The Bob Newhart Show
GenreComedy variety
StarringBob Newhart
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes27 episodes
Production
ProducerRoland Kibbee
Production locationsZiegfeld Theatre, New York City
Running time60 minutes
Production companyArmanco Productions
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 11, 1961 (1961-10-11) –
June 13, 1962 (1962-06-13)

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 10 p.m. 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.


Preceded by
The Jack Benny Program
Emmy Award for Outstanding Program in the Field of Humor
1962
Succeeded by
The Dick Van Dyke Show