Fox has licensed it out! Season 2 coming February 11!
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Posted November 05 2013 - 04:34 PM
Now, could we finally be seeing the relationship between these two companies finally smooth out and maybe we'll get to see some shows finally completed from them next year, such as Belvedere, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show (original one) and a few others? Hoping this is a trend.
Posted November 05 2013 - 05:25 PM
If Fox is back in the business of licensing out titles then dare I hope that 2014 will *finally* bring us back from stalled purgatory "Burke's Law" and "The Big Valley"? If those come, then I will take back every nasty thing I've ever said about Fox for all time!
Posted November 05 2013 - 07:47 PM
If Fox is back in the business of licensing out titles then dare I hope that 2014 will *finally* bring us back from stalled purgatory "Burke's Law" and "The Big Valley"? If those come, then I will take back every nasty thing I've ever said about Fox for all time.ote]
Now maybe we'll see some vintage Four Star shows be released by Shout!'s Timeless subsidiary. They have a lot of westerns and other dramatic shows to boot, as well as a few comedies.
Posted November 05 2013 - 07:48 PM
Edited by oldtvshowbuff, November 05 2013 - 07:56 PM.
Posted November 05 2013 - 08:32 PM
I was thrilled to see this on their site earlier today as I'm a huge fan of Bob Newhart (I also couldn't get enough of Mary Fran in Newhart - Loved those sweaters)! I'm hoping this bodes well for also getting The Bob Newhart Show off the stalled list! I've had a pre-order in for S5 & S6 of that one for *2 years* at Amazon! This one will be a rare pre-order for me!
Posted November 09 2013 - 11:45 AM
Just this morning amazon officially canceled my order for seasons 5 and 6 of The Bob Newhart Show.
Edited by KPmusmag, November 09 2013 - 11:45 AM.
Posted February 12 2014 - 08:39 AM
Did anybody pick this up? I watched the show now and then back in the 80s and in syndication in the 90s and always liked it. I picked up the first season DVD and was surprised about how little I liked it, then today I see an article about Newhart in the AC Club talking about the release of season 2 and how Newhart was a show that retooled in season two and how that became the show that worked and did well (really setting up season 3 according to the article). I guess I wasn't aware how different season 1 was...
Posted February 12 2014 - 09:10 AM
Season 1 is the best season of the series. Michael and Stephanie were disgusting and any charm that Larry, Darrell, and Darrell had was driven into the ground once they realized that they had a good thing on their hands. Give me the episodes like the one where they find out that Mrs Newton is buried in their basement any day.
Season 2 though is still very good. The loss of Leslie in favor of Stephanie stung (But her personality still had some semblance of normalness during that first year), but Kirk was still there and the charm of the show was intact.
With Season 3 onwards I'd be in for but there were a lot of clinkers as they progressed.
Posted February 12 2014 - 10:58 AM
I pre-ordered both S2 & S3. It's one of those series where I enjoy most of the seasons. The retooling of the series in S2 helped quite a bit but so did the change from video tape to film. I'm one of those who did *not* like the character of Kirk - he was abrasive, annoying, obnoxious, a royal pain. You knew when he showed up he'd lie about something, then attempt to lie his way out. His character was just too one-note and needed to go. I don't much care for the Michael/Stephanie duo, especially when they are the focus of an episode, *but* keep them apart and they are good additions to the case. Leslie was just too sweet and, like the Kirk character, needed to go. Stephanie is a good replacement, at least there's something to work with there. Larry, Darryl, and Darryl are good but were vastly overused in later seasons. My favorite episodes tend to be those which focus on the townspeople, George, and the few guests at the inn with Bob's reaction to their actions.
Posted March 04 2014 - 04:21 PM
Glad to see the "19th Anniversary Special" will be included as it serves as the perfect sequel to the last "Newhart" episode in its own right (even if it also contradicts the premise of the last original series episode that had Bob and Emily moving away).
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