Episodes from The Archie Show were shown at the tail end of the original hour-long format of this show. Many people mistake this for the hour-long version of "The Archie Comedy Hour" in 1969. "The Archie Comedy Hour" was actually comprised of all new material; none of it had been shown on the previous season's The Archie Show. On the night following the show's premiere, CBS screened a primetime special titled Archie and His New Pals. In the special, Sabrina is introduced as the newcomer and with all the hustle and bustle regarding a school election she has difficulty making friends. School hulk Big Moose eventually befriends Sabrina (after Moose himself making a shambles from election activities) and she helps Moose win the election over egomaniac Reggie Mantle.
Essentially the show was the previous season's The Archie Comedy Hour without Sabrina the Teenage Witch, who went on to her own show (Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies). The discernable difference was that the animated Archie gang performed on stage to a live-action audience of children. The Giant Jukebox really served no other purpose save for flashy decoration. The Archies performed songs, but none of them begat a hit single as before.
The next season, Archie's show would be reduced to 30-minutes and become Archie's TV Funnies.
Filmation Associates produced the series. DreamWorks, which now owns some of the Filmation properties (including its shows based on the Archie Comics properties), is the show's distributor. DreamWorks had recently bought out Classic Media, which had owned certain cartoon properties including several Filmation shows.
|Season One||September 12, 1970||January 9, 1971||17|
|The Complete Series||March 4, 2008||3||