Lois And Clark “The New Adventures of Superman”

Lois & Clark New Adventures of Superman

Premiered: Sep. 12, 1993
Status: Ended Jun. 14, 1997
ABC TV Network
– drama  – superhero
– comics  – adventure
– romance

Series Description:

Premiering in September of 1993, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a success for ABC.  It focused primarily on the relationship between Lois Lane and Clark Kent. It was deemed a stylish version of Superman by critics. Lois and Clark’s dialogue was even a little steamy at times but it still kept a family friendly atmosphere.

A lot of Lois and Clark was adapted from the mid 1980’s Superman revamp by John Byrne. Like their Lex Luthor was a rich evil tycoon instead of just a evil scientist. There was one definite departure. Their version of Lex Luthor actually had hair, for most of the series anyway. The rich tycoon aspect of Lex Luthor seems to be a fixture in the Superman myth now. Lex Luthor is seen as growing up wealthy in the very well done and super popular show Smallville

One very notable thing I believe is that Lois and Clark gave was for now and forever Perry White who is more prone to say “Great Shades of Elvis!” instead of “Great Caesar’s ghost!” as he had always said in the original “The Adventures of Superman (1951).”

This is the first Superman TV show or movie to actually marry Clark Kent and Lois Lane. The marriage actually occurred in the comic books about the same time, as well. This was history in the making. The only bad aspect of this wedding was that we were not allowed to see them as a married couple long before the series was cancelled. Lois and Clark is one of those shows you want to see more of after their gone. The last episode with the appearance of a baby from out of nowhere, was apparently going to be the Kent’s child. This was one of those episodes that leave you hanging, and that is very frustrating when it’s the very last show. We can only hope there will be a tv movie sometime. The last show was on in 1997.

Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher both appeared on Smallville. In fact in the last season of Smallville Teri Hatcher protrayed Lois Lanes dead mother via tape recordings before her death.


Cast Members:

Lois & Clark CastDean Cain ……………. Clark Kent / Superman

Teri Hatcher …………. Lois Lane / Lois Kent

Lane Smith …………… Perry White

Michael Landes ……….. Jimmy Olsen (1993-1994)

Justin Whalin ………… Jimmy Olsen (1994-1997)

John Shea ……………. Lex Luthor

Eddie Jones ………….. Jonathan Kent

K Callan …………….. Martha Kent

Tracy Scoggins ……….. Cat Grant


Episodes List With Original Air Dates


The First Season

1… Lois & Clark – Parts 1 & 2 (9/12/1993)
2… Strange Visitor (9/26/1993)
3… Neverending Battle (10/3/1993)
4… I’m Looking Through You (10/10/1993)
5… Requiem For A Superhero (10/17/1993)
6… I’ve Got A Crush On You (10/24/1993)
7… Smart Kids (10/31/1993)
8… The Green, Green Glow Of Home (11/14/1993)
9… The Man Of Steel Bars (11/21/1993)
10. Pheromone, My Lovely (11/28/1993)
11. Honeymoon In Metropolis (12/12/1993)
12. All Shook Up (1/2/1994)
13. Witness (1/9/1994)
14. Illusions Of Grandeur (1/23/1994)
15. The Ides Of Metropolis (2/6/1994)
16. Foundling (2/20/1994)
17. The Rival (2/27/1994)
18. Vatman (3/13/1994)
19. Fly Hard (3/27/1994)
20. Barbarians At The Planet (5/1/1994)
21. The House Of Luthor (5/8/1994)


The Second Season

22. Madam Ex (9/18/1994)
23. Wall Of Sound (9/25/1994)
24. The Source (10/2/1994)
25. The Prankster (10/9/1994)
26. Church Of Metropolis (10/23/1994)
27. Operation Blackout (10/30/1994)
28. That Old Gang Of Mine (11/13/1994)
29. A Bolt From The Blue (11/20/1994)
30. Seasons Greedings (12/4/1994)
31. Metallo (1/1/1995)
32. Chi Of Steel (1/8/1995)
33. The Eyes Have It (1/22/1995)
34. The Phoenix (2/12/1995)
35. Top Copy (2/19/1995)
36. Return Of The Prankster (2/26/1995)
37. Lucky Leon (3/12/1995)
38. Ressurection (3/19/1995)
39. Tempus Fugitive (3/26/1995)
40. Target: Jimmy Olsen! (4/2/1995)
41. Individual Resposibility (4/16/1995)
42. Whine, Whine, Whine (5/14/1995)
43. And the Answer Is … (5/21/1995) – Lois learns that Clark Kent is Superman!


The Third Season

44. We Have A Lot To Talk About (9/17/1995)
45. Ordinary People (9/24/1995)
46. Contact (10/1/1995)
47. When Irish Eyes Are Killing (10/15/1995)
48. Just Say Noah (10/22/1995)
49. Don’t Tug On Superman’s Cape (11/5/1995)
50. Ultra Woman (11/12/1995)
51. A Chip Off The Old Clark (11/19/1995)
52. Super Man (11/26/1995)
53. Virtually Destroyed (12/10/1995)
54. Home Is Where The Hurt Is (12/17/1995)
55. Never On Sunday (1/7/1996)
56. The Dad Who Came In From The Cold (1/14/1996)
57. Tempus, Anyone? (1/21/1996)
58. I Now Pronounce You… (2/11/1996)
59. Double Jeopardy (2/18/1996)
60. Seconds (2/25/1996)
61. Forget Me Not (3/10/1996)
62. Oedipus Wrecks (3/24/1996)
63. It’s A Small World After All (4/28/1996)
64. Through A Glass, Darkly (5/5/1996)
65. Big Girls Don’t Fly (5/12/1996)


The Fourth Season

66. Lord Of The Flys (9/22/1996)
67. Battleground Earth (9/29/1996)
68. Swear To God, This Time We’re Not Kidding (10/6/1996)
69. Soulmates (10/13/1996)
70. Brutal Youth (10/20/1996)
71. The People vs Lois Lane (11/3/1996)
72. Dead Lois Walking (11/10/1996)
73. Bob And Carol And Lois And Clark (11/17/1996)
74. Ghosts (11/24/1996)
75. Stop The Presses (12/8/1996)
76. Twas The Night Before Mxymas (12/15/1996)
77. Lethal Weapon (1/5/1997)
78. Sex, Lies, And Videotape (1/19/1997)
79. Meet John Doe (3/2/1997)
80. Lois And Clarks (3/9/1997)
81. AKA Superman (3/16/1997)
82. Faster Than A Speeding Vixen (4/12/1997)
83. Shadow Of A Doubt (4/19/1997)
84. Voice From The Past (4/26/1997)
85. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (5/31/1997)
86. Toy Story (6/7/1997)
87. The Family Hour (6/14/1997)



At the end of the first season, Lois almost married Lex Luthor, only calling the marriage off at the altar. Then Lex Luthor died, only to return halfway through the next season and even more determined to defeat Superman who he blamed for his losing Lois.

Another difference between this Superman TV show and others is that Lois Lane does eventually figure out that Clark Kent is Superman’s secret identity.

In 1995, Clark proposed marriage to Lois and she accepted. The marriage almost took place but then Superman decided to marry Zara, a young woman from his home planet Krypton. That doesn’t happen either though and eventually Lois and Clark get it together and even discuss having a baby together by the final episodes of the TV show.

You may also want to check out these other “Super” TV series’ pages: “The Adventures of Superman (1951)”, “Superboy (1988)”, and “Smallville (2001)”.




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