"Newhart is a television situation comedy starring comedian Bob Newhart and actress Mary Frann as an author and his wife who owned and operated a historic inn located in a small Vermont rural town that was populated by eccentric characters. The show aired on the CBS network from 1982 to 1990. TV Guide, TV Land, and other media organizations named its series finale as one of the most memorable in television history.Bob Newhart plays Dick Loudon, an author of do-it-yourself books. He and his wife Joanna move from New York City to a small, unnamed town in rural Vermont to operate the historic Stratford Inn. (The real-life Waybury Inn in Middlebury, Vermont was used for location shots.) Loudon is a sane, mild-mannered everyman surrounded by a community of oddballs in a town which exists in an illogical world run by rules that elude him.Dick later begins hosting a low-rated talk show on the town's local cable station. As seasons progress, episodes focus increasingly on Dick's TV career and the quirky townsfolk, to the point where it seems the Loudons hardly ever have any guests at their inn.The show's premise has sometimes been likened to that of the 1965-71 situation comedy Green Acres, though Green Acres had broader humor and used physical comedy more prominently. However, while Oliver Wendell Douglas, the protagonist of Green Acres, fought against the unreality surrounding him, becoming increasingly angry and frustrated, Loudon, though less frustrated and angry, sometimes accepted it and sometimes fought it, as well, but with much less anger, frustration, and with some bemusement."