The Bob Newhart Show was a CBS network sitcom created by David Davis & Lorenzo Music, starring comedian Bob Newhart that premiered on September 16, 1972.
The other cast members consisted of Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace, Bill Daily and Peter Bonerz.
The show ranked in the Top 20 of the Nielsen ratings for the first three seasons, but by the end of the fifth season, the ratings slipped which made Bob Newhart consider ending the program.
CBS offered Newhart a sixth season and at first, he felt it was time for him to move on, but after receiving mail from viewers who begged him not to go off the air, the show returned for a sixth season.
In 1975, Bob Newhart was nominated for a Golden Globe award for "Best TV Actor-Musical\Comedy." In 1977, the show received two Emmy award nominations for "Outstanding Comedy Series" and "Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Comedy Series" that was given to Suzanne Pleshette.
On April 1, 1978, "The Bob Newhart Show" came to an end after 142 episodes.