Sep. 19, 1952
30 min.
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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  • The first 26 episodes were filmed in 1951, but did not appear on television until 1952, when Kellogg's Cereals agreed to sponsor the show.
  • 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.
  • George Reeves was 38 years old when the series began, making him the oldest actor to have ever played Clark Kent / Superman in live action.
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