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Premiere September 18, 1992
Finale December 27, 1993
Creator Bill Steinkellner,
Cherie Steinkellner,
Phoef Sutton
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Steinkellners & Sutton Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 33 (3 unaired)
Origin USA

Bob is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

Newhart portrayed Bob McKay, the creator of the 1950s comic book superhero "Mad-Dog". Mad-Dog was a casualty of the Comics Code Authority, a real-life self-regulation authority formed to assuage concerns over violence and gore in comics in the 1950s. In the wake of the CCA, Bob became a greeting card artist, and years later Mad-Dog is revived when the American-Canadian Trans-Continental Communications Company buys the rights to the series. Complications ensued when AmCanTranConComCo head Harlan Stone (John Cygan) insisted Mad-Dog should be a bloodthirsty vigilante rather than the hero Bob originally created. Bob initially turned down Harlan's offer to revive the series with the publisher, but after his wife, Kaye (Carlene Watkins), reminded Bob that Mad-Dog would never give up dreams in the face of defeat, he decided to compromise with Harlan on creative direction, and the two became a team.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bob Newhart Bob McKay 1 2
Carlene Watkins Kaye McKay 1 2
Cynthia Stevenson Trisha McKay 1 2
Ruth Kobart Iris Frankel 1
Timothy Fall Chad Pfefferle 1
Andrew Bilgore Albie Lutz 1
John Cygan Harlan Stone 1
Jere Burns Pete Schmidt 2
Betty White Sylvia Schmidt 2


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 18, 1992 May 17, 1993 25
Season Two October 22, 1993 December 27, 1993 8


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series April 3, 2012 4


External Links