Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 1952
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network

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Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman was the first television series featuring the comic book superhero Superman.The series, which was syndicated rather than being tied to a network, began filming in 1951, and was first aired on September 19, 1952. The final first-run episode was broadcast on April 28, 1958. George Reeves starred as Clark Kent/Superman with Phyllis Coates as the original Lois Lane.

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06x13 All That Glitters Aired: Apr. 28, 1958

Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as Superman.

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The show had 6 seasons and 104 episodes air between 1952 and 1958.

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  • In the early seasons, wire work was used to create some of the flying scenes. During the course of this work there had been some minor mishaps, but on one occasion the support wires snapped,…
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    In the early seasons, wire work was used to create some of the flying scenes. During the course of this work there had been some minor mishaps, but on one occasion the support wires snapped, causing George Reeves to be dropped to the floor. Reeves refused to do anymore wire work. This is why episodes in the early seasons would show Superman taking off in flight within the frame. But, in later seasons, he would run toward the camera, hit a springboard hidden below frame and leap out of frame.
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  • For the first season of the series, the E. Clem Wilson Building in Los Angeles was used for the exterior shots of the Daily Planet. Throughout the rest of the series, the building seen as the…
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    For the first season of the series, the E. Clem Wilson Building in Los Angeles was used for the exterior shots of the Daily Planet. Throughout the rest of the series, the building seen as the Daily Planet Building is really Los Angeles City Hall. The rest of the buildings that stand in for "Metropolis" in street scenes were back-lot facades at the old RKO Forty Acres lot in Culver City, which earlier had been Atlanta for Gone with the Wind, and would later serve as Mayberry for The Andy Griffith Show.
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  • An additional season of episodes was to have been filmed beginning in mid-summer 1959, with George Reeves returning as Superman. The revival was cancelled after Reeves' death that June.
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