Bob Newhart is Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist living with his schoolteacher wife Emily. Complicating life for the serene, stammering doc was his neighbor, Howard, a flighty navigator; and Bob's coworkers, dentist Jerry and flippant receptionist Carol. The humor was gentle, sophisticated and, at times, wonderfully surreal.
|Specials||November 1991||October 2014||11|
|Season 1||September 1972||March 1973||24|
|Season 2||September 1973||March 1974||24|
|Season 3||September 1974||March 1975||24|
|Season 4||September 1975||February 1976||24|
|Season 5||September 1976||March 1977||24|
|Season 6||September 1977||April 1978||22|
|Name||Number of Episodes||Dates|
|Peter Bonerz||28||01/26/1974 - 04/01/1978|
|Alan Rafkin||24||09/30/1972 - 03/08/1975|
|Michael Zinberg||18||01/04/1975 - 04/01/1978|
|Peter Baldwin||12||12/09/1972 - 02/23/1974|
|Dick Martin||11||02/05/1977 - 02/18/1978|
|James Burrows||10||01/18/1975 - 01/29/1977|
|Jay Sandrich||10||09/16/1972 - 02/15/1975|
|Martin Cohan||8||11/25/1972 - 02/09/1974|
|George Tyne||6||01/27/1973 - 11/16/1974|
|Jerry London||5||02/24/1973 - 12/08/1973|
|Alan Myerson||4||01/24/1976 - 11/27/1976|
|Bob Claver||2||10/11/1975 - 10/25/1975|
|Name||Number of Episodes||Dates|
|Tom Patchett||22||11/04/1972 - 02/28/1976|
|Jay Tarses||22||11/04/1972 - 02/28/1976|
|Gordon Farr||13||02/08/1975 - 03/19/1977|
|Lynne Farr||13||02/08/1975 - 03/19/1977|
|Jerry Mayer||10||10/28/1972 - 02/22/1975|
|Charlotte Brown||9||12/09/1972 - 11/30/1974|
|Sy Rosen||9||01/24/1976 - 03/12/1977|
|Lloyd Garver||5||10/08/1977 - 04/01/1978|
|Lorenzo Music||5||09/16/1972 - 02/10/1973|
|David Davis||5||09/16/1972 - 02/10/1973|
|Phil Davis||4||02/15/1975 - 12/24/1977|
|Bill Idelson||4||01/20/1973 - 11/24/1973|
|Glen Charles||3||09/24/1977 - 04/01/1978|
|David Lloyd||3||10/23/1976 - 11/12/1977|
|Coleman Mitchell||3||09/28/1974 - 01/11/1975|
|Earl Pomerantz||3||11/26/1977 - 03/11/1978|
|Gary David Goldberg||3||10/30/1976 - 03/05/1977|
|Hugh Wilson||3||02/21/1976 - 11/27/1976|
|Laura Levine||3||12/03/1977 - 02/04/1978|
|Les Charles||3||09/24/1977 - 04/01/1978|
|Geoffrey Neigher||3||09/28/1974 - 01/11/1975|
|Andrew Smith||3||10/22/1977 - 02/11/1978|
|Bruce Kane||3||11/08/1975 - 01/22/1977|
|Gene Thompson||2||11/11/1972 - 01/27/1973|
|Erik Tarloff||2||12/07/1974 - 12/06/1975|
|Susan Silver||2||10/21/1972 - 09/29/1973|
|Phil Doran||2||10/25/1975 - 01/31/1976|
|Douglas Arango||2||10/25/1975 - 01/31/1976|
|Arnie Kogen||2||03/02/1974 - 02/01/1975|
|Emily Purdum Marshall||1||01/21/1978|
|Paul B. Lichtman||1||01/26/1974|
|Madeline Di Maggio||1||10/29/1977|
TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time is a collection of essays written by television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz. It was published in 2016. The main purpose of the book was to provide a canonical list of the top 100 greatest television programs in American history.
Mike Wallace and a vampire slayer? Letterman and Oprah? Andy Griffith and the Sopranos? On one list? What were we thinking? Simply put, the best of the best, from Day 1 to last night: quality, innovation and the ability to stay in our lives year after year after year. A touch of sentiment? Sure, but nostalgia alone couldn’t make the cut (sorry, Beav). And TV-movies, miniseries and specials will have to wait. These are the series we watched regularly — and will watch again. And again.
From a pioneering variety show from the black-and-white days to two faves on now -- see our No. 1. To see EW's picks of the top 100 all-time greatest TV shows
A ranking of the most game-changing, side-splitting, tear-jerking, mind-blowing, world-building, genre-busting programs in television history, from the medium’s inception in the early 20th century through the ever-metastasizing era of Peak TV BY ALAN SEPINWALL
So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the "60 Greatest" lists we've compiled during our 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence. What will the next 60 years bring? We can't wait to find out.
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What's the best TV show of all time? Who knows? This poll is strictly about favorite shows, the programs people in Hollywood hold nearest to their hearts — that remind them of better times or speak to their inner child or inspire their creativity or just help them unwind after a crappy day at the studio — even if one or two of the programs listed here aren't exactly masterpieces of the medium.
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