The New Archie/Sabrina Hour

The New Archie/Sabrina Hour

Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show

Archie and his friends had already enjoyed twenty-seven years of popularity in comic book form by the time they made it to Saturday morning television. The various Archies series (nine over the course of twenty years) mixed quick, Laugh-In inspired comic sketches with adventures and pop music.

After the 1974-76 flop The U.S. of Archie, NBC decided to bring the vibrant fun back to the formerly powerful Archie series. The hour-long The New Archie/Sabrina Hour combined segments from earlier seasons of CBS’ The Archies and Sabrina, both Archie Comics properties.

This package lasted only a few months before NBC split them up into the half-hour formatted Sabrina, Super Witch and Archie's Bang-Shang Lalapalooza Show. Each of these series also lasted only a few months, and Archie and friends left Saturday morning for a ten-year dry spell. The gang from Riverdale High finally returned in 1987 with The New Archies.

Release History

9/10/77 - 11/12/77 NBC

TV Sub Categories

animated
comedy

TV Studio

Filmation

Television Cast

Archie Andrews Dallas McKennon
Mr. Weatherbee Dallas McKennon
Betty Cooper Jane Webb
Veronica Lodge Jane Webb
Jughead Jones Howard Morris
Big Moose Howard Morris
Big Ethel Jane Webb
Reggie Mantle John Erwin
Hot Dog Howard Morris
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Jane Webb
Miss Grundy Jane Webb
Pops Howard Morris

Other Saturday Morning Links