George and Leo

George and Leo is an American sitcom starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch that aired on CBS from September 15, 1997 to March 16, 1998.

George and Leo
Created byRob Long
Dan Staley
Written byPhil Baker
Betsy Borns
Reid Harrison
Rob Long
Howard Margulies
Bob Sand
Aaron Shure
Dan Staley
Drew Vaupen
Directed byJames Burrows
Pamela Fryman
Michael Lessac
Philip Charles MacKenzie
Brian K. Roberts
StarringBob Newhart
Judd Hirsch
Composer(s)Christophe Beck
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Executive producer(s)Rob Long
Dan Staley
Producer(s)Tim Berry
Stephen C. Grossman
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Staley-Long Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) 
March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)


Newhart and Hirsch starred as the respective title characters, widely divergent men who become in-laws when their children get married. George's (Newhart) son was played by Jason Bateman. Bess Meyer initially played Leo's (Hirsch) daughter, but was replaced after the first eight episodes by Robyn Lively. The series was set on Martha's Vineyard, where George owned a bookstore.

One episode, "The Cameo Show", featured guest appearances from many of the costars of Newhart's and Hirsch's previous sitcoms: The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, Newhart, and Dear John. The series was canceled after 22 episodes due to low ratings.


Guest stars


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"James BurrowsDan Staley & Rob LongSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
2"The Wedding"Pamela FrymanTeleplay by: Bob SandSeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
3"The Bribe"Philip Charles MacKenzieTeleplay by: Besty BornsSeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
4"The Baby-Care Class"Philip Charles MacKenzieTeleplay by: Reid HarrisonOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
5"The Job"Pamela FrymanDrew Vaupen & Phil BakerOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
6"The Review"Brian K. RobertsHoward MarguliesOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
7"The Halloween Show"Philip Charles MacKenzieTeleplay by: Bob SandOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
8"The Cameo Show"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Aaron ShureNovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
9"The Housekeeper"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Tom AndersonNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
10"The Witness"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Besty BornsNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
11"The Thanksgiving Show"James BurrowsBob SandNovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
12"The Smokers"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Reid HarrisonDecember 8, 1997 (1997-12-08)
13"The Eggnog"James BurrowsTeleplay by: Aaron ShureDecember 15, 1997 (1997-12-15)
14"The Other Bookstore"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Reid HarrisonJanuary 5, 1998 (1998-01-05)
15"The Nine Wives of Leo Wagonman"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Bob SandJanuary 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
16"The Teacher"Peter BaldwinTeleplay by: Aaron ShureJanuary 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)
17"The Poker Game"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Howard MarguliesJanuary 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
18"The Gift"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Larry BalmagiaFebruary 2, 1998 (1998-02-02)
19"The Nanny"Pamela FrymanTeleplay by: Dan Staley & Rob Long
Story by: Tom Anderson
February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
20"The Massage: Part 1"Pamela FrymanTeleplay by: Aaron ShureMarch 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
21"The Massage: Part 2"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Aaron ShureMarch 9, 1998 (1998-03-09)
22"The Bongos"Michael LessacTeleplay by: Reid HarrisonMarch 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)

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