Idols Bob Newhart, low-key TV superstar Published 3 years ago on August 13, 2016 One of the greatest and most understated comedians in television history, Bob Newhart’s highbrow, low-key style has earned him a large following among both critics and viewers. Bob Newhart was born in Chicago on September 5, 1929. He began performing his unique brand of comedy on television variety shows in 1960, beginning with The Jack Paar Show. Other programs like The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show and The Garry Moore Show provided Newhart with most of his early airtime. Then came the first manifestation of a Bob Newhart show—The Bob Newhart Show, which ran from 1961 to 1962. Newhart’s next TV job as a regular came in 1964 on The Entertainers. Though the show took off and crashed the same year, Newhart continued working on variety shows. In 1972, the second and most famous Bob Newhart Show began its run. The skillfully picked supporting cast worked beautifully in contrast to Bob Newhart’s subdued humor, and the show ran until 1978. The next Newhart show, Newhart, enjoyed similar success. As New England inn manager Dick Loudon, Newhart left the over-the-top antics to guests, employees and local yokels, while he kept one eyebrow raised in quiet befuddlement. Newhart ran until 1990 and was followed by a short-lived series, Bob. Bob Newhart lives in Southern California and continues to appear on television as a guest most recently in 2013 with a series of appearances on The Big Bang Theory. Bob NewhartEd Sullivan Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago The Voice Season 16 Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC The Blind Auditions Season Premiere: EGOT winner and critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning superstar coaches Adam Levine, Kelly... Episodes13 hours ago Man with a Plan: Adam’s Wall Hole Bowl (S3EP4 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Adam’s Wall Hole Bowl: Adam and the guys visit Lowell at his new bachelor pad and start using it as... Episodes13 hours ago People Magazine Investigates: Who Killed Jane Doe 59? (S3EP15 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Who Killed Jane Doe 59?: On November 16, 1969, a woman is found murdered in Los Angeles, but her identity... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.