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Exclusive Portrait: A Bat Anniversary for Adam West & Burt Ward

13 January 2016 5:50 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the 1960s, the entertainment world was summed up by the three “B’s” – Bond, Beatles and…Batman. On January 12th, 1966, the pop culture TV phenomenon called “Batman” – starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin – made its debut on ABC-tv. Happy 50th Anniversary to the Dynamic Duo.

Holy Anniversary! Burt Ward (Robin) and Adam West (Batman) Celebrate Their 50th

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

With the episode entitled “Hi Diddle Riddle, Smack in the Middle” – with Frank Gorshin as the villain “The Riddler” – the show was beamed into American living rooms in living color, during an age when only three networks had programming. It immediately became a sensation, and aired twice-a-week in the first two seasons, “same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel.” It spawned a revival for the character of Batman, and actually helped to create the Dark Knight. The show’s silly »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Happy 50th Birthday to the Batman TV Show: the Best Super Hero Parody Ever

1 January 2016 9:18 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show (1966-68) starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and his teen partner Robin the Boy Wonder. The show was a huge hit when first released and still has a loyal following today. The show was a clever satire, not only on super heroes but also on 1960s pop-culture in general. Cinelinx celebrates ABC’s Batman at 50.

 In January of 1996, a mid-season replacement show debuted on ABC and became an unexpected hit. It was originally planned to be produced for the fall ’66 season but it was moved up to January. ABC’s Batman was part of its 1966 “second wave” programming, being one of 4 shows that debuted during the mid-season. (Along with The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Blue Light and The Baron.) While the other three are mostly forgotten, Batman became the sensation of the season—airing twice each week, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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