Genre Cartoon series
Original language(s) English
Final episode date 3 December 1977
Number of seasons 1
Country of origin USA
First episode date 10 September 1977
Number of episodes 13
|Voices of John Erwin
Ending theme "Super Witch" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Ray Ellis Norm Prescott
Cast Jane Webb, Howard Morris, Dal McKennon, John Erwin
Similar The US of Archie, The New Archies, Archie's TV Funnies, Space Sentinels, The Archie Show
The New Archie and Sabrina Hour (advertised as The Archie-Sabrina Show) is the seventh and final animated series featuring Archie Comics characters under the Filmation banner. The series premiered on NBC in September, rebroadcasting segments from The Archie Show, as well as brand-new segments featuring Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. The show's format featured three segments per episode: a 15-minute one, a 30-minute one, and another 15-minute one—with the segments separated by songs (two songs per episode) and the first segment invariably featuring and emphasizing Sabrina.
Low ratings caused the hourlong format to be shelved by October. The show was retooled, then divided into separate 30-minute shows: Archie's Bang Shang Lollapalooza Show featured Archie's Gang solving mysteries around Riverdale (each 30-minute segment), while Superwitch featured Sabrina solving mysteries using her powers (each pair of 15-minute segments); each show featured one song per episode. The low ratings continued, however, and all three shows were gone by the spring of 1978—thus ending the Archie Comics/Filmation partnership.
The new segments from this show are listed by Entertainment Rights as The Archie and Sabrina Surprise Package.