In this comedy-satire on conformity, Dick Van Dyke plays a Manhattan bank teller who grows a beard when he develops a rash from a bee sting. He is promptly fired from his job while his ... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the ... See full summary »
Pat Harrington Jr.
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 »
You would think such a great talent in Dick Van Dyke, and production by Hollywood legend by Carl Reiner but this one really was not up to par of their previous effort the Dick Van Dyke Show. I guess Dick was too old, not his youthful self (he had a serious alcohol problem) and the supporting cast was not up to par to Richard Deacon , Morey Amsterdam and the rest of the great cast.
The writing was decent but the sophistication of the Dick Van Dyke show was not captured here. This show, where Dick Van Dyke was a talk show host for a local television station in Arizona had some good moments but overall the show was not what it could have been. The show was just too formulaic. In the time of a dominant All in the Family this show did capture some controversial moments, such as their college student sun bringing home an African-American girlfriend, but even that episode was fair, and really had only run of the mill writing. .
There was just no raw inspiration that drove the original and some of the contemporaries of this show, like MASH and All in the Family. It was not horrible to watch but it could have been much better considering the talent it had to work with. The New Dick Van Dyke Show did have decent, but not great ratings, but the show ended when Reiner left, and Dick Van Dyke did not want to do the show without Reiner so after a fair three year run the show came to an end.
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