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 104 episodes
Batman 1966–1968 3 seasons ABC 120 episodes
Shazam! 1974–1976 CBS 28 episodes
Wonder Woman 1975–1979 ABC (season 1)
CBS (season 2-3)
60 total episodes
Superboy 1988–1992 4 seasons Syndication 100 episodes
Swamp Thing: The Series 1990–1993 3 seasons USA Network 72 episodes
The Flash 1990–1991 1 season CBS 22 episodes
Human Target 1992 ABC 7 episodes
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993–1997 4 seasons 88 episodes
Smallville 2001–2011 10 seasons The WB (seasons 1-5)
The CW (seasons 6-10)
218 episodes
Birds of Prey 2002–2003 1 season The WB 13 episodes
Human Target 2010–2011 2 seasons Fox and CTV 25 episodes
Constantine 2014–2015 1 season NBC 13 episodes
Ongoing
Arrow 2012–present 4 seasons The CW Part of the Arrowverse; Renewed for Season 5 [1]
Gotham 2014–present 2 seasons Fox Renewed for Season 3 [2]
The Flash The CW Part of the Arrowverse; Renewed for Season 3 [1]
iZombie 2015–present Renewed for Season 3 [1]
Supergirl 1 season CBS (season 1)
The CW (season 2)
Exists on an alternate Earth of the Arrowverse. Renewed for Season 2 [3]
Legends of Tomorrow 2016–present The CW Part of the Arrowverse; Renewed for Season 2 [1]
Lucifer Fox Renewed for Season 2 [4]
Preacher AMC Renewed for Season 2 [5]
Ordered
Powerless 2017 1 season NBC Series order [6]
Scalped TBA Pilot WGN America Pilot order [7]
Krypton Syfy [8]
In development
DMZ TBA Syfy [9]
Ronin [10]
Amped USA Network [11]
#4Hero Machinima Developed by Blue Ribbon Content [12]
DC's Hero Project [12]
Static Shock [13]
Red NBC [14]
Y: The Last Man FX [15]
Watchmen HBO [16]
Unfollow ABC [17]

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
1992 Catwoman 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]

TV series[edit]

Title Original running Production company(s) Network Notes
Superman 1941–1943 Fleischer Studios Famous Studios The pilot and other 8 shorts were produced by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942, while the final eight were produced by Famous Studios, a successor company to Fleischer Studios, from 1942 to 1943.
The New Adventures of Superman 1966–1970 Filmation CBS 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 ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The New Adventures of Batman 1977 Filmation CBS Part of the The New Adventures of Batman franchise
The All-New Super Friends Hour Hanna-Barbera ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour 1977–1978 Filmation CBS Part of the The New Adventures of Batman franchise
Challenge of the Super Friends 1978 Hanna-Barbera ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
Batman and the Super 7 1978–1980 Filmation CBS Part of the The New Adventures of Batman franchise
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show 1979–1981 Ruby-Spears ABC
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 NBC
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 1984 Hanna-Barbera ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985
Superman 1988 Ruby-Spears CBS
Swamp Thing 1990-1991 DIC Entertainment Fox Kids
Batman: The Animated Series 1992–1995 Warner Bros. Animation Part of the DC animated universe
Wild C.A.T.s 1994–1995 WildStorm/Nelvana CBS Published at a time by Image Comics.
The Superman/Batman Adventures 1995–1997 Filmation
Hanna-Barbera
USA Part of the The New Adventures of Superman franchise
Part of the Super Friends franchise
Superman: The Animated Series 1996–2000 Warner Bros. Animation Kids' WB 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
Static Shock 2000–2004
The Zeta Project 2001–2002 Spin-off of Batman Beyond, part of the DC animated universe
Justice League 2001–2004 Cartoon Network Part of the DC animated universe
Teen Titans 2003–2006 Cartoon Network
Kids' WB
Justice League Unlimited 2004–2006 Cartoon Network Sequel to Justice League, part of the DC animated universe
The Batman 2004–2008 Kids' WB
Krypto the Superdog 2005–2006 Cartoon Network
Legion of Super Heroes 2006–2008 Kids' WB
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008–2011 Cartoon Network
Young Justice 2010–2013 Part of the DC Nation block.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2011–2013
Beware the Batman 2013–2014 Cartoon Network (episode 1-11)
Adult Swim (episode 12-26)
Ongoing
Teen Titans Go! 2013–present Warner Bros. Animation Cartoon Network A light comedy version of original series that aired 2003
Upcoming
Justice League Action 2016 Warner Bros. Animation Cartoon Network Set to premiere on Cartoon Network[20]

Web series, shorts series[edit]

Title Original running Production company(s) Notes
Lobo 2000 Animated shorts aired on www.loboonline.com. Flash Animation. Part of the DC animated universe
Gotham Girls 2000-2002 Noodle Soup Productions
Warner Bros. Animation
Web series aired on www.warnerbros.com. Flash Animation. Part of the DC animated universe.
Zatanna Animated shorts
The Aquaman & Friends Action Hour 2003 Wild Hare Studios Animated shorts aired on CN Latin America. Spoof continuation of Super Friends
Plastic Man 2006 Pilot episode, unaired, 10 mins runtime
Watchmen: Motion Comic 2008–2009 Cruel and Unusual Films Motion Comic, 12 segments
DC Nation Shorts 2011–2014 Animated shorts aired during the DC Nation television block on Cartoon Network
Batman Unlimited 2014–2015 Animated shorts aired on YouTube (DC Kids Channel)
DC Super Friends 2015 Animated shorts aired on YouTube (DC Kids Channel)
Ongoing
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles 2015–ongoing Warner Bros. Animation
Blue Ribbon Content
Animated shorts airing on YouTube (Machinima channel). Related to the film. Renewed for season 2
Vixen Animated shorts airing on The CW Seed. Part of the Arrowverse. Renewed for Season 2[21]
DC Super Hero Girls Warner Bros. Animation Animated shorts airing on YouTube (DC Super Hero Girls channel)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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