Who Wants To Be A Superhero?

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  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.2  (1,038)

Who Wants to Be a Superhero? is a reality television show that aired on SciFi Channel in 2006. The show was hosted by legendary comic book writer Stan Lee and featured eccentric millionaire Ivan Wilzig as a recurring judge throughout the season. The premise of the show was to find individuals who had the heart, bravery, and determination of a superhero and to put them to the test in a series of physical and mental challenges.

Each episode of the show focused on a new challenge that the contestants had to face in order to prove their superhero credentials. The challenges ranged from seemingly mundane tasks like rescuing a cat from a tree to more intense and physically demanding feats like scaling a tall building or surviving a simulated explosion. Throughout each challenge, the contestants were evaluated by a panel of judges that included Stan Lee and Ivan Wilzig, among others.

At the end of each episode, one contestant was eliminated based on their performance in the challenge and feedback from the judges. The final episode saw the remaining contestants face off in one last challenge to determine the winner of the show and the self-proclaimed title of "the world's next great superhero."

The show was notable for its focus on promoting positive values and messages through the concept of superheroism. Contestants were encouraged to embody the traits of honesty, integrity, selflessness, and bravery in their actions and interactions with others. They were also required to create their own superhero persona, complete with a unique costume and backstory, that reflected these ideals in a creative and entertaining way.

Ivan Wilzig, also known as "Sir Ivan," was a recurring guest judge on the show and provided a colorful, larger-than-life presence every time he appeared on screen. As a musician and philanthropist, Ivan brought his own unique perspective to the show and challenged the contestants to think beyond their physical abilities and consider how they could make a positive impact on the world around them.

Overall, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? was a fun and entertaining show that combined elements of reality TV, competition, and superhero fandom. It was successful in promoting positive values and highlighting the potential for ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things through their actions and their beliefs. The show also helped to cement the legacy of Stan Lee as a true pioneer of the comic book industry and a beloved figure in the world of superhero culture.

Who Wants To Be A Superhero? is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on July 27, 2006.

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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
September 13, 2007
The long-awaited surprising and emotional "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" finale! ECW star "Balls" Mahoney guest stars as the heroes learn to jump, fly and fight like real superheroes. All questions will be answered: What happens what Dr. Dark shows up unexpectedly? Who is Dr. Dark? And who is Stan?s next great superhero?
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
September 6, 2007
Nearing the end of the competition, the desire to be the final hero standing increases for the Superheroes. Their assignment is the most challenging yet -- the superheroes must get through a pack of fierce attack dogs to finish their mission. Later, the heroes? journey to immortality continues as Stan shows them prototypes for their very own action figures. The Superheroes are on top of the world, but they are quickly brought back into reality when a stranger sneaks into the lair to deliver a surprise announcement.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 30, 2007
The remaining Superheroes match wits with a classroom of 4th graders in order to crack a secret code. Later, when the group gets into trouble, an old friend comes to the rescue.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
August 23, 2007
The competition intensifies when, during their most intense challenge yet, the Superheroes must show courage in the "Tunnel of Fears." Later, after a celebration on the town, the group discovers why their nemesis stole their secret identities: He has dug up embarrassing facts about each one of them and reveals these secrets to Stan and the others.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
August 16, 2007
The Superheroes go "undercover" as civilians to accomplish a mission. The competition intensifies when Stan gives them their first taste of immortality revealing their own potential comic book covers.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
August 9, 2007
When Stan divides the Superheroes into duos to face the notorious Dr. Dark, the competitors attempt to prove that they are better superheroes than sidekicks. Their quest for Dr. Dark requires them to survive the scariest roller coaster imaginable while keeping their wits about them. But later the heroes turn on each other when a note is discovered at the Lair that implies that one of them is a mole. The action culminates in the most shocking elimination ever.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
August 2, 2007
Tensions flare amongst the Superheroes. Then their heroism is tested when they come face to face with their first super-villain, Bee Sting and thousands of her buzzing friends. In a surprising twist, this mission comes to a messy end and the Superheroes? costumes are ruined. Thankfully Stan comes to the rescue, giving them new and improved super suits allowing all but one to move one step closer to immortality.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 26, 2007
After thousands audition, the ten chosen Superheroes arrive at Stan Lee's secret lair to compete for comic book immortality. When a mysterious dark figure kidnaps Stan Lee, the heroes must prove themselves in an epic mission to save their leader. Then later, a secret test leads the Superheroes to their first shocking elimination.
Where to Watch Who Wants To Be A Superhero?
Who Wants To Be A Superhero? is available for streaming on the SciFi Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Who Wants To Be A Superhero? on demand at Amazon, NBC, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 27, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,038)