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
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release January 4 (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]

[1] Title Air date
0"One Gun Bumstead"N/A
Unaired 1954 pilot.
1"Dagwood's Ego"January 4, 1957 (1957-01-04)
2"Mr. Dithers Is Hospitalized"January 11, 1957 (1957-01-11)
3"Mr. Dithers Moves In"January 18, 1957 (1957-01-18)
4"The Other Woman"January 25, 1957 (1957-01-25)
5"Home Sweet Home"February 1, 1957 (1957-02-01)
6"Get That Gun"February 8, 1957 (1957-02-08)
7"Husband Once Removed"February 15, 1957 (1957-02-15)
8"The Quiz Show"February 22, 1957 (1957-02-22)
9"The Payoff Money"March 8, 1957 (1957-03-08)
10"Hard Luck Idol"March 15, 1957 (1957-03-15)
11"Oil for the Lamps of Blondie"March 22, 1957 (1957-03-22)
12"Blondie the Breadwinner"March 29, 1957 (1957-03-29)
13"The Glamor Girl"April 5, 1957 (1957-04-05)
14"The Rummage Sale"April 12, 1957 (1957-04-12)
15"Deception"April 19, 1957 (1957-04-19)
16"Puppy Love"April 26, 1957 (1957-04-26)
17"Made to Fire"May 3, 1957 (1957-05-03)
18"Blondie Redecorates"May 10, 1957 (1957-05-10)
19"Blondie's Double"May 17, 1957 (1957-05-17)
20"The Spy"May 24, 1957 (1957-05-24)
21"Cupid's Question Column"May 31, 1957 (1957-05-31)
22"The Tramp"June 7, 1957 (1957-06-07)
23"Follow That Man"June 14, 1957 (1957-06-14)
24"Alexander's 16th Birthday"June 21, 1957 (1957-06-21)
25"Howdy Neighbor"June 28, 1957 (1957-06-28)
26"The Feud"July 5, 1957 (1957-07-05)

Further reading[edit]

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

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