George and Leo

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George and Leo
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Rob Long
Dan Staley
Written by Phil Baker
Betsy Borns
Reid Harrison
Rob Long
Howard Margulies
Bob Sand
Aaron Shure
Dan Staley
Drew Vaupen
Directed by James Burrows
Pamela Fryman
Michael Lessac
Philip Charles MacKenzie
Brian K. Roberts
Starring Bob Newhart
Judd Hirsch
Composer(s) Christophe Beck
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Production
Executive producer(s) Rob Long
Dan Staley
Producer(s) Tim Berry
Stephen C. Grossman
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Staley-Long Productions
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) – March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)

George and Leo is an American sitcom starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch which aired on CBS from September 15, 1997 to March 16, 1998.

Synopsis[edit]

Newhart and Hirsch starred as the respective title characters, widely divergent men who become in-laws when their children get married. George's (Newhart) son was played by Jason Bateman. Bess Meyer initially played Leo's (Hirsch) daughter, but was replaced after the first eight episodes by Robyn Lively. The series was set on Martha's Vineyard, where George owned a bookstore.

One episode, "The Cameo Show", featured guest appearances from many of the costars of Newhart's and Hirsch's previous sitcoms: The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, Newhart, and Dear John. The series was canceled after 22 episodes due to low ratings.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"James BurrowsDan Staley & Rob LongSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
2"The Wedding"TBATBASeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
3"The Bribe"TBATBASeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
4"The Baby-Care Class"TBATBAOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
5"The Job"TBATBAOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
6"The Review"TBATBAOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
7"The Halloween Show"TBATBAOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
8"The Cameo Show"TBATBANovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
9"The Housekeeper"TBATBANovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
10"The Witness"TBATBANovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
11"The Thanksgiving Show"James BurrowsBob SandNovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
12"The Smokers"TBATBADecember 8, 1997 (1997-12-08)
13"The Eggnog"TBATBADecember 15, 1997 (1997-12-15)
14"The Other Bookstore"TBATBAJanuary 5, 1998 (1998-01-05)
15"The Nine Wives of Leo Wagonman"TBATBAJanuary 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
16"The Teacher"TBATBAJanuary 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)
17"The Poker Game"TBATBAJanuary 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
18"The Gift"TBATBAFebruary 2, 1998 (1998-02-02)
19"The Nanny"Pamela FrymanTeleplay by: Dan Staley & Rob Long
Story by: Tom Anderson
February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
20"The Massage: Part 1"TBATBAMarch 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
21"The Massage: Part 2"TBATBAMarch 9, 1998 (1998-03-09)
22"The Bongos"TBATBAMarch 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)

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