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.
Last Episode06x13 All That Glitters Aired: Apr. 28, 1958
Jimmy dreams he and Lois have the same powers as Superman.
Series Fun Facts
- 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.