I Dream of Jeannie

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Name: I Dream of Jeannie
Creator: Sidney Sheldon
Date(s): September 18, 1965 – May 26, 1970
Medium: television series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: I Dream of Jeannie at Wikipedia
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I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as astronaut, U.S. Air Force Major Anthony Nelson, who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. The show also co-starred Bill Daily as Major Roger Healey and Hayden Rorke as Dr. Alfred Bellows.

Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired on NBC from September 1965 to May 1970 with new episodes, and through September 1970 with summer season repeats. The show ran for five seasons and produced 139 episodes.


There are fewer fanworks such as fanfiction and fanart than other series; however, the TV series continues to be beloved by Americans viewers and it's popularity is one of the reasons why it's still in syndication today, decades after the show first aired on network television.

Fanworks and fannish communities that focus on I Dream of Jeannie exist today, largely on the internet.


A number of print zines included fan fiction and other information about I Dream of Jeannie both pre and post-internet. Examples include: Airwaves 7 and Diamonds and Dynamite 2.

Fan-Produced Newsletter

In early 1991, fan Patterson Lundquist began an I Dream of Jeannie fanzine entitled Jeannie's Bottle. Each issue was approximately four double-sided pages in length, folded in thirds for mailing purposes. The title was derived from the iconic glass prison in the television series that Jeannie called home. The issues contained information, photographs, and interviews of personality involved in the sitcom. As time would progress the production costs and time required to issue a monthly fanzine would take it's toll on Patterson. The newsletter ceased publication in early 1994.

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