It's taken many years to get the new movie made, but luckily we've had plenty of Superman on TV to keep us happy. Whether it's been the immensely popular Smallville, the pre-Desperate Housewives Lois & Clark, or the thoroughly modern Justice League Unlimited, the adventures of Superman have been unfolding on television and have shown sides to the character that only TV could.
We've divided our feature into four sections: actors and actresses in the movie Superman Returns, with links to their TV credits; live-action Superman programs; the animated Superman programs; and clips from the newly released Superman DVDs.
It's exciting that Bryan Singer and the studio went with a relatively unknown actor to play Superman. We have no preconceived notions of how Brandon will portray the character, like we would if, say, George Clooney or Nicolas ...
Chris Sayour, stunt coordinator for Smallville and primary stunt double for the series' star Tom Welling, was airlifted to a New Westminster, British Columbia, hospital after suffering serious injuries on the set of the WB drama.
Production of Smallville was temporarily halted after Sayour fell 37 feet from a tower on which he was performing a stunt early Tuesday morning. Sources call Sayour's fall a "freak accident," and no foul play is suspected. Sayour's family stated that he had suffered "multiple fractures and internal injuries" and asked that the media respect their privacy while he undergoes treatment.
Police turned over the case to British Columbia's Workmen's Compensation Board, which investigates workplace accidents in Canada. The organization has not yet released comments regarding the incident.
Sayour has been the stunt coordinator for Smallville since its 2001 debut ...Read more
Superman, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, and Tom and Jerry are among the familiar characters that will be featured in new series on the 2006 to '07 schedule of Kids' WB!, a five-hour animation block that will move to the CW when it launches in the fall.
The "Too Big for Your TV"-themed schedule, which kicks off in September, will feature four new series, four returning series, and two series that will compose the Pillow Head Hour, a block of programming designed to meet federally mandated education and informational programming requirements.
The new series are Legion of Super Heroes, based on the DC Comics characters and featuring Superboy, who would grow up to become Superman, fighting evil in the 31st century; Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! featuring the duo solving more mysteries with the help of a transforming Mystery Machine; and Tom and Jerry Tales, featuring the cat and mouse ...Read more
"Superman" was an animated series that premiered on September 6, 1996. Created to follow the success of "Batman: The Animated Series," and based on the popular Superman comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The cartoon series focused on the adventures of Superman, an incredibly powerful crime fighter from the planet Krypton, who defends Metropolis from a variety of supercriminals that include Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Metallo, The Parasite, Livewire, The Toyman, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bizarro, Darkseid, Lobo, Jax-Ur, and Mala. Superman's secret identity is that of Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter for the newspaper "The Daily Planet". There he worked with fellow reporter Lois Lane and photographer Jimmy Olsen.
The series opened with an hour and a half long special that featured the exploits of Superman's Kryptonian father, Jor-El, who was attempting to save their planet from a world-wide catastrophe which the planet's artificial intelligence system, Brainiac, was trying to cover up, and continued through Superman's first public appearance in Metropolis. In later seasons, the show featured guest appearances by a variety of other famous comic book heroes including Supergirl, Batman, Robin, The Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Dr. Fate, Steel, and The New Gods.