Barney Blake, Police Reporter

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Barney Blake, Police Reporter
Genre Crime drama
Directed by Dave Lewis
Garry Simpson
Starring Gene O'Donnell
Judy Parrish
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Original network NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release April 22 (1948-04-22) – July 8, 1948 (1948-07-08)

Barney Blake, Police Reporter is an American crime drama that aired live on NBC from April 22, 1948 to July 8, 1948. NBC claimed it was the first mystery series to air on TV. The program was canceled after thirteen weeks by its sponsor American Tobacco Company.[1]


The series centers on Barney Blake and his secretary Jennifer Allen who solved murders.


  • Gene O'Donnell as Barney Blake
  • Judy Parrish as Jennifer Allen


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