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 Buyer Years Notes
Adventures of Superman Live-action First-run syndication 1952–1958
The Adventures of Superpup Animated TBA 1958 unaired pilot
The Adventures of Superboy Live-action TBA 1961 unaired pilot
Batman Live-action ABC 1966–1968
The New Adventures of Superman Animated CBS 1966–1967 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 1967–1968 Includes Superman, The Adventures of Superboy, Aquaman and guest star segments
The Batman/Superman Hour Animated CBS 1968–1969 Includes Superman and Batman segments
Aquaman Animated CBS 1968–1970 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 1974–1976
Wonder Woman Live-action ABC 1976–1977
CBS 1977–1979
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 1978–1979 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 1979–1981
Super Friends Animated ABC 1980–1981
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 1988–1992 later renamed The Adventures of Superboy}}
Swamp Thing Live-action USA 1990–93
The Flash Live-action CBS 1990–1991
Swamp Thing Animated FOX 1991
Human Target Live-action ABC 1992
Batman: The Animated Series Animated FOX 1992–1995
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Live-action ABC 1993–1997
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 1997–1999 Also known as The New Batman Adventures
Batman Beyond Animated The WB 1999–2001
Static Shock Animated The WB 2000–2004
The Zeta Project Animated The WB 2001–2002
Smallville Live-action The WB 2001–2006
The CW 2006–2011
Justice League Animated Cartoon Network 2001–2006 Later renamed Justice League Unlimited
Birds of Prey Live-action The WB 2002–2003
Teen Titans Animated Cartoon Network 2003–2006
The Batman Animated The WB 2004–2006
The CW 2006–2008
Krypto the Superdog Animated Cartoon Network 2005–2006
Aquaman Live-action The CW 2006 unaired pilot
Plastic Man Animated Cartoon Network 2006 unaired pilot
Legion of Super Heroes Animated The CW 2006–2008
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Animated Cartoon Network 2008–2011
Human Target Live-action FOX 2010–2011
Young Justice Animated Cartoon Network 2010–present
Wonder Woman Live-action NBC 2011 unaired pilot
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Animated Cartoon Network 2010–2013
Arrow Live-action The CW 2012– 
Teen Titans Go! Animated Cartoon Network 2013– 
Beware the Batman Animated Cartoon Network 2013–2014
Gotham Live-action FOX 2014– 
The Flash Live-action The CW 2014– 
Constantine Live-action NBC 2014–2015
iZombie Live-action The CW 2015– 
Supergirl Live-action CBS 2015–2016
The CW 2016–present
Lucifer Live-action FOX 2016– 
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Live-action The CW 2016– 
Preacher Live-action AMC 2016–  2016 premiere
Justice League Action Animated Cartoon Network 2016–  2016 premiere
Scalped Live-action WGN America 2016 pilot ordered
Powerless Live-action NBC 2017–present
Black Lightning Live-action The CW 2017 pilot ordered


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