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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  • The first seasons were created by a team experienced in the production of B movies and serials. The producers and their production team simply treated each episode as if were a mini (25…
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    The first seasons were created by a team experienced in the production of B movies and serials. The producers and their production team simply treated each episode as if were a mini (25 minute) B movie.
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  • In the earlier episodes, Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larsen) wore thicker curly hair, In the later episodes, he wore a crew cut.
  • 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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