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Updated August 24, 2020
Though DC Comics has enjoyed a television presence since 1953 with the George Reeves–starring Adventures of Superman — and made genuine cultural touchstones out of the 1966 Batman and the late 1970s Wonder Woman — it has never had so many of its titles translated on television at the same time before.
With the launch of streaming service DC Universe, three titles were added to the list: Titans, the live-action adaptation of the comic of the same name starring Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Robin); Doom Patrol, about a misfit group of superheroes under the tutelage of an eccentric old rich guy; and Swamp Thing, the live-action horror-skewing series, which was canceled before its well-reviewed first season finished airing, but is now on The CW’s fall TV lineup. The animated series Young Justice, which debuted its first season in 2010 and second in 2012, returned for a third season in 2019 with a fourth expected in 2020, and now DC Universe and The CW have premiered live-action series Stargirl, which shot straight to the top of DC’s TV offerings on its first reviews, settling in the top 20.
Want to know where each show stands in the DC-on-TV rankings? Check out our scorecard of DC Comics–based television by Tomatometer. Some titles — like 1990’s Swamp Thing, Super Friends, and Teen Titans Go! — don’t have a series-level Tomatometer score and, so, are not represented below. Some other, older titles, like 1976 series Wonder Woman, recently got a series-level score and have just been added to the list.
Just added: Stargirl, Harley Quinn, Watchmen, Batwoman, Pennyworth, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, The Flash (1990), Human Target (1992), Wonder Woman
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