Fans and friends of Mr. Belvedere (ABC, 1985-1990) can join series stars Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone, Tracy Tofte Wells, and Brice Beckham for a special Zoom Reunion webinar on Friday, May 29 beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT. The cast will talk about making the show, their favorite episodes, on-set practical jokes, and more, plus they’ll answer all of your questions.
Based on the Gwen Davenport novel Belvedere, Mr. Belvedere ran for five and a half seasons—a half season longer than The Brady Bunch, and a year and a half longer than The Partridge Family—as part of ABC’s popular TGIF programming block of family-oriented Friday night sitcoms. Like the Davenport novel and the popular series of feature motion pictures starring Clifton Webb, Mr. Belvedere featured British butler Lynn Belvedere (played by Christopher Hewitt), who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in his diary for future use in writing a novel. In the ABC series, the Owens family served as that “typical American family” and the source of fodder for Belvedere, who had previously worked as a gentry for Winston Churchill and had connections to British royalty. Family patriarch George Owens (played by sportscaster Bob Uecker) was, in an example of art imitating life, a sportswriter; matriarch Marsha Owens (Ilene Graff) was a law student. The couple, who had settled in suburban Pittsburgh, had three children: awkward teenager Kevin (Rob Stone); precocious, easily-embarrassed Heather (Tracy Tofte Wells); and mischievous prankster Wesley (Brice Beckham).
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