Programs based on DC Comics characters

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This is a list of television shows based on characters from DC Comics.


Title Format Network Years Notes
Adventures of Superman Live-action First-run syndication 1952–58
The Adventures of Superpup Animated TBA 1958 unaired pilot
The Adventures of Superboy Live-action TBA 1961 unaired pilot
Batman Live-action ABC 1966–68
The New Adventures of Superman Animated CBS 1966–67 Includes Superman and The Adventures of Superboy segments
Wonder Woman Live-action TBA 1967 unaired pilot presentation
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure Animated CBS 1967–68 Includes Superman, The Adventures of Superboy, Aquaman and guest star segments
The Batman/Superman Hour Animated CBS 1968–69 Includes Superman and Batman segments
Aquaman Animated CBS 1968–70 Repackage of previously aired Aquaman segments
The Adventures of Batman Animated TBA 1969 Repackage of previously aired Batman segments
Super Friends Animated ABC 1973
Wonder Woman Live-action ABC 1974 TV movie intended as a pilot
Shazam! Live-action CBS 1974–76
Wonder Woman Live-action ABC 1976–77
CBS 1977–79
The New Adventures of Batman Animated CBS 1977
The All-New Superfriends Hour Animated ABC 1977
The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour Animated CBS 1977 Features previously-aired segments from The New Adventuers of Batman alongside Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
Tarzan and the Super 7 Animated CBS 1978–79 Features previously-aired segments from The New Adventuers of Batman alongside Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle and others
Challenge of the Superfriends Animated ABC 1978
Legends of the Superheroes Live-action NBC 1979
The World's Greatest Superfriends Animated ABC 1979
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show Animated ABC 1979–81
Super Friends Animated ABC 1980–81
Batman and the Super 7 Animated NBC 1980 Features previously-aired segments from The New Adventuers of Batman alongside others
Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam! Animated NBC 1981
Super Friends Animated TBA 1983
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show Animated ABC 1984
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Animated ABC 1985
Superman Animated CBS 1988
Superboy Live-action First-run syndication 1988–92 later renamed The Adventures of Superboy}}
Swamp Thing Live-action USA 1990–93
The Flash Live-action CBS 1990–91
Swamp Thing Animated FOX 1991
Human Target Live-action ABC 1992
Batman: The Animated Series Animated FOX 1992–95
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Live-action ABC 1993–97
The Superman/Batman Adventures Animated USA 1995 Features previously aired segments from various series
Superman: The Animated Series Animated The WB 1996–2000
Justice League of America Live-action TBA 1997 unaired pilot
Batman: Gotham Knights Animated The WB 1997–99 Also known as The New Batman Adventures
Batman Beyond Animated The WB 1999–01
Static Shock Animated The WB 2000–04
The Zeta Project Animated The WB 2001–02
Smallville Live-action The WB 2001–06
The CW 2006–11
Justice League Animated Cartoon Network 2001–06 Later renamed Justice League Unlimited
Birds of Prey Live-action The WB 2002–03
Teen Titans Animated Cartoon Network 2003–06
The Batman Animated The WB 2004–06
The CW 2006–08
Krypto the Superdog Animated Cartoon Network 2005–06
Aquaman Live-action The CW 2006 unaired pilot
Plastic Man Animated Cartoon Network 2006 unaired pilot
Legion of Super Heroes Animated The CW 2006–08
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Animated Cartoon Network 2008–11
Human Target Live-action FOX 2010–11
Young Justice Animated Cartoon Network 2010–13
Wonder Woman Live-action NBC 2011 Unaired pilot
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Animated Cartoon Network 2010–13
Arrow Live-action The CW 2011– 
Teen Titans Go! Animated Cartoon Network 2013– 
Beware the Batman Animated Cartoon Network 2013– 
The Flash Live-action The CW 2014–  Upcoming
Gotham Live-action FOX 2014–  Upcoming
Constantine Live-action NBC 2014–  Upcoming
iZOMBIE Live-action The CW 2014–  Upcoming
Preacher Live-action AMC 2014–  Upcoming