The Dick Van Dyke Show

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The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show.jpg
Premiere pilot
July 19, 1960
series
October 3, 1961
Finale June 1, 1966
Airs Sundays at 11 PM and 11:30 PM on MeTV
Creator Carl Reiner
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Calvada Productions
Distributor CBS Films/Enterprises (until 1971)
Viacom Enterprises (1971-1995)
Paramount Domestic Television (1995-2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006-2007)
Reel Media International (2007-2011)
Paul Brownstein Productions (2011- )
Seasons 5
Episodes 158 + pilot
Origin USA

The Dick Van Dyke Show is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

The two main settings show the work and home life of Rob Petrie, the head writer of a comedy/variety show produced in Manhattan. Viewers are given an "inside look" at how a television show (the fictitious The Alan Brady Show) was written and produced. Many scenes deal with Rob and his co-writers, Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers. Mel Cooley, a balding straight man and recipient of numerous insulting one-liners from Buddy, was the show's producer and the brother-in-law of the show's star, Alan Brady. As Rob, Buddy, and Sally write for a comedy show, the premise provides a built-in forum for them to be making jokes constantly. Other scenes focus on the home life of Rob, his wife Laura, and son Richie, who live at 148 Bonnie Meadow Road in suburban New Rochelle, New York. Also often seen are their next-door neighbors and best friends, Jerry Helper, a dentist, and his wife Millie.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie * * * * *
Rose Marie Sally Rogers * * * * *
Morey Amsterdam Buddy Sorrell * * * * *
Larry Mathews Richie Petrie * * * * *
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie * * * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Richard Deacon Mel Cooley * * * * *
Jerry Paris Jerry Helper * * * * *
Ann Morgan Guilbert Millie Helper * * * * *
Carl Reiner Alan Brady * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One October 3, 1961 April 18, 1962 30
Season Two September 26, 1962 May 8, 1963 32
Season Three September 25, 1963 May 13, 1964 32
Season Four September 23, 1964 May 26, 1965 32
Season Five September 15, 1965 June 1, 1966 32

In-Depth

DVD & Blu-ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series May 24, 2005 purchase 25
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season 1 October 21, 2003 purchase 5
Season 2 October 21, 2003 purchase 5
Season 3 February 24, 2004 purchase 5
Season 4 April 27, 2004 purchase 5
Season 5 June 29, 2004 purchase 5
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
50th Anniversary Edition: Fan Favorites September 20, 2011 purchase 5

Blu-ray

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region A)
The Complete Series October 30, 2012 purchase 15

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