Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 12, 1966
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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Batman

Batman is a 1960s American television series. Based on the comic book character Batman, it aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) for 2½ seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. Because the series had two weekly installments for most of its tenure, it contained the same number of episodes as a four and a half year or even a five year series.

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TV Movie: Return to the Batcave: The Mis… Aired: Mar. 09, 2003

Adam West and Burt Ward are back together again and stumble upon a plot to steal the batmobile from a charity auction. Along the was they remember …

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The show had 3 seasons and 121 episodes air between 1966 and 1968.

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  • Originally conceived by ABC as a serious dramatic show, at one point Mike Henry (best known as one of many actors to play Tarzan) did publicity photographs in the role. According to Adam…
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    Originally conceived by ABC as a serious dramatic show, at one point Mike Henry (best known as one of many actors to play Tarzan) did publicity photographs in the role. According to Adam West, a nervous ABC required the producers to hold test screenings of the show, one with a laugh track added, the other with additional narration. Neither alteration was successful.
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  • ABC initially ordered the series for the 1966-67 TV season. However finding themselves in desperate need of programming, the network decided to add the show as a mid-season replacement in…
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    ABC initially ordered the series for the 1966-67 TV season. However finding themselves in desperate need of programming, the network decided to add the show as a mid-season replacement in January 1966.
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  • Before season three, a promotional short was filmed with Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Tim Herbert as Killer Moth. The short was convincing enough for ABC to pick up Batman for another year…
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    Before season three, a promotional short was filmed with Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Tim Herbert as Killer Moth. The short was convincing enough for ABC to pick up Batman for another year with the thought being that Batgirl would attract more female viewers.
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