I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. Produced by Screen Gems, it originally aired from December, 1964 to January, 1970 on NBC. The show ran for five seasons and produced 139 episodes. The first season consisted of 30 episodes filmed in black and white and since colorized. The other 109 episodes were filmed in color. The show has continued to air in reruns ever since. The show starred Barbara Eden as a female genie (Jeannie), and Larry Hagman as an astronaut, Captain Tony Nelson, who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries.