Mr. Belvedere

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Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, to July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted into the 1948 film Sitting Pretty.[2] The sitcom stars Christopher Hewett as the title character, who takes a job as a butler with an American family headed by George Owens, played by Bob Uecker.

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Mr. Belvedere
Title card, from seasons 3–6
Based onBelvedere (novel), by Gwen Davenport
Developed byFrank Dungan
Jeff Stein
StarringChristopher Hewett
Ilene Graff
Rob Stone
Tracy Wells
Brice Beckham
Bob Uecker
Theme music composerJudy Hart-Angelo
Gary Portnoy
Opening theme"According to Our New Arrival"
(performed by Leon Redbone for 116 episodes)
(performed by an unidentified studio vocalist for the pilot only)
ComposersJimmie Haskell (Pilot episode; music arranged and conducted by)
Lionel Newman (music supervision; Pilot episode/seasons 1–2)
Ben Lanzarone (additional music; seasons 3–6)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes117 (list of episodes)
Executive producersFrank Dungan
Jeff Stein
Tony Sheehan (1985–87)
Liz Sage (1989–90)
ProducersPatricia Rickey
Jeff Ferro (1988–90)
Ric Weiss (1988–90)
Production locationsSunset Gower Studios
Hollywood, California
(Pilot and Season 1; 1985)
ABC Television Center
Hollywood, California
(Seasons 2–6; 1985–1990)
EditorsEdward J. Brennan
Jessie Hoke
Don Wilson
Camera setupVideotape
Running time24 minutes
Production companiesLazy B/F.O.B. Productions
20th Television[1]
Distributor20th Television
Original networkABC
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMarch 15, 1985 (1985-03-15) 
July 8, 1990 (1990-07-08)