Mr. Belvedere was an English housekeeper whose previous employer included Winston Churchill. Although hesitant, George and Marsha hired him and he instantly becomes one of the family, even giving the kids advice on how to solve their problems when they need it. At the end of each episode, Belvedere would write an entry in his journal concerning the situations that occurred in each episode.
The series lasted five years and was even canceled in 1987 only to be renewed by ABC. The series followed Marsha through law school and into her first job as a lawyer, Kevin through high-school and into college and Heather and Wesley through puberty. In 1990, the series was canceled and in the finale, Mr. Belvedere leaves the Owens household after getting married.
The series was based on the novel Belvedere written by Gwen Davenport which was later turned into three movies of the late 40's and early 50's, in which Clifton Webb portrayed Mr. Belvedere.
Cast & Characters
- Christopher Hewitt as Lynn Belvedere
- Bob Uecker as George Owens
- Ilene Graff as Marsha Owens
- Rob Stone as Kevin Owens
- Tracy Wells as Heather Owens
- Brice Beckham as Wesley T. Owens
- Michele Matheson as Angela (1986-1989)
Broadcast HistoryFirst Telecast: March 15, 1985
Last Telecast: July 8, 1990
Original Network: ABC
Number of Seasons: 6
Number of Episodes: 117
Original Primetime TV Schedule:
- March 1985- April 1985, ABC, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
- August 1985- March 1987, ABC, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
- May 1987- September 1987, ABC, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
- October 1987- January 1988, ABC, Friday 9:00-9:30pm
- January 1988- February 1988, ABC, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
- March 1988- July 1989, ABC, Friday 9:00-9:30pm
- August 1989- September 1989, ABC, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
- September 1989- December 1989, ABC, Saturday 8:00-8:30pm
- July 1990, ABC, Sunday 8:30-9:00pm
Theme Song Lyrics & Opening Credits
"According to Our New Arrivals" by Judy Hart Angelo and Gary Portnoy, sung by Leon Redbone.
Mr. Belvedere On DVD
Seasons 1 & 2
View all Mr. Belvedere DVDs, books, merchandise and collectibles from Amazon.com