Created by Sidney Sheldon, I Dream of Jeannie premiered on September 18, 1965, and immediately enchanted viewers, lasting for 139 eye-blinking, belly-button-hiding episodes over five seasons. The series was originally developed by NBC as a rival for ABC's top-rated Bewitched (both series were even filmed at the same time on the same lot). While comparisons between I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched were understandable, especially since they both featured supernatural female leads asked to keep their powers "in check," I Dream of Jeannie maintained a sweet-slapstick integrity and playfulness that was uniquely its own. I Dream of Jeannie's success was due in no small part to the romantic chemistry between Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden. They became overnight stars and Ms. Eden received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress. The first season was rushed through production since, after landing the role, Eden discovered she was pregnant and all episodes needed to be completed before she began to show. First season guest stars included Dabney Coleman (Nine to Five, War Games), Bill Mumy (TV's 'Lost in Space') and Maureen McCormick (TV's 'Brady Bunch').
Commentary on Pilot Episode with Barbara Eden, Bill Daly and Larry Hagman
Featurette: I Dream of Jeannie Out of the Bottle
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