The Bob Newhart Show

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Conan O'Brien Brings Bob's New Heart to Fox

Conan O'Brien

It's not The Bob Newhart Show, but close: Conan O'Brien is looking to bring Bob's New Heart Show to television. read more

Exclusive: Bob Newhart to Appear on Lifetime's Project Five

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Bob Newhart has joined Lifetime's new original movie Project Five, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Lifetime renews Army Wives, sets Diva premiere

An anthology of five short films, Project Five explores the impact of breast cancer on people's lives. Newhart, 81, will play ...
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Bob Newhart to Guest-Star on NCIS As Medical Examiner

Bob Newhart

TV vet Bob Newhart has booked a guest-starring role on NCIS, a rep for the show confirms to TVGuide.com.

In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly is happy being the second banana

Newhart, 81, will play Dr. Walter Magnus, an eccentric-but-charming medical examiner who comes out of retirement to help the NCIS team, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news. He'll work closely with the team's resident ME Ducky (David McCallum).

Newhart, best known for his sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, has also appeared... read more

Is Bob Newhart Returning to TV?

Bob Newhart

Is television comedy icon Bob Newhart, 81, ready to stage his own Betty White-esque pop culture takeover?

"I don't know if the American public is ready for that," laughed Newhart at a salute to his 50th anniversary in show business at Beverly Hills' Paley Center for Media. But while the star of The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart says starring in a regular a series isn't highly likely ("That's for young people"), he's nowhere near retirement — and he may be teaming with his longtime best friend Don Rickles for a TV project in the near future... read more

Fred Willard Will Return to Modern Family

Modern Family - Fred Willard

Fans of ever-smiling comedy icon Fred Willard will be pleased to learn that Phil Dunphy's father Frank will be pulling his RV back into Modern Family next season thanks to a casting match made in heaven (with a little help from series star Ty Burrell).

"They said that ... read more

Hey, Matt. I just wanted to ...

Question: Hey, Matt. I just wanted to get your opinion on the series finale of Alias. I have been a faithful fan from Season 1 and have written in to your column asking about Alias all the time. However, I felt the writers wrote a rather depressing ending. I mean, Renee, Nadia, Tom, Irina and Sloane all were killed, not to mention my favorite, Jack! I thought that Jack's death was totally unnecessary and mean-spirited toward the fans who have loved him from the first season on. And Irina, what's the deal? Why did they make her so evil? I mean, she saved the world at the end of Season 4 and then turned into her evil sister, Elena! It did not sync up and felt rather like a betrayal. Yes, I understand Rambaldi "changes you," but c'mon. I mean, I was happy with Sydney and Vaughn ending up together and Dixon as director, etc. But it was the finale. Make the fans happy all around; what can it hurt? I was waiting for Isabelle to run in and say, "Grandpa Jack!" Answer: For my own analysis (one ... read more

Spike Lee Inspired King of the Hill?!

King of the Hill and creator Mike Judge

This Sunday (at 7:30 pm/ET) will mark the 200th episode and 10th season finale of Fox's King of the Hill. The achievement is yet another feather in the cap of series creator Mike Judge, who turned Beavis and Butt-head into household names and directed the oft-quoted cult hit Office Space. Known as read more

It seems a given, in the many ...

Question: It seems a given, in the many questions about network scheduling that you receive, that Saturday night is where TV shows go to die, so no one schedules a potential keeper on Saturday. Yet within living memory (mine, at least), CBS had a killer Saturday lineup that would put any recent "must-see" night to shame (All in the Family, M*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett). I know we went out on Saturday night in the '70s (and with no TiVo, or even VCRs). It can't just be due to the fracturing of cable — if the audience is really too small on Saturday, then it's too small whether your share is 15 percent or 35 percent. I've been looking back trying to find the tipping point, but I can't see when the landscape changed. What in the business has caused this change in perception? On a completely unrelated note: I have fallen in love with Slings & Arrows. Has there been, or is there going to be, a third season? I need more of New Burbage! Answer: First off, I'm thrilled ... read more

Are you a wealthy fan of Days...

Are you a wealthy fan of Days of our Lives? Well, first of all, call me! Secondly, you should know that Deidre Hall's luxe Bel-Air pad is currently for sale, listed at just under $8.5 million. Per the Los Angeles Times, the amenities of Marlena's walled and gated half-acre compound include six bedrooms, a playroom and 11 bathrooms. Oh, there's also a pool, a detached guest house and a sports court. Hall and her husband, writer-producer Steve Sohmer, purchased the 6,800-square-foot estate in 1992 from Bob Newhart for around $3 million. In other news, this reporter can't even afford a lousy one-bedroom condo in the Valley. But I'm not bitter, I swear. read more

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Premise: Newhart first brought his deadpan wit to series TV in this Emmy and Peabody-winning variety hour, which showcased many of his now classic `Button Down Mind' telephone routines.

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