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Meet Corliss Archer (TV series)

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Meet Corliss Archer
Corliss Archer depicted in the title sequence
Written byJerry Adelman
F. Hugh Herbert
Margaret Coffey
Tom Coffey
Phil Shuken
Directed byLewis Allen
Leon Benson
Eddie Davis
Leslie Goodwins
Lambert Hillyer
Herbert L. Strock
StarringAnn Baker
Mary Brian
John Eldredge
Narrated byHy Averback
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes39
Executive producerFrederick W. Ziv
ProducersEddie Davis
Herbert L. Strock
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companyZiv Television Programs
DistributorMGM Television
Peter Rodgers Organization
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseApril 2 (1954-04-02) –
December 24, 1954 (1954-12-24)
Related showsMeet Corliss Archer

Meet Corliss Archer is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS (July 13, 1951 – August 10, 1951)[1] and in syndication via the Ziv Company from April to December 1954. The program was an adaptation of the radio series of the same name, which was based on a series of short stories by F. Hugh Herbert.[2]


Corliss Archer is a lovable blonde teenager delicately balancing her high-school life and relationship with goofy boyfriend Dexter Franklin, and her homelife with parents Harry and Janet Archer.

CBS version


Actor Role
Lugene Sanders Corliss Archer
Frieda Inescort,
later Irene Tedrow
Janet Archer
Fred Shields Harry Archer
Robert Ellis Dexter Franklin
Ken Christy Bill Franklin

Source: Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010[3]

Syndicated version


Ann Baker and Mary Brian in the episode "Corliss the Cheerleader"
Ann Baker and Mary Brian in the episode "Corliss the Cheerleader"
Actor Role
Ann Baker Corliss Archer
Mary Brian Janet Archer
John Eldredge Harry Archer
Robert Ellis Dexter Franklin
Ken Christy Bill Franklin
Vera Marshe Mary Franklin

Production notes

The syndicated version of Meet Corliss Archer was executive produced by Frederick W. Ziv, and produced by ZIV Television Programs.[4]

Syndication and DVD release

The series, which is public domain, is occasionally still repeated in the United States today, usually on small over-the-air networks and cable channels.

The series has also appeared on DVDs by companies such as Alpha Video, Echo Bridge, and Mill Creek.

See also


  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television. Penguin Books USA, Inc. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8. P. 539.
  2. ^ Woolery, George W. (1985). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part II: Live, Film, and Tape Series. The Scarecrow Press. pp. 331–333. ISBN 0-8108-1651-2.
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 677.
  4. ^ Erickson, Hal (1989). Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947–1987. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-1198-8. P. 60.

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