The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
The show was originally filmed in Carefree, Arizona in order to accommodate Van Dyke who was living in Arizona at the time. For the third season, production was moved to Hollywood. Van Dyke decided not to continue with the show because he wanted to move back to Arizona and because Carl Reiner had quit as producer. See more »
Admittedly, I am a perennial Dick Van Dyke fan. This show should / would have gotten more notoriety maybe with a different name, against different competition, and without the solid precursory success of the original Dick Van Dyke Show.
Nonetheless, these are great watches today just like the original Dick Van Dyke show, and I hope they are released as a DVD set for fans of this great entertainer. There's significant differentiation between the Hope Lange version of Dick's wife and the Mary Tyler Moore one 10 years prior, and Fannie Flagg of "Match Game" fame and Nancy Dussault later of "Too Close for Comfort" fame both give terrific supporting performances. Lot of awesome guest star appearances too, names and faces you'll recognize from 60s and 70s TV.
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