in both Rugrats and All Grown Up!.

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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Star, Dies at 80

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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Star, Dies at 80
Jack Riley, who played Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show,” died on Friday at the age of 80, TheWrap has learned. Riley, a venerable character actor, began working in television back in the 1960’s. He appeared in numerous hit shows, including “Gomer Pyle:usmc,” “The Flying Nun,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Hogan’s Heroes,” to name just a few. His best known role came in 1972 when he was cast as the highly-neurotic Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show.” Riley appeared in over 50 episodes over the show’s six-season run. Also Read: Arthur Hiller, 'Love Story' Director and Former Academy President,
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Jack Riley, Who Played the Neurotic Eliot Carlin on 'The Bob Newhart Show,' Dies at 80

Jack Riley, Who Played the Neurotic Eliot Carlin on 'The Bob Newhart Show,' Dies at 80
Actor Jack Riley, who specialized in playing neurotic comic characters like psychologist patient Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show of the 1970s, died Friday. He was 81. Riley, who also voiced Stu Pickles on The Rugrats cartoon and appeared in several Mel Brooks comedies, died in a Los Angeles hospital of pneumonia after a long illness, Paul Doherty at Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty told The Hollywood Reporter. Riley appeared in the Brooks-directed films Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Spaceballs (1987) and in two other movies that Brooks produced,

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Jack Riley Dies: ‘Bob Newhart Show’ & Mel Brooks Movie Actor Was 80

Jack Riley Dies: ‘Bob Newhart Show’ & Mel Brooks Movie Actor Was 80
Jack Riley, a veteran of The Bob Newhart Show and several Mel Brooks films who also voiced a popular Rugrats character, died today in Los Angeles. He was 80. Riley’s wife Ginger Lawrence told Deadline he died of pneumonia and infection. Along with playing the neurotic Elliot Carlin on Bob Newhart and appearing in Brooks films including High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I, Riley voiced Stu Pickles on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and its follow-up series All Growed…
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Jack Riley Dies: ‘Bob Newhart Show’ & Mel Brooks Movie Actor Was 80

Jack Riley, a veteran of The Bob Newhart Show and several Mel Brooks films who also voiced a popular Rugrats character, died today in Los Angeles. He was 80. Riley’s wife Ginger Lawrence told Deadline he died of pneumonia and infection. Along with playing the neurotic Elliot Carlin on Bob Newhart and appearing in Brooks films including High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I, Riley voiced Stu Pickles on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and its follow-up series All Growed…
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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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TV's Best Shrinks: 'The Sopranos,' 'Twin Peaks,' 'Necessary Roughness' and more

Dr. Bob Hartley, "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78): Bob Newhart's deadpan straight-man persona was a perfect fit with his role as a Chicago psychologist who shepherded a comical parade of patients, most notably the uberneurotic Elliot Carlin (Jack Riley), through individual and group therapy sessions.

Dr. Sidney Freedman, "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-83): He was only in a dozen episodes, but Allan Arbus' appearances as an Army psychiatrist were the catalyst for some of the sitcom's most emotional moments, including Hawkeye's (Alan Alda) efforts to deal with a particularly upsetting repressed memory.

Dr. Lawrence Jacoby, "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91): The town of Twin Peaks was full of strange characters, so Russ Tamblyn's eccentric psychiatrist fit right in. He's best remembered for his professional relationship with a former patient: the late Laura Palmer, whose murder was the centerpiece of the series.

Dr. Jennifer Melfi,
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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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2011 Underground Holiday Shopping Guide: Horror Movies

Ho Ho Yikes! This year Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film is breaking up its annual Underground Holiday Shopping Guide into a couple of different posts by genre. That way it’s easier to really match up your loved one’s entertainment tastes with the best that the underground has to offer!

First up: If there’s a special someone you know who’s bored with traditional blood and scares, here are some outrageous fright flicks that will make them scream with delight when they see them under the tree.

New on DVD:Strange Girls

One of Bad Lit’s favorite horror flicks of the past five years finally made it to DVD in 2011. In her debut feature, filmmaker Rona Mark created two of the most original on-screen murderers in Virginia and Georgia Gruczechy — twin, socially-reclusive, psychotic girls with their own invented language who kill anyone who they think is deserving.
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‘Red Tails’ Trailer and Release Date

‘Red Tails’ Trailer and Release Date
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George Lucas has been talking about “Red Tails” for over a decade. The film went into production a couple of years ago with a cast including Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston and Michael B. Jordan. Directed by Anthony Hemingway, the film tells the story of the WWII Tuskegee Airmen program, which sent the first African-American pilots into combat for the U.S. armed forces.

Lucas and John Riley co-wrote the story and screenplay. The film
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5 Scary Underground Movies For Halloween

If it’s Halloween, that means it’s time for people to start clamoring to watch the latest remakes and sequels to classic scary movies. Hey, not that there’s anything wrong with that. I enjoy a well-done remake or sequel. That there’s not too many of them, that’s a different story. But, it might be time to try something a little bit off the beaten path:

Brain Dead, dir. Kevin S. Tenney. (Netflix | Amazon) Tenney’s famous for fun ’80s low-budget horror classics like Night of the Demons and Witchboard, but Brain Dead came out under the radar recently and is finally available on DVD. The film is a completely over-the-top alien zombie extravaganza that has everything for the perfect horror movie: Blood, beasts and boobs. An alien parasite infects the local rubes who terrorize a group of hikers, bank robbers and a sex-crazed minister who are
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Alt.TV – 13/7/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Family of Cops 2 (Movies24 +)

When a priest is murdered, Commissioner Paul Fein (Charles Bronson) returns to the neighbourhood he left 40 years ago to investigate, and soon Fein and his detective sons are uncovering links between the priest and the Russian mafia.

9.00pm Basement Jack (Horror Channel)

When Jack Riley brutally killed fifteen people he was dubbed ‘Basement Jack’ and locked up in an asylum. Now he’s back on the loose and a vengeful woman wants to make him pay.

10.00pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Bravo)

Brand new and highly-anticipated Us swords and sandals epic following the adventures of the legendary gladiator. Featuring stunning effects and heart-pumping action. Spartacus accepts his role as Champion of Capua and kills many opponents in the arena,
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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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