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PARAMOUNT'S 'BOB' RECEIVES ORDER FOR THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES; MOVES TO MONDAYS

 HOLLYWOOD, March 15, /PRNewswire/ -- "Bob," the critically acclaimed comedy series starring Bob Newhart, from Steinkellners & Sutton Productions in association with Paramount Network Television, received an order for an additional three episodes for the 1992-1993 CBS television season, it was announced today by John S. Pike, president of the division. In doing so, "Bob" becomes one of only two new CBS series to receive a total order of 25 episodes for the 1992-1993 season.
 Additionally, CBS has announced "Bob" will air on Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. (EST) starting April 12. Newhart's previous successful series ("Newhart") aired on Mondays for seven years. Season to date, "Bob" (Fridays 9:30 p.m. EST) averages a 9.6 rating/17 share, winning its time period more than half of its 16 airings. Earlier this season, "Bob's" one-time Monday, Dec. 21 airing achieved stellar ratings garnering a 13.5 rating/22 share, and ranking No. 1 in the time period among homes, women and men 18-49, and 18-54, against the firmly entrenched "Blossom" and "FBI: Untold Stories." "Bob" ranked No. 14 among all network television shows for the week ended Dec. 27, 1993.
 "Bob" features Newhart as Chicago comic book artist Bob McKay; Carlene Watkins as his wife, Kaye; Cynthia Stevenson as his daughter Trisha; John Cygan as Harlan Stone; Ruth Kobart as Iris Frankel; Timothy Fall as Chad Pfefferle; and Andrew Bilgore as Albie Lutz.
 Cheri and Bill Steinkellner and Phoef Sutton are creators and executive producers of "Bob." Don Seigel and Jerry Perzigian are supervising producers. Stephen C. Grossman is producer.
 "Bob" is filmed before a studio audience in Hollywood at Paramount Studios. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI).
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 /CONTACT: John A. Wentworth of Paramount Pictures Network Television Division, 213-956-5394 or Joe Lo Cicero or Trisha Cardoso, Mahoney Communications, 213-251-4688/
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