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

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

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Clark Kent / ... (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Lois Lane (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
Lane Smith ...
 Perry White (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Jonathan Kent (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Martha Kent (87 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Jimmy Olsen (66 episodes, 1994-1997)
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Lois and Clark is based on Superman being a Generation X man. In his twenties somewhere Clark must experience life as a pre-thirties pupil. Lois, as always, is by his side at the Daily Planet, adding that oh-so-ever romantic side to his life. The relationship between Lois and Clark, is as always, a platonic but on the edge of mad love, type of experience. Written by Sean Ackley <rhawk@ackind.com>

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12 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Dean Cain was the first actor to audition for the part. Series creator Deborah Joy LeVine initially dismissed him as too young, telling her casting director they were looking for SuperMAN, not SuperBOY. See more »

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Mayson Drake: Stop the presses! I've always wanted to say that in a newsroom.
Lois Lane: Nobody ever says that, you know. It's just on television.
Mayson Drake: Well, sure, but it still felt good.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Kelis (2004) See more »

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SUPERMAN + a series like MOONLIGHTING=LOIS & CLARK
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An adaptation of a feature character like SUPERMAN will have a great deal of variance, not only in the era that it is in, but also the audience (demographics) that is desired to r-r-r-r-reach. This was a point always taken into consideration by National Comics Publications( AKA DC Comics), the Copywright owner of Superman and his friends. Therefore in the 1950's, National/DC published comic magazines such as SUPERBOY and JIMMY OLSEN to appeal to the younger kids,especially boys.And alas, they did the girl's Superman magazine, LOIS LANE.All featured Superman, but with a little different spin or, point of view, if you will.

With the appearance of LOIS & CLARK, they were sort of giving us a girl's version of the Super saga,much like the comic book LOIS LANE.But this telling was a program designed to get the female audience, without alienating the guys.

Much like the BATMAN TV of 1966-68, there was a large cross section of the viewing public who grew up with and were quite familiar with the storyline. The answer to the problem was to add plenty of humor, not of the "Camp" type of the Batman show, but some sort of resembling what has come to be known as "Screwball" comedy. The adventure story line is still there, but the humor allows a wider group of people to view the episodes.

The result was a Superman series with wide appeal that fit very well in with its time slot in history as well as ABC's programing schedule.


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