List of television series based on DC Comics

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Below is a list of television series based on properties of DC Comics. This list includes live action and animated series.

Live-action[edit]

Title Aired Seasons Network Notes Ref
Adventures of Superman 1952–1958 6 seasons Syndication
Batman 1966–1968 3 seasons ABC
Shazam! 1974–1976 CBS
Wonder Woman 1975–1979 ABC (season 1)
CBS (season 2-3)
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 2 TV specials NBC
Superboy 1988–1992 4 seasons Syndication
Swamp Thing: The Series 1990–1993 3 seasons USA Network
The Flash 1990–1991 1 season CBS
Human Target 1992 ABC
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993–1997 4 seasons
Smallville 2001–2011 10 seasons The WB (seasons 1-5)
The CW (seasons 6-10)
Birds of Prey 2002–2003 1 season The WB
Human Target 2010–2011 2 seasons Fox and CTV
Constantine 2014–2015 1 season NBC
Ongoing
Arrow[1] 2012–present 3 seasons The CW Renewed for season 4 [1]
Gotham 2014–present 1 season Fox Renewed for season 2 [2]
The Flash[1] The CW [1]
iZombie 2015–present [3]
Ordered
Supergirl 2015 1 season CBS Series order [4]
Legends of Tomorrow[1] 2016 The CW [5]
Lucifer Fox [6]
Preacher Pilot AMC Pilot ordered [7]
Blackbirds TNT [8]
In development
Krypton TBA Syfy [9]
DMZ [10]
Scalped WGN America [11]
Amped USA Network [12]
#4Hero Machinima Developed by Blue Ribbon Content [13]
DC’s Hero Project [13]
Static Shock [14]

1 Part of The CW's shared DC Comics TV universe

Television commercials[edit]

Year Commercial Company Notes
1952 Superman Kellogg's Kellogg's Eight "integrated commercials" starring George Reeves.
1974 Batgirl Equal Pay Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement Put out by the U.S. Department of Labor.
1989 Batman Diet Coke Diet Coke
1997 Hawkman Baby Ruth Baby Ruth A tongue in cheek commercial.
2001 Batman OnStar commercials OnStar A series of six television commercials.
2004 The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman American Express Two short film commercials promoting American Express.
2006 El Palacio de Hierro El Palacio de Hierro A Mexican commercial starring Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Batgirl.
2014 Vai que... Batman Bradesco Seguros A Brazilian commercial starring Batman and The Joker.

Animated series[edit]

Title Original running Production company(s) Notes
The New Adventures of Superman 1966–1970 Filmation Part of the The New Adventures of Superman franchise
The Adventures of Superboy 1966–1969
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure 1967–1968
Aquaman 1968–1970
The Batman/Superman Hour 1968–1969
The Adventures of Batman
Super Friends 1973 Hanna-Barbera Part of the Super Friends franchise
The New Adventures of Batman 1977 Filmation Part of the The New Adventures of Batman franchise
The All-New Super Friends Hour Hanna-Barbera Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour 1977–1978 Filmation Part of the The New Adventures of Batman franchise
Challenge of the Super Friends 1978 Hanna-Barbera Part of the Super Friends franchise
Batman and the Super 7 1978–1980 Filmation Part of the The New Adventures of Batman franchise
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show 1979–1981 Ruby-Spears
The World's Greatest Super Friends 1979 Hanna-Barbera Part of the Super Friends franchise
Super Friends 1980–1983
The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! 1981–1982 Filmation
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 1984 Hanna-Barbera Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985
Superman 1988 Ruby-Spears
Swamp Thing 1991 DIC Entertainment
Batman: The Animated Series 1992–1995 Warner Bros. Animation Part of the DC animated universe
Wild C.A.T.s 1994–1995 WildStorm Published at a time by Image Comics.
The Superman/Batman Adventures 1995–1997 Filmation
Hanna-Barbera
Part of the The New Adventures of Superman franchise
Part of the Super Friends franchise
Superman: The Animated Series 1996–2000 Warner Bros. Animation Part of the DC animated universe
The New Batman Adventures 1997–1999 Sequel to Batman: The Animated Series, part of the DC animated universe
The New Batman/Superman Adventures 1997–2000 Part of the DC animated universe
Batman Beyond 1999–2002
Gotham Girls 2000–2002 Noodle Soup Productions Web series, part of the DC animated universe
Lobo 2000
Static Shock 2000–2004 Warner Bros. Animation Part of the DC animated universe
The Zeta Project 2001–2002 Spin-off of Batman Beyond, part of the DC animated universe
Justice League 2001–2004 Part of the DC animated universe
Teen Titans 2003–2006
The Aquaman & Friends Action Hour 2003 Wild Hare Studios Spoof continuation of Super Friends, unaired in US
Zatanna Web series
Justice League Unlimited 2004–2006 Warner Bros. Animation Sequel to Justice League, part of the DC animated universe
The Batman 2004–2008
Krypto the Superdog 2005–2006
Legion of Super Heroes 2006–2008
Plastic Man 2006 Only pilot episode, unaired
Watchmen: Motion Comic 2008–2009 Cruel and Unusual Films
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008–2011 Warner Bros. Animation
Gotham High 2009 Planned but never entered development
Young Justice 2010–2013
Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2011–2013
DC Nation Shorts 2011–2014 Animated shorts aired during the DC Nation television block on Cartoon Network
Beware the Batman 2013–2014
Ongoing
Teen Titans Go! 2013–ongoing Warner Bros. Animation A light comedy version of the original series that aired in 2003
Announced
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles 2015 Blue Ribbon Content A digital series set to air on Machinima; Renewed for Season 2[15]
Vixen[1] Warner Bros. Animation Premieres on CW Seed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 17, 2015). "'Gotham', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & 'Empire' Renewed for new seasons by FOX". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 6, 2015). "'iZombie' Renewed by The CW for Second Season". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 6, 2015). "'Supergirl' Ordered to Series at CBS". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 7, 2015). "'DC's Legends of Tomorrow', 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' & 'Cordon' Ordered to Series by The CW". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ Goldman, Eric (May 9, 2015). "FOX ORDERS MINORITY REPORT AND DC COMICS' LUCIFER". Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "‘Preacher’ Drama From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Gets AMC Pilot Order". Deadline.com. December 4, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ "‘Titans’ TV Series, Based on DC Comic, May Come to TNT". Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ Johnston, Rich (October 27, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: First Plot Details on Alex Kurtzman's 'The Mummy' Reboot". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Series Adaptation Of DC Comic ‘DMZ’ From ‘Mad Men’s Andre & Maria Jacquemetton, ‘Gravity’s David Heyman Set Up At Syfy". February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ "WGN America Adapting DC Comics' 'Scalped' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ Arrant, Arrant (April 7, 2015). "SUPERNATURAL Creator Develops New Fall Vertigo Series & TV Adaptation". Newsarama.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "MACHINIMA Announce Digital TV Series Based ON DIAL H FOR HERO and STARMAN". Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Static Shock Live Action Shorts Coming From New WB Digital Content Division". Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bruce Timm's Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Gets 2nd Season Pickup Before Debut". Retrieved May 4, 2015.