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

Title Aired Seasons Network(s) Episodes Notes Ref
Adventures of Superman 1952–58 6 seasons Syndication 104
Batman 1966–68 3 seasons ABC 120 Retroactively added to the Arrowverse.
Shazam! 1974–76 CBS 28
The Secrets of Isis 1975–76 2 seasons 22 (Filmation) Originally aired as Isis as part of The Shazam!/Isis Hour. Received new title in syndication.
Wonder Woman 1975–79 3 seasons ABC (season 1)
CBS (season 2–3)
60 total episodes (includes 2 90 minute "pilots") Retroactively added to the Arrowverse.
Superboy 1988–92 4 seasons Syndication 100
Swamp Thing 1990–93 3 seasons USA Network 72
The Flash 1990–91 1 season CBS 22 episodes (includes 2 hour pilot) Retroactively added to the Arrowverse.
Human Target 1992 ABC 7
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993–97 4 seasons 87 episodes (includes 2 hour pilot)
Smallville 2001–11 10 seasons The WB (seasons 1–5)
The CW (seasons 6–10)
218 Retroactively added to the Arrowverse.
Birds of Prey 2002–03 1 season The WB 13
Human Target 2010–11 2 seasons Fox / CTV 25
Gotham 2014–19 5 seasons Fox 100
Constantine 2014–15 1 season NBC 13 Retroactively added to the Arrowverse.
Powerless 2017 12 [1]
Krypton 2018–19 2 seasons Syfy 20
Swamp Thing 2019 1 season DC Universe 10
Ongoing
Arrow 2012–present 8 seasons The CW Part of the Arrowverse. [2]
The Flash 2014–present 6 seasons
Supergirl 2015–present 5 seasons CBS (season 1)
The CW (season 2–present)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2016–present 4 seasons The CW Part of the Arrowverse. Renewed for a fifth season. [3]
Black Lightning 2018–present 3 seasons The CW (United States)
Netflix (Worldwide)
Retroactively added to the Arrowverse.
Titans 2 seasons DC Universe (United States)
Netflix (Worldwide)
DC Daily 1 season DC Universe Daily news program (shows five days a week) [4]
Doom Patrol 2019–present Renewed for a second season. [5]
Pennyworth Epix [6]
Batwoman The CW Part of the Arrowverse.
Ordered
Watchmen 2019 Series order HBO [7]
Stargirl 2020 DC Universe [8][9]

From DC Imprints

Vertigo

Title Aired Seasons Network Notes Refs
iZombie 2015–19 5 seasons The CW 71 episodes
Preacher 2016–19 4 seasons AMC 43 episodes
Ongoing
Lucifer 2016–present 4 seasons Fox (season 1–3)
Netflix (season 4–5)
Retroactively added to the Arrowverse. Renewed for a fifth and final season [10]
Ordered
Y 2020 Series order FX [11]
Sweet Tooth TBA Pilot order Hulu [12]
The Sandman Series order Netflix [13]

Wildstorm

Title Aired Seasons Network Notes Refs
Ongoing
The Boys 2019–present 1 season Prime Video Produced by Sony Pictures Television. DC does not own media adaptation or publishing rights after they were reverted to creators. Renewed for a second season. [14][15]

TV specials

Title Year Network Notes
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman 1975 ABC
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 NBC 2 TV specials
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt 2003 CBS 90 mins

Pilots

Title Year Network Notes
The Adventures of Superpup 1958 Unaired
The Adventures of Superboy 1961
Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? 1967 ABC
Batgirl 1968
Wonder Woman 1974 Passed
Human Target 1990 Unaired
Justice League of America 1997 CBS Unaired in US
Global Frequency 2005 The WB Passed
Aquaman 2006
Wonder Woman 2011 NBC Unaired
Scalped 2017 WGN America Passed
Secret Six 2019 CBS Unaired

Television commercials

Commercial Year Company Notes
Superman Kellogg's 1952 Kellogg's Eight "integrated commercials" starring George Reeves.
Batgirl Equal Pay Public Service Announcement 1974 Public Service Announcement Put out by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Batman Diet Coke 1989 Diet Coke
Catwoman Diet Coke 1992
Hawkman Baby Ruth 1997 Baby Ruth A tongue in cheek commercial.
Batman OnStar commercials 2001 OnStar A series of six television commercials.
The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman 2004 American Express Two short film commercials promoting American Express.
El Palacio de Hierro 2006 El Palacio de Hierro A Mexican commercial starring Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Batgirl.
Vai que... Batman 2014 Bradesco Seguros A Brazilian commercial starring Batman and The Joker.
Honey Bunches of Oats 2016 Honey Bunches of Oats Features archival footage of Wonder Woman in Super Friends.

Animated

Title Original running Production company(s) Network Notes / Refs
Superman cartoons 1942–43 Fleischer Studios / Famous Studios / Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures(serial) Cosists of seventeen short films.
The New Adventures of Superman 1966–70 Filmation / DC Comics CBS Part of The New Adventures of Superman franchise
The Adventures of Superboy 1966–69
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure 1967–68
Aquaman 1968–70
The Batman/Superman Hour 1968–69
The Adventures of Batman
Super Friends 1973 Hanna-Barbera / DC Comics ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The New Adventures of Batman 1977 Filmation / DC Comics CBS Part of The New Adventures of Batman franchise
The All-New Super Friends Hour Hanna-Barbera / DC Comics ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour 1977–78 Filmation / DC Comics CBS Part of The New Adventures of Batman franchise
Challenge of the Super Friends 1978 Hanna-Barbera / DC Comics ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show 1979–81 Ruby-Spears / DC Comics ABC
The World's Greatest Super Friends 1979 Hanna-Barbera / DC Comics Part of the Super Friends franchise
Super Friends 1980–83
Batman and the Super 7 1980–81 Filmation / DC Comics CBS Part of The New Adventures of Batman franchise
The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! 1981–82 Filmation / DC Comics NBC
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 1984 Hanna-Barbera / DC Comics ABC Part of the Super Friends franchise
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985
Superman 1988 Ruby-Spears / DC Comics CBS
Swamp Thing 1990–91 DIC Entertainment / DC Comics Fox Kids
Batman: The Animated Series 1992–95 Warner Bros. Animation / DC Comics Part of the DC animated universe
The Superman/Batman Adventures 1995–97 Filmation / Hanna-Barbera / DC Comics USA Part of The New Adventures of Superman franchise
Part of the Super Friends franchise
Superman: The Animated Series 1996–2000 Warner Bros. Animation / DC Comics Kids' WB Part of the DC animated universe
The New Batman Adventures 1997–99 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 1999–2001
Static Shock 2000–04
The Zeta Project 2001–02 Spin-off of Batman Beyond, part of the DC animated universe
Justice League 2001–04 Cartoon Network Part of the DC animated universe
Teen Titans 2003–06 Cartoon Network / Kids' WB
Justice League Unlimited 2004–06 Cartoon Network Sequel to Justice League, part of the DC animated universe
The Batman 2004–08 Kids' WB
Krypto the Superdog 2005–06 Cartoon Network
Legion of Super Heroes 2006–08 Kids' WB
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008–11 Warner Bros. Animation / DC Comics (2008–09) / DC Entertainment (2009–11) Cartoon Network
Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2011–13 Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
Beware the Batman 2013–14
Justice League Action 2016–18
Ongoing
Young Justice 2010–13 (original run)
2019–present
Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment Cartoon Network (season 1-2)
DC Universe (season 3)
Renewed for a fourth season.[16]
Teen Titans Go! 2013–present Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment / Bardel Entertainment / Copernicus Studios Cartoon Network Loosely based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.
DC Super Hero Girls 2019–present Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment Headed by Lauren Faust and builds off of the DC Super Hero Girls web series and direct-to-video films.[17]
Ordered
Harley Quinn 2019 Warner Bros. Animation
Blue Ribbon Content
DC Universe [18][19][20]

From DC imprints

Title Original running Episodes Production company(s) Network Notes / Refs
Wild C.A.T.s 1994–95 13 episodes WildStorm/Nelvana CBS Published at a time by Image Comics.
MAD 2010–13 103 episodes Warner Bros. Animation Cartoon Network Various sketchs featured several DC Comics characters.
Mad magazine is owned by DC Comics.

Pilots

Title Original running Episodes Production company(s) Network Notes / Refs
Plastic Man 2006 Pilot episode Warner Bros. Animation Cartoon Network Pilot episode, unaired, 10 mins runtime

TV specials

Title Year Production company Network Notes / Refs
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2012 Stoopid Buddy Stoodios/Williams Street/Warner Bros. Animation/DC Entertainment/Sony Pictures Digital Adult Swim
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise 2014
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship 2015

Motion comics

Title Original running Episodes Production company(s) Network Notes / Refs
Video Comic Book 1979–81 Nickelodeon
Columbus Alive!
Watchmen: Motion Comic 2008 12 episodes Cruel and Unusual Films iTunes Pilot episode, unaired, 10 mins runtime
Batman Black and White 20 episodes Warner Premiere Two seasons
Batgirl: Year One 2009 9 episodes
The Batman Adventures: Mad Love 3 episodes
Superman: Red Son 12 episodes
Jonah Hex 2010 17 episodes

Web series, shorts series

Title Original running Production company(s) Airing location Notes / Refs
Lobo 2000 Lobo Online website Flash Animation. Part of the DC animated universe
Gotham Girls 2000–02 Noodle Soup Productions
Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. website
Zatanna 2003 Animated shorts
The Aquaman & Friends Action Hour Wild Hare Studios CN Latin America Spoof continuation of Super Friends
DC Nation Shorts 2011–14 DC Nation television block on Cartoon Network
Batman Unlimited 2015–16 YouTube (DC Kids Channel) Season 1 (22 episodes), Season 2 (11 episodes)
DC Super Friends 2015 15 episodes of 3–4 minutes in length
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Warner Bros. Animation
Blue Ribbon Content
YouTube (Machinima channel) Related to the film. Renewed for season 2, but subsequently shelved indefinitely[21]
Vixen 2015–16 CW Seed Part of the Arrowverse.
DC Super Hero Girls 2015–18 YouTube (DC Super Hero Girls channel)
Justice League Action Shorts 2017 Warner Bros. Animation YouTube (DC Kids Channel)
Freedom Fighters: The Ray 2017–18 CW Seed Part of the Arrowverse.[22][23]
Constantine: City of Demons 2018–19 Part of The DC Animated Movie Universe
Ongoing
DC Super Hero Girls: Super Shorts 2019–present Warner Bros. Animation YouTube (DC Super Hero Girls channel)
In development
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons 2020 Warner Bros. Animation
Blue Ribbon Content
CW Seed [24]

See also

References

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  7. Otterson, Joe (August 17, 2018). "'Watchmen' Ordered to Series at HBO". Variety. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  8. Patten, Dominic (July 19, 2018). "Geoff Johns To Write & Produce 'Stargirl' Series For DC Universe – Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
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  13. Cavanaugh, Patrick (July 1, 2019). "Netflix Officially Orders The Sandman Series From Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer". ComicBook.com. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
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  15. Petski, Denise (July 19, 2019). "'The Boys' Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon; Aya Cash Closes Deal As Stormfront". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
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