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Blondie is the first of two TV series based on the comic strip. The show first aired in January 4, 1957 on NBC and ran for one season.[1] Pamela Britton starred in the title role and Arthur Lake played Blondie's husband Dagwood Bumstead, reprising his role from the Blondie movie series.[2]

Blondie
GenreSitcom
Directed byAbby Berlin
Paul Landres
StarringPamela Britton
Arthur Lake
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 mins.
DistributorKing Features Television
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJanuary 4 (1957-01-04) –
July 5, 1957 (1957-07-05)
Chronology
Preceded byBlondie
Followed byBlondie

A pilot episode was filmed in 1954 with Hal Le Roy as Dagwood opposite Britton's Blondie. The series was released in its entirety on September 25, 2018 by ClassicFlix.[3]

Contents

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Title [5] Air date
1"Sudden Wealth"January 4, 1957 (1957-01-04)
2"It's for the Birds"January 11, 1957 (1957-01-11)
3"The Folks Who Came to Dinner"January 18, 1957 (1957-01-18)
4"The Other Woman"January 25, 1957 (1957-01-25)
Note: There were two versions of this episode that were filmed. The unaired version starred Dori Simmons, while the aired version starred Pat Sheehan. The aired version is a lost episode, while the unaired version is archived.
5"Home Sweet Home"February 1, 1957 (1957-02-01)
6"Get That Gun"February 8, 1957 (1957-02-08)
7"The Feud"February 15, 1957 (1957-02-15)
8"The Quiz Show"February 22, 1957 (1957-02-22)
9"Husbands Once Removed"March 1, 1957 (1957-03-01)
10"The Payoff Money"March 8, 1957 (1957-03-08)
11"Hard Luck Idol"March 15, 1957 (1957-03-15)
12"Oil for the Lamps of Blondie"March 22, 1957 (1957-03-22)
13"Blondie the Breadwinner"March 29, 1957 (1957-03-29)
14"The Glamour Girl"April 5, 1957 (1957-04-05)
15"The Rummage Sale"April 12, 1957 (1957-04-12)
16"Deception"April 19, 1957 (1957-04-19)
17"Puppy Love"April 26, 1957 (1957-04-26)
18"Made to Fire"May 3, 1957 (1957-05-03)
19"Blondie Redecorates"May 10, 1957 (1957-05-10)
20"Blondie's Double"May 17, 1957 (1957-05-17)
21"The Spy"May 24, 1957 (1957-05-24)
22"Cupid's Question Column"May 31, 1957 (1957-05-31)
23"The Tramp"June 7, 1957 (1957-06-07)
24"Follow That Man"June 14, 1957 (1957-06-14)
25"The Party"June 21, 1957 (1957-06-21)
26"Howdy Neighbor"June 28, 1957 (1957-06-28)

Further readingEdit

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

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