Panel promises to reunite Newhart with cast mates Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Marcia Wallace, Bill Daily, Jack Riley and director Dick Martin for clips and Q&A and "gawsh I just loved doing that show" oratory. But it outta be a good, clean fun. Event is timed to TV Land's extensive 35th anniversary tribute to the show, which has been a staple of the vintage TV cabler for more years now than the series had in its original run on CBS (1972-78). (Pictured from left in 2005, Wallace, Pleshette, Newhart and Tom Poston, Pleshette's late husband, longtime friend of Newhart's and co-star of Newhart's other long-running CBS sitcom, "Newhart.")
On Monday, TV Land plans a marathon of eight Newhart-selected favorite segs, starting with "Last TV Show," in which Newhart's group therapy group urges him to accept an invite from the local PBS outlet to conduct a session live on air. The 10:30 p.m. seg "Some of My Best Friends" in which a young and swinger-looking Howard Hesseman joins the group, is not to be missed. Also next week, TV Land.com plans to stream those eight episodes, through Sunday, plus a bunch of other Newhart-ana, new and old.