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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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  • The character of Aunt Harriet was introduced in the comics in 1964 - eighteen months before the show first aired. Her appearance coincided with the killing off of Alfred the Butler.
  • Three major villains from the comic book were never used in the television show: Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and Two-Face, although the latter was almost used. He was considered for the show…
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    Three major villains from the comic book were never used in the television show: Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and Two-Face, although the latter was almost used. He was considered for the show before its cancellation. The theme of the character was to be a TV commentator who has a TV tube blow up in his face (as the character's original origin - Gotham D.A. Harvey Dent has a vial of acid hurled at his face in court by volatile mob boss Salvatore 'The Boss' Maroni during his trial - would have been too gruesome for television at the time). Ultimately, the character did not appear on the series. Eventually, all of them would see live-action incarnations: Ivy in Batman & Robin; Scarecrow in Batman Begins; and Two-Face in Batman Forever and The Dark Knight.
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  • Despite the show's popularity, it has never been released on DVD. This is due to a rights dispute between 20th Century Fox, who produced the show, and Time-Warner, who own the character's…
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    Despite the show's popularity, it has never been released on DVD. This is due to a rights dispute between 20th Century Fox, who produced the show, and Time-Warner, who own the character's publisher, DC Comics. Recently, rumors have speculated that Fox has no dispute with Warner Bros. or visa versa regarding the release of the series on DVD, the problem seems to stem from the work-for-hire companies the producers brought in to build the sets, among them being George Barris who designed the Batmobile. Their consent would be needed.
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