The highly anticipated special event, “Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic,” is set to premiere on CBS today at 9 p.m. ET. Celebrating the illustrious career of Dick Van Dyke, an esteemed figure adorned with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards, the tribute acknowledges his profound influence on generations of entertainers. Recognized for his outstanding contributions to the arts and entertainment industry, Van Dyke will be feted through a captivating journey spanning his iconic performances and lasting impact.
This special homage takes viewers back to the iconic set of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” offering a nostalgic glimpse into his esteemed career. Expect an evening filled with music, dance, special performances, guest appearances, and a specially curated holiday segment. The two-hour commemorative event will highlight cherished songs and archival footage from Van Dyke’s remarkable career, featuring beloved classics such as “Mary Poppins,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and more, as reported by Deadspin.
For those eager to watch “Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic”:
Date: December 21, 2023
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: Catch the event live on Fubo by starting with a free trial today!
Expressing his gratitude for his long-standing association with CBS, Van Dyke reminisced, “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!”
“Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic” is under the executive production of Craig and Clara Plestis from Smart Dog Media. Deena Katz will oversee casting and executive produce the show, while Ashley Edens will serve as the showrunner. Additionally, the production involves Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene Silver, as producers alongside White Label Productions.