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 Original running Notes
Adventures of Superman 1952–1958 6 Seasons
Batman 1966–1968 3 Seasons
Shazam! 1974–1976 3 Seasons
The Secrets of Isis 1975–1976 1 Season
Wonder Woman 1975–1979 3 Seasons
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 2 TV Specials
Superboy 1988–1992 4 Seasons
Swamp Thing: The Series 1990–1993 3 Seasons
The Flash 1990–1991 1 Season
Human Target 1992 1 Season
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993–1997 4 Seasons
Smallville 2001–2011 10 Seasons
Birds of Prey 2002–2003 1 Season
Human Target 2010–2012 2 Seasons
Ongoing
Arrow 2012–present 2 Seasons; Renewed for Season 3
Picked for series
Gotham 2014 Fall 2014 on FOX
The Flash 2014 Fall 2014 on CW
Constantine 2014 Fall 2014 on NBC
iZombie 2015 Mid-Season 2015 on CW
Preacher 2015 Beginning 2015 on AMC

Pilots[edit]

Title Year Notes
The Adventures of Superpup 1958 Unaired
The Adventures of Superboy 1961
Batgirl 1968
Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? 1967
Wonder Woman 1974
Justice League of America 1997 Unaired in US
Global Frequency 2005
Aquaman 2006
Wonder Woman 2011 Unaired
Hourman 2014 In development
DMZ TBA In development

Planned but unproduced[edit]

Title Planned release
Wonder Woman 1990
1999
Bruce Wayne 1999
Deadman 2000
The Graysons 2008
Raven 2010
Amazon 2013

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.

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
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
Young Justice 2010–2013
Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2011–2013
Ongoing
DC Nation Shorts 2011–ongoing Warner Bros. Animation Animated shorts aired during the DC Nation television block on Cartoon Network
Teen Titans Go! 2013–ongoing A light comedy of the original series in 2003
Beware the Batman 2013–ongoing Computer-animated TV series that aired on Cartoon Network

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