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Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie. The show was created by Robert Maxwell and Rudd Weatherwax and was broadcasted from September 12 to March 24 of 1973. After seventeen seasons on CBS, the show entered first-run syndication for its final two seasons. The first ten seasons of the show were filmed in black and white. Jeff Miller, his mother, and his grandfather are Lassie's first human companions until Timmy Martin and his adoptive parents take over in the fourth season. When Lassie's exploits on the farm end in the eleventh season, she finds new adventures in the wilderness with a succession of United States Forest Service Rangers. After traveling without human leads for a year, Lassie finally settles at a children's home for her final two syndicated seasons. Jan and June were nominated for an award. Books, a Halloween costume, clothing, toys, and other items were produced during the show's run. Thousands of fans were given two premiums by Campbell's Soup, the show's lifelong sponsor. The film Lassie's Great Adventure was edited into a multi-part episode. Jon Provost reprised his role as Steve McCullough in The New Lassie in 1989. Some episodes have been released to DVD.
Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, both human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12, 1954, to March 25, 1973. The fifth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Gunsmoke and Law & Order, the show ran for 17 seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show transitioned to color in 1965.The show's first 10 seasons follow Lassie's adventures in a fictional small farming community. Eleven-year-old Jeff Miller, his mother Ellen, and his grandfather are Lassie's first human companions until seven-year-old Timmy Martin and his adoptive parents take over in the fourth season. When Lassie's exploits on the farm end in the eleventh season, she finds new adventures in the wilderness alongside United States Forest Service Rangers. After traveling on her own for a year, Lassie finally settles at a children's home for her final two syndicated seasons.Lassie received critical favor at its debut and won two Emmy Awards in its first years. Stars Jan Clayton and June Lockhart were nominated for Emmys. Merchandise produced during the show's run included books, a Halloween costume, clothing, toys, and other items. Campbell's Soup, the show's lifelong sponsor, offered two premiums (a ring and a wallet), and distributed thousands to fans. A multi-part episode was edited into the feature film Lassie's Great Adventure and released in August 1963. Selected episodes have been released to DVD.
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