Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

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  • TV-PG
  • 1993
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.7  (26,205)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a television series that aired from 1993 to 1997 on ABC. The show starred Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman and Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane. The series followed the adventures of the superhero and his romantic interest, as they worked together at the Daily Planet newspaper.

The show had a unique approach to the Superman mythos, taking a more character-driven approach to the story rather than focusing solely on Superman's powers and abilities. The show often explored the more human side of Clark Kent, allowing viewers to see the man behind the superhero. Viewers were given a glimpse into Clark's daily life as a reporter, his friendships with his coworkers, and his blossoming romantic relationship with Lois.

The chemistry between Cain and Hatcher was a highlight of the show, with the two actors sharing a natural and believable on-screen relationship. Their playful banter and romantic tension contributed to the show's overall charm and appeal. The show often incorporated humor into its scripts, making it a lighthearted and enjoyable watch.

In addition to Cain and Hatcher, the show had a strong supporting cast including Lane Smith as Daily Planet editor Perry White, Eddie Jones and K. Callan as Clark's adoptive parents, Michael Landes and Justin Whalin as Daily Planet staffers Jimmy Olsen and Jack, respectively, Tracy Scoggins as Cat Grant, and John Shea as the villainous Lex Luthor.

Throughout the show's run, Superman faced a variety of challenges, both personal and heroic. These included life-threatening situations, villainous schemes, and relationship issues. The show often dealt with themes such as love, trust, and the importance of family and friends.

One of the show's strengths was its ability to incorporate elements of science fiction and fantasy into its storylines, while still maintaining a grounded and relatable tone. The show introduced viewers to a range of characters and concepts from the DC Comics universe, including Brainiac, Metallo, and Bizarro. These villains posed unique threats to Superman, and their appearances added to the show's overall sense of adventure and excitement.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was not without its flaws, however. During its final season, the show struggled to maintain its quality and was criticized for relying too heavily on melodrama and soap opera-style storytelling. Despite this, the show's legacy remains strong, with many fans still holding fond memories of the series.

Overall, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a well-crafted and entertaining show that gave viewers a unique and engaging interpretation of the Superman mythos. With its charming leads, memorable supporting cast, and exciting storylines, the show remained a beloved classic of 90s television.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (87 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 1993.

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The Family Hour
22. The Family Hour
June 14, 1997
In the series finale, a criminal (HARRY ANDERSON) with telekinetic powers takes Lois and Clark's parents hostage. Clark learns he cannot have children with Lois. However, a baby is left inside their apartment by someone who knows Clark's true identity and their problem.
Toy Story
21. Toy Story
June 7, 1997
A devious inventor kidnaps children and takes them to a fun-filled fantasy land.
I've Got You Under My Skin
20. I've Got You Under My Skin
May 31, 1997
A criminal who transfers his soul into Clark's body is excited when he learns he also has the body of Superman.
Voice from the Past (3)
19. Voice from the Past (3)
April 26, 1997
Lex Luthor's son wreaks havoc in Metropolis--and in Lois and Clark's marriage. Lois is kidnapped, while Superman investigates whether he can have children. Third of a three-part episode, "The Lex Files: A Lois & Clark Trilogy."
Shadow of a Doubt (2)
18. Shadow of a Doubt (2)
April 19, 1997
Lex Luthor's son, Leslie Luckabee, takes over as owner of the Daily Planet and makes a play for Lois. Lois and Clark consider conceiving a child together. Second of a three-part episode, "The Lex Files: A Lois & Clark Trilogy."
Faster than a Speeding Vixen (1)
17. Faster than a Speeding Vixen (1)
April 12, 1997
Superman confronts a sexy--and reckless--superhero (LORI FETRICK). The Daily Planet's new owner (PATRICK CASSIDY) may be hiding a secret identity. First of a three-part episode, "The Lex Files: A Lois & Clark Trilogy."
AKA Superman
16. AKA Superman
March 16, 1997
A beautiful woman thinks that Jimmy is Superman. A criminal wants to force Superman to activate a powerful satellite weapons system.
Lois and Clarks (2)
15. Lois and Clarks (2)
March 9, 1997
With Superman trapped in a time window, an alternate Superman must save this universe from Tempus, a madman bent on world annihilation. Second of a two-part episode with "Meet John Doe."
Meet John Doe
14. Meet John Doe
March 2, 1997
A criminal from the future uses a subliminal device to win the presidential election and begins a reign of terror. Attempting to stop the villain, Superman gets trapped in a shattered time window and seems lost forever.
Sex, Lies and Videotape
13. Sex, Lies and Videotape
January 19, 1997
A photograph showing Lois and Superman leads the world to believe she is cheating on her husband. To keep Clark's identity a secret, Lois tries to expose the person behind the scandal.
Lethal Weapon
12. Lethal Weapon
January 5, 1997
A mad inventor plans to blow up the buildings of Metropolis, and Superman can't control his powers in order to stop him.
'Twas the Night Before Mxymas
11. 'Twas the Night Before Mxymas
December 15, 1996
A mischievous imp with plans to conquer the world puts a spell on the people of Metropolis on Christmas Eve.
Stop the Presses
10. Stop the Presses
December 8, 1996
Lois' promotion causes problems in her marriage to Clark. They have their first major fight after she kills one of his stories, preventing him from uncovering a plot. Two delinquent brothers try to destroy Superman.
9. Ghosts
November 24, 1996
A real estate agent's plan to frighten people into selling their homes spirals out of control when he accidently summons the spirit of a murdered housewife. DREW CAREY and KATHY KINNEY guest star.
Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark
8. Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark
November 17, 1996
Clark and Lois have a lot in common with their new neighbors, until they find out Bob is an assassin whose next target is an eccentric recluse Lois plans to interview. ANTONIO SABATO, JR. guest stars.
Dead Lois Walking (2)
7. Dead Lois Walking (2)
November 10, 1996
Even Superman's powers may not be enough to prove Lois innocent of murder. ALAN RACHINS and KENNETH KIMMINS guest star.
The People vs. Lois Lane (1)
6. The People vs. Lois Lane (1)
October 27, 1996
When Lois Lane receives a phone call from Elroy Sikes, an ex-snitch, pertaining to have information about a story, she rushes off to meet him. When he starts telling her the "story" he demonstrates by telling her to point a gun at him. Suddenly the gun goes off of it's own accord, though Lois's finger was nowhere near the trigger, killing Sikes. Lois is put in jail, awaiting her trial. Meanwhile Jefferson Cole makes a holographic device, determined to ruin Lois's life.
Brutal Youth
5. Brutal Youth
October 20, 1996
An old man stumbles into the Daily Planet asking for Jimmy before dropping down dead. His ID says that he is only in his twenties, but his looks suggest that he is over 70. Jimmy decides to investigate this himself and gets into serious problems. Meanwhile, Lois is told that Clark ages much, much slower than humans. She begins to have nightmares where she is an old woman while Clark is still young.
Soul Mates
4. Soul Mates
October 13, 1996
Lois and Clark's honeymoon is interrupted by an old acquaintance, and they travel through time to thwart a curse on their relationship.
Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding
3. Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding
October 6, 1996
The long-awaited wedding of Lois and Clark is threatened by a vengeful asylum escapee. Delta Burke guest stars.
Battleground Earth (2)
2. Battleground Earth (2)
September 29, 1996
Lord Nor still has Smallville under his control. Worse, he has managed to take Clark prisoner for treason, as he purposefully never consummated his marriage to Zara and has no intention to ever fulfilling his duty. The council sentences him to banishment. Just as he is about to be gone for good, a loophole in the system is found which states that Clark can challenge Lord Nor to a duel. While all this is going on, the military has other plans. They are convinced that the Kryptonians plan to take over earth and they have decided to kill them all, even if Superman might also be injured or die.
Lord of the Flys
1. Lord of the Flys
September 22, 1996
Lois and Clark misses each other dearly. En route to New Krypton, Clark learns that the evil Lord Nor is out to conquer earth, starting with Smallville, Kansas. The military has no way to thwart his plans. The Kryptonians head back to earth. Clark briefly meets Lois after he lands after which the two decide to go to Smallville to rescue the Kents and the rest of the world.
Where to Watch Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, DC Universe, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (26,205)