Favorite DC Branded Live-Action TV Series

by urbanemovies | created - 15 Nov 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Which live-action episodic TV series* that features DC characters managed by DC Entertainment is your favorite, so far? * includes broadcast, cable, streaming and web series

Warner Brother's subsidiary, DC Entertainment and it's units: DC Films, DC Television, DC Animation, DC Comics and DC Portfolio are part of the juggernaut responsible for creating new projects and managing the existing DC comics TV series portfolio. Metropolis (2019) and Stargirl (2020) are the next generation of DC Television TV series that are currently filming or in-development. The shows will hopefully be a part of a legacy of existing live-action DC Entertainment TV character series that have been popular, legendary and iconic over the years.

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1. Gotham (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 199,630

2. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 110,571

3. Arrow (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 385,538

4. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 17,221

5. Supergirl (2015– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood

Votes: 100,039

6. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, K Callan

Votes: 19,607

7. The Flash (2014– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

Votes: 282,869

8. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,988

9. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell

Votes: 83,265

10. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 6,108

11. iZombie (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.

Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley

Votes: 55,975

12. Superboy (1988–1992)

30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the Man of Steel in his teenage years.

Stars: Stacy Haiduk, Gerard Christopher, Peter Jay Fernandez, Zevi Wolmark

Votes: 1,014

13. Lucifer (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, Lesley-Ann Brandt

Votes: 169,253

14. The Flash (1990–1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".

Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Vito D'Ambrosio

Votes: 5,906

15. Constantine (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Stars: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, Angélica Celaya

Votes: 46,128

16. Swamp Thing (I) (1990–1993)

30 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Lindsay Chapman, Dick Durock, Scott Garrison, Kevin Quigley

Votes: 668

17. Preacher (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti

Votes: 61,452

18. Human Target (1992– )

60 min | Action, Adventure

The cases of a unique bodyguard/detective who protects his clients from murder by impersonating them to draw the killer's fire.

Stars: Rick Springfield, Kirk Baltz, Sami Chester, Signy Coleman

Votes: 122

19. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,170

20. The Secrets of Isis (1975–1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang, Ronalda Douglas

Votes: 823

21. Human Target (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats.

Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma

Votes: 16,747

22. Shazam! (1974–1977)

30 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.

Stars: Michael Gray, Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick, John Davey

Votes: 1,127

23. Powerless (2017)

21 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Follow the staff of an insurance company, specialising in products to protect defenseless bystanders from the collateral damage of Superheroes and Supervillains.

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches

Votes: 6,015

24. Black Lightning (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams

Votes: 17,740

Added 09 February 2018

25. Krypton (2018–2019)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The untold story of Superman's grandfather as he fights for justice on his home planet.

Stars: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Shaun Sipos, Ann Ogbomo

Votes: 12,961

Added 09 February 2018

26. Titans (I) (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter

Votes: 46,727

Added 08 October 2018

27. Doom Patrol (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of superpowered outcasts.

Stars: Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Alan Tudyk, Matt Bomer

Votes: 19,737

Added 20 April 2019

28. Swamp Thing (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, only to discover the dark, terrifying mysteries of the swamp.

Stars: Crystal Reed, Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Derek Mears

Votes: 11,975

Added 28 May 2019

29. Pennyworth (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The origin story of Alfred Pennyworth, a former special-forces soldier living in London and how he came to work for Bruce Wayne's father.

Stars: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher

Votes: 3,966

Added 14 June 2019

30. Batwoman (2019– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Kate Kane seeks justice for Gotham City as Batwoman.

Stars: Ruby Rose, Elizabeth Anweis, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy

Votes: 11,316

Added 11 September 2019

31. Watchmen (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Stars: Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Votes: 900

Added 11 September 2019

32. Stargirl (2020– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime | Filming

Teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America. Based on the character from DC Comics.

Stars: Christopher James Baker, Brec Bassinger, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson



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