CBS to Honor Dick Van Dyke With 98th Birthday Special
Television and film icon Dick Van Dyke is set to receive a special tribute on CBS next month. Titled “Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic,” the celebration will air on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 9:00 to 11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network and will be available for streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs).
Honoring the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning Van Dyke for his lasting impact on the arts and entertainment, the tribute will transport viewers back to the iconic set of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
The two-hour special will feature music and dance, live performances, appearances by special guests, and a festive holiday segment. Additionally, the event will showcase highlights from Van Dyke’s illustrious career spanning nearly a century, including memorable moments from Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and more, through songs and archival footage.
Of the honor Van Dyke said, “I started with CBS under contract in 1955 with the CBS morning show, then The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder. “I’ve been with the CBS family for almost 70 years, and I couldn’t be prouder. I’m incredibly honored that CBS will be throwing a 98th birthday special for me. Can’t wait to be part of the show!”
The executive producers for “Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic” include Craig and Clara Plestis from Smart Dog Media. Deena Katz will handle casting and also serve as an executive producer, while Ashley Edens takes on the role of showrunner. Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene Silver, are set to produce alongside White Label Productions.
Will you be tuning in to celebrate Dick Van Dyke’s 98th birthday? Let us know your favorite Dick Van Dyke film or television show in a comment.
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