The Dick Van Dyke Show returns to MeTV beginning Sunday, May 5
The timeless sitcom returns in a new Sunday night lineup with The Carol Burnett Show.
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MeTV is pleased to announce the network return of the 15-time Emmy Award-winning series The Dick Van Dyke Show. Airing back-to-back on Sunday nights at 11PM | 10C beginning May 5, the memorable comedy classic will premiere with a special five-week event titled "Pick Van Dyke," showcasing creator Carl Reiner’s top 10 episodes.
Across 158 half-hour episodes, The Dick Van Dyke Show followed the work and home life of Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke), head comedy writer for the fictional variety series The Alan Brady Show, starring Alan Brady (Carl Reiner), with plots inspired by Carl Reiner’s real-life experiences as a writer for the live variety show Your Show of Shows and the sketch-comedy series Caesar’s Hour. Mary Tyler Moore portrayed Rob’s wife, Laura Petrie, and earned two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance.
"I am proud and delighted to be back on MeTV,” said Mr. Reiner. "Once again, The Dick Van Dyke Show is on a Tiffany Network, in good company with other timeless classics."
"It's great to have Rob, Laura, Buddy, Sally, Richie, Mel and Alan Brady back home on MeTV!" added Dick Van Dyke.
The Dick Van Dyke Show is considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the best sitcoms in television history, as the series earned 25 Primetime Emmy nominations and won 15 Primetime Emmy Awards during its five seasons (1961-1966).
While The Dick Van Dyke Show featured the same physical, slapstick style of earlier sitcoms, it was the first to showcase the work life of its lead character, paving the way for shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, M*A*S*H and others. In 2002, the series ranked No. 13 on TV Guide's “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” and in 2013, it ranked No. 20 on their list of the "60 Best Series."
The iconic series culminates a night of nostalgic television on America’s #1 classic television network, with episodes of MeTV’s new original series Collector’s Call, hosted by Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life), at 10PM | 9C, followed by the rarely seen, early episodes of The Carol Burnett Show at 10:30PM | 9:30C.