The Bob Newhart Show (1961 TV series)

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For the sitcom which aired during the 1970s, see The Bob Newhart Show.
The Bob Newhart Show (1961 TV series)
Starring Bob Newhart
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Running time 60 minutes
Original network NBC

The Bob Newhart Show is an American comedy variety show starring comedian Bob Newhart. It originally ran from October 1961 through June 1962 on NBC, airing on Wednesday nights at 10pm Eastern time, immediately following Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall. The variety show was sponsored by Kraft Foods's Sealtest Dairy division.

The show was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor (now known as the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series) in 1962. It was also nominated for the Writing Achievement in Comedy Award for Roland Kibbee, Bob Newhart, Don Hinkley, Milt Rosen, Ernest Chambers, Dean Hargrove, Robert Kaufman, Norm Liebmann, Charles Sherman, Howard Snyder and Larry Siegel, but they lost to Carl Reiner for The Dick Van Dyke Show. The show also won a Peabody Award in 1961.

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Preceded by
The Jack Benny Program
Emmy Award for Outstanding Program in the Field of Humor
Succeeded by
The Dick Van Dyke Show