The New Archie and Sabrina Hour
|The New Archie and Sabrina Hour|
|Voices of||John Erwin
|Ending theme||"Super Witch" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Norm Prescott
|Running time||1 hour|
The Sabrina Company (Superwitch segments)
|Original run||September 10, 1977– December 3, 1977|
|Preceded by||The U.S. of Archie|
The New Archie and Sabrina Hour (advertised as The Archie-Sabrina Show) is the seventh and final animated series featuring Archie Comics characters under the Filmation banner. The series premiered on NBC in September, rebroadcasting segments from The Archie Show, as well as brand-new segments featuring Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Fred Silverman, who had ordered The Archie Show for CBS in 1968, had just taken over as head of programming for NBC, and was hoping that the show would jumpstart NBC's Saturday morning lineup, just as The Archie Show had done for CBS. The show's format featured three segments per episode: a 15-minute one, a 30-minute one, and another 15-minute one—with the segments separated by songs (2 songs per episode) and the first segment invariably featuring and emphasizing Sabrina.
Low ratings caused the hourlong format to be shelved by October. The show was retooled, then divided into separate 30-minute shows: Archie's Bang Shang Lollapalooza Show featured Archie's Gang solving mysteries around Riverdale (each 30-minute segment), while Superwitch featured Sabrina solving mysteries using her powers (each pair of 15-minute segments); each show featured one song per episode. The low ratings continued, however, and all three shows were gone by the spring of 1978—thus ending the Archie Comics/Filmation partnership.
The new segments from this show are listed by Entertainment Rights as "The Archie and Sabrina Surprise Package".
- Dallas McKennon - Archie Andrews, Hot Dog, Mr. Weatherbee, Chuck Clayton, Pop Tate, Mr. Lodge
- José Flores - Carlos
- Howard Morris- Jughead Jones, Big Moose, Dilton Doiley, Harvey Kinkle, Frankie
- John Erwin - Reggie Mantle
- Jane Webb - Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel, Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda Spellman, Aunt Zelda Spellman
|№||Archie segment / Sabrina segment / Archie & Sabrina segment||First aired:|
|1||"Chief Archie / Alter Ego / French Deception"||1977·Sep·10|
|2||"Me and My Shadow / Goolie Sitter / Dilton's Invention"||1977·Sep·17|
|3||"There Is No Place Like Outer Space / Cliché Castle / Carlos' Cool Caper"||1977·Sep·24|
|4||"A Moving Experience / Witch Picnic / The Talent Show"||1977·Oct·01|
|5||"Robert Blueford / Moose on the Loose / Weatherbee-Fuddled"||1977·Oct·08|
|6||"Tops in Cops / Pot Luck / TV Witch Watchers"||1977·Oct·15|
|7||"Track and Field / Funny Paper Caper / Chimp Gone Ape"||1977·Oct·22|
|8||"Where There Is Smoke / Teenage Grundy / Talent Test"||1977·Oct·29|
|9||"Archie's Millions / Talking Bird / All Washed Up"||1977·Nov·05|
|10||"Career Day / Merlin's Story / A Colorful Experience"||1977·Nov·12|
|11||"The Quixote Caper / Teenie the Terror / The Last Windup"||1977·Nov·19|
|12||"Pirate Key / Cartoonie Loonie / Bon Appetite"||1977·Nov·26|
|13||"On the 'Q' Tee / Party Pooper / Funhouse"||1977·Dec·03|
- The New Archie and Sabrina Hour at the Internet Movie Database
- The New Archie and Sabrina Hour at TV.com
- Episode index at the Big Cartoon DataBase
^-Lenburg, Jeff, Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, First Edition. The Complete series was released on Region 4 DVD In Australia as The Archie And Sabrina Surprise Package.
- "1977 Saturday Mornings". Tvparty.com. Retrieved 2010-12-27.