For six seasons, the stand-up comic-turned-television star had been headlining the CBS sitcom, Newhart , as author and small-town Vermont inn owner, Dick Loudon. It was his second hit sitcom for the network following the beloved s series, The Bob Newhart Show , which paired him with fellow TV legend, Suzanne Pleshette. While at a Christmas party with his wife, Virginia, he confessed that he was seriously considering ending the show. You wake up in bed with Suzie and you describe this dream you had about owning an inn in Vermont. But when the time came to write the actual series finale, he had the perfect ending ready to go. What started as a casual Christmas conversation between husband and wife immediately entered TV history as one of the all-time great finales.
Mary Frann, 55, Bemused Wife on 'Newhart'
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Good Lord Loudon
Chris Morgan 2 days ago Entertainment Leave a comment. They say there are no second acts in American life. Well, F. Scott Fitzgerald said it and then they said it in one episode of The Wire at the very least. Sometimes, it feels like that is the case with TV stardom, especially with sitcoms.
Newhart is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from October 25, , to May 21, , with a total of half-hour episodes spanning eight seasons. The series stars Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as an author and his wife, respectively, who own and operate an inn in a small, rural Vermont town that is home to many eccentric characters. The theme music for Newhart was composed by Henry Mancini.