A cartoonist deals with corporate drama that ensues after the revival of a super hero he created.
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1993   1992  
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 Bob McKay (33 episodes, 1992-1993)
Carlene Watkins ...
 Kaye McKay (33 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Trisha McKay (33 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Iris Frankel (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Chad Pfefferle (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Albie Lutz (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Harlan Stone (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
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A cartoonist deals with corporate drama that ensues after the revival of a super hero he created.

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Plenty of potential
14 November 2005 | by (Topeka,Kansas,USA) – See all my reviews

Bob Newhart's third sitcom was mostly a crashing non-success,which is a shame since,besides Mr.Newhart,the show had a very good ensemble cast that included veteran actors like Ruth Kobart and Carlene WAtkins mixed in with solid younger talent like Cynthia Stevenson,Andrew Bilgore and John Cygan. This was the first season. Then CBS decided to re-up this show(rather tenuously it appeared)for a second year,they blew-up that cast,inserted pros Betty White,Tom Poston and Jere Burns,that and a schedule move(from the no-man's land that was Friday nights to Monday nights)and hoped it would inflate the less-than-scintillating returns.It didn't,and the show was quietly pushed off the air after the half-way point of the 1993-94 season.

I personally felt like this show,while hardly up there with the first two Newhart entries,was still very watchable,quite funny and seemed to have plenty of potential to get better and/or get a better following. But who knows? Maybe audiences were expecting too much of either Dr.Bob HArtley or Dick Loudon. Or maybe the loyal t.v. audiences didn't like what they saw in grouchy cartoonist Bob McKay. Or maybe the audiences were not warming to Newhart's dry,button-down style of comedy. Whatever,I thought this show deserved a better treatment,given the pedigree of the eponymous star.


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