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The Dick Van Dyke Show
Genre Sitcom
Created by Carl Reiner
Written by Carl Reiner
Frank Tarloff (as "David Adler")
John Whedon
Sheldon Keller
Howard Merrill
Martin Ragaway
Bill Persky
Sam Denoff
Garry Marshall
Jerry Belson
Carl Kleinschmitt
Dale McRaven
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
John Rich
Jerry Paris
Howard Morris
Alan Rafkin
Starring Dick Van Dyke
Mary Tyler Moore
Rose Marie
Morey Amsterdam
Larry Mathews
Theme music composer Earle Hagen
Composer(s) Earle Hagen
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 158 + 1 reunion special (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sheldon Leonard, in association with Danny Thomas
Producer(s) Carl Reiner
Bill Persky (1965)
Sam Denoff (1965)
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Calvada Productions
Original channel CBS
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 3, 1961 (1961-10-03) – June 1, 1966 (1966-06-01)

The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen.<ref name=song>"Dick Van Dyke Plays Not My Job". NPR. October 23, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011. </ref>

The series won 15 Emmy Awards. In 1997, the episodes "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" and "It May Look Like a Walnut" were ranked at 8 and 15 respectively on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.<ref>"Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.  </ref> In 2002, it was ranked at 13 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time<ref>"TV Guide Names Top 50 Shows". CBS News. April 26, 2002. Retrieved June 18, 2011. </ref> and in 2013, it was ranked at 20 on their list of the 60 Best Series.<ref>Fretts, Bruce; Roush, Matt. "The Greatest Shows on Earth". TV Guide Magazine 61 (3194-3195): 16–19. </ref>

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