Mr. Belvedere

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Mr. Belvedere
Mr Belvedere-Logo.jpg
Premiere March 15, 1985
Finale July 8, 1990
Based on the novel "Belvedere" by
Gwen Davenport
Developed by Frank Dungan &
Jeff Stein
Network ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company 20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 6
Episodes 117 (10 unaired)
Origin USA

Mr. Belvedere is a sitcom that aired on ABC.

The series follows posh housekeeper Lynn Belvedere, as he struggles to adapt to the Owens household. The breadwinner, George (Bob Uecker), is a sportswriter (however, in the pilot, he worked in construction). His wife Marsha (Ilene Graff) is attending law school. At the show's start, oldest son Kevin (Rob Stone) is a senior in high school, daughter Heather (Tracy Wells) is a freshman, and Wesley (Brice Beckham) is in elementary school. Over the course of the series, George becomes a sportscaster (a career shared with Uecker, who balanced his role as the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers while starring in the series), Marsha graduates from law school and starts a career as a lawyer, Kevin leaves for college and gets his own apartment, and Heather moves up in high school.

Throughout the series, Mr. Belvedere serves as a mentor of sorts to Wesley as well as to the other children. Being a cultured man with many skills and achievements (having even once worked for Winston Churchill), he also comes to serve as some sort of a "counselor" to the Owens clan, helping them solve their dilemmas and stay out of mischief. Several episodes deal with the relationship between Wesley and Mr. Belvedere, who are always at odds with one another, with Wesley constantly antagonizing Belvedere. It is shown that deep down, however, they really love each other.

Each episode ends with Mr. Belvedere writing in his journal, recounting the events of the day (which is heard by the audience via his narration) with the Owens family and what he got out of it in terms of a lesson.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Christopher Hewett Lynn Belvedere * * * * * *
Ilene Graff Marsha Owens * * * * * *
Rob Stone Kevin Owens * * * * * *
Tracy Wells Heather Owens * * * * * *
Brice Beckham Wesley Owens * * * * * *
Bob Uecker George Owens * * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One March 15, 1985 April 28, 1985 7
Season Two September 27, 1985 March 28, 1986 22
Season Three September 26, 1986 May 15, 1987 22
Season Four October 30, 1987 May 6, 1988 20
Season Five October 14, 1988 May 5, 1989 24
Season Six September 16, 1989 July 8, 1990 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Seasons One & Two March 17, 2009 5

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Season Three September 8, 2009 4

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Season Four January 19, 2010 4


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