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
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 2 TV specials NBC
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
Gotham 2014–present 2 seasons Fox
The Flash The CW Part of the Arrowverse
iZombie 2015–present
Supergirl 1 season CBS
Legends of Tomorrow 2016–present The CW Part of the Arrowverse
Lucifer Fox
Ordered
Preacher 2016 1 season AMC Series order. [1]
Powerless TBA Pilot NBC Pilot order [2]
In development
Krypton TBA Syfy [3]
DMZ [4]
Scalped WGN America [5]
Amped USA Network [6]
#4Hero Machinima Developed by Blue Ribbon Content [7]
DC’s Hero Project [7]
Static Shock [8]
Red NBC [9]
Y: The Last Man FX [10]

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]

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
Lobo 2000 Web series, part of the DC animated universe
Gotham Girls 2000-2002 Noodle Soup Productions
Warner Bros. Animation
Web series, part of the DC animated universe.
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 Pilot episode, unaired
Watchmen: Motion Comic 2008–2009 Cruel and Unusual Films Motion Comic
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008–2011 Warner Bros. Animation
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
Batman Unlimited 2014–2015 Animated shorts aired on YouTube
Ongoing
Teen Titans Go! 2013–ongoing Warner Bros. Animation A light comedy version of the original series that aired in 2003
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles 2015–ongoing Warner Bros. Animation
Blue Ribbon Content
Related to the film. Web series. Renewed for season 2
Vixen Web series airing on The CW Seed. Part of the Arrowverse. Renewed for Season 2[13]
Justice League: Action TBA Warner Bros. Animation Set to Premiere on Cartoon Network[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Johnston, Rich (October 27, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: First Plot Details on Alex Kurtzman's 'The Mummy' Reboot". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "WGN America Adapting DC Comics' 'Scalped' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Arrant, Arrant (April 7, 2015). "SUPERNATURAL Creator Develops New Fall Vertigo Series & TV Adaptation". Newsarama.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "MACHINIMA Announce Digital TV Series Based ON DIAL H FOR HERO and STARMAN". Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Static Shock Live Action Shorts Coming From New WB Digital Content Division". Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Report: ELLIS & HAMNER's RED In Development as NBC TV Series". Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Report: Y: THE LAST MAN In Development For TV Series At FX". Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ "‘Titans’ TV Series, Based on DC Comic, May Come to TNT". Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  12. ^ Schwartz, Terri (January 7, 2016). "DC'S TITANS SERIES IS DEAD AT TNT". IGN. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ "VIXEN ANIMATED SERIES RENEWED FOR SEASON 2; CW PONDERS MORE IN LIVE-ACTION". Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ "JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION: KEVIN CONROY AND MARK HAMILL STARRING IN NEW ANIMATED SERIES". Retrieved January 29, 2016.