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

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Dean Cain is afraid of flying.
Phyllis Coates, who played Lois's mother, was the original Lois Lane on Adventures of Superman (1952).
Batman is referenced three times during the run of the series.
This series was already in development several years earlier, when comics writers had decided to have a wedding for Clark Kent and Lois Lane. The producers of the show wanted to have a similar story line, and did not want to be several years behind the comics in doing it. When it was agreed that the wedding on television would correspond with the wedding in the comics, the comics' writers had to find a new storyline to hold reader's attention in the meantime and give them the readership they had expected the wedding to attract. This led to the now famous "Death of Superman" story.
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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.
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Kevin Sorbo originally tried out for the part of Clark Kent/Superman.
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Gerard Christopher auditioned for the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and was chosen by the casting director. However, when the casting director subsequently read Christopher's resume and discovered that he had previously starred as Clark Kent/ Superboy in Superboy (1988), he immediately dismissed Christopher. According to Christopher, the man told him, "you've done this already!"
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Early on in season 1, Lex Luthor attempts to test the abilities of Superman. He questions his associates and remarks that amongst other things Superman could be "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful then a locomotive able to leap tall buildings in a single bound". These are the exact words that began Max Fleischer's short Superman cartoons made during WWII.
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One of the early villains describes Superman as the advance guard prior to an alien invasion. He also wonders whether Superman has any telepathic powers. In the very first story featuring the character bestowed with the name "The Superman", Superman was an evil advance guard with special telepathic powers.
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According to Executive Producer Brad Buckner, the baby that Lois and Clark found on their doorstep in the series finale was supposed to be Kryptonian royalty. Had they gone to a season five, the storyline was supposed to be Lois and Clark protecting the baby from potential assassins.
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Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Patrick Cassidy, Michael McKean, George Murdock, Richard Gant and Rob LaBelle are the only actors to appear in both this series and Smallville (2001).
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Michael Landes was replaced as Jimmy Olsen after the first season because the producers felt he looked too much like Clark Kent's little brother instead of just the photographer for the Daily Planet.
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The wedding of Lois and Clark on the show coincided with their wedding in the Superman comics.
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Prior to being cast as Lois, Teri Hatcher appeared on an episode of Seinfeld (1989), where in one scene her character made reference to Jerry's obsession with Superman.
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Chicago's skyline doubles for "Metropolis" several times.
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Phyllis Coates became the second Lois Lane to return and play the character's mother. Noel Neill also played Lois's mother in Superman (1978).
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John Shea decided to leave the series after the first season, because he was tired of the strenuous commute from New York to Los Angeles. He would later return for four guest spots during seasons 2-4.
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Series creator Deborah Joy LeVine and her writing team were dismissed after the first season. New producer, Robert Singer, was brought in with the task of focusing the show more on action and the romance between Lois and Clark.
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In several episodes Star Labs in mentioned. In The Flash (another DC Comics superhero) Star Labs is where Tina works.
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From September 1996 to June 1997, this was one of two "Superman" series on the air. The other was Superman (1996): The Animated Series.
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Dean Cain and Lane Davies, the actor who portrays the evil Tempus, share a July 31 birthday.
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ABC had originally promised the producers a fifth season, but after shuffling the show to different time-slots, the ratings took a nosedive, and they decided to cancel it instead.
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The suit had darker more muted colors to have more romantic feel.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

This is the only series to date to show Jonathan Kent living into Superman's adult life. In the George Reeves serial and the Christopher Reeve movies Jonathan Kent dies of heart failure.

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