Blondie (1957 TV series)

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Blondie
Genre Sitcom
Directed by Abby Berlin
Paul Landres
Starring Pamela Britton
Arthur Lake
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Distributor King Features Television
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run January 4, 1957 (1957-01-04) – July 5, 1957 (1957-07-05)
Chronology
Preceded by Blondie
Followed by Blondie

Blondie is the first of two TV series based on the comic strip of the same name. It first aired on January 4, 1957, on NBC. Although Penny Singleton had starred in most of the Blondie movies, producers chose Pamela Britton for the title role, with Arthur Lake playing the role of Dagwood Bumstead as he had in the Blondie movie series.

A pilot episode was filmed in 1954 with Hal Le Roy as Dagwood opposite Britton's Blondie. A DVD set of the series was released[when?] but only includes the first three episodes.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Episode[1] Title Air Date
0 One Gun Bumstead unaired pilot, 1954
1 Dagwood's Ego January 4, 1957
2 Mr. Dithers is Hospitalized January 11, 1957
3 Mr. Dithers Moves In January 18, 1957
4 The Other Woman January 25, 1957
5 Home Sweet Home February 1, 1957
6 Get That Gun February 8, 1957
7 Husband Once Removed February 15, 1957
8 The Quiz Show February 22, 1957
9 The Payoff Money March 8, 1957
10 Hard Luck Idol March 15, 1957
11 Oil for the Lamps of Blondie March 22, 1957
12 Blondie the Breadwinner March 29, 1957
13 The Glamor Girl April 5, 1957
14 The Rummage Sale April 12, 1957
15 Deception April 19, 1957
16 Puppy Love April 26, 1957
17 Made to Fire May 3, 1957
18 Blondie Redecorates May 10, 1957
19 Blondie's Double May 17, 1957
20 The Spy May 24, 1957
21 Cupid's Question Column May 31, 1957
22 The Tramp June 7, 1957
23 The Grouch June 14, 1957
24 Alexander's 16th Birthday June 21, 1957
25 Howdy Neighbor June 28, 1957
26 The Feud July 5, 1957

Further reading[edit]

Blondie Goes to Hollywood, by Carol Lynn Scherling. Albany, 2010. BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-401-9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://home.earthlink.net/~joesarno/tvcomics/blondie.htm Comics On Television

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