Mr Beldevere (ABC 1985-1990, Christopher Hewett, Ilene Graff)

Sitcom, with their busy working lives, Pittsburgh couple George and Marsha Owen, a scriptwriter and lawyer respectively, are having trouble looking after the house and their three kids, they hire the suave English Mr Belvedere as their housekeeper.

The series ended with Mr Beldevere getting married and the series was based on the Clifton Webb movies of the late forties and early fifties which in turn were based on the novel by Gwen Davenport.

Producers tried several times to make a series based on the Belvedere character, pilots have included one in 1956 (with Reginald Gardiner), one in 1959 (with Hans Conreid) and one in 1965 with Victor Buono.

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production details
USA / ABC / x30 minute episodes / 15 March 1985 – 8 July 1990

Theme Music: Judy Hart Angelo, Gary Portnoy, sung by Leon Redbone

Christopher Hewett as Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere
Ilene Graff as Marsha Cameron Owens
Rob Stone as Kevin Owens
Tracy Wells as Heather Owens
Brice Beckham as Wesley T. Owens
Bob Uecker as George Owens
Norman Bartold as Brett ‘Skip’ Hollings (1987-1989)
Rosemary Forsyth as Louise Gilbert (1990)
Willie Garson as Carl (1988-1989)
Michele Matheson as Angela Chatstikovich (1986-1989)

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