BILL DAILY, TOM POSTON, DICK MARTIN AND STEVE LAWRENCE SET TO GUEST STAR ON PARAMOUNT'S 'BOB'
BILL DAILY, TOM POSTON, DICK MARTIN AND STEVE LAWRENCE SET TO GUEST STAR ON PARAMOUNT'S 'BOB' HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood veterans Bill Daily, Tom Poston, Dick Martin and Steve Lawrence join Bob Newhart as guest stars for an upcoming episode of "Bob," the new situation comedy from Steinkellners & Sutton Productions in association with the Network Television Division of Paramount Pictures. The episode, entitled "A Streetcar Named Congress- Douglas," features the co-stars as comic book artists who gather together at the home of fellow artist Bob McKay (Newhart) for a friendly game of poker. "Streetcar" is tentatively scheduled to air on Friday, Nov. 6 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST on CBS-TV. In filming the episode, Newhart will be among old friends, on and off the television screen. Daily and Poston have both co-starred in Newhart's previous successful series; Daily portrayed Newhart's neighbor Howard Borden on "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972-1978) and Poston appeared as handyman George Utley on Newhart's other popular series "Newhart" (1982-1990). Martin, star of the 1960's comedic hit "Laugh-In," served as an executive consultant on "The Bob Newhart Show," in addition to directing several episodes of "Newhart," and most recently, an episode of "Bob." Additionally, Newhart's longtime friend, Grammy Award-winning performer Lawrence, joins the group for this special reunion episode. "Bob" features Newhart as Chicago comic book artist McKay, who gives up his mundane job drawing greeting cards to re-introduce "Mad Dog," a comic book super hero he passionately created as a young man. Also starring in the series are Carlene Watkins as McKay's wife, Kaye; Cynthia Stevenson as his daughter Trisha; Ruth Kobart as Iris Frankel, a veteran comic book artist; Timothy Fall as Chad Pfefferle and Andrew Bilgore as Albie Lutz, a couple of upstart artists and admirers of Bob; and John Cygan as Harlan Stone, Bob's new boss. Cheri and Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton are creators and executive producers of "Bob." Don Siegel and Jerry Perzigian are supervising producers. Stephen C. Grossman is producer. "Bob" is filmed before a live audience in Hollywood at Paramount Studios. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI) -0- 9/21/92 /CONTACT: John A. Wentworth, VP of advertising/publicity/ promotion, Network Television Division of Paramount Pictures, 213-956-5394; or Michelle Hunt or Trisha Cardoso of Mahoney Communications, 213-251-4688, for Paramount Pictures/ (PCI) CO: Paramount Pictures; Mahoney Communications ST: California IN: ENT SU:
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|Date:||Sep 21, 1992|
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