Saturday, March 14, 2015

Holy Cancellation Batman!

"Batman" aired its last episode on March 14, 1968.
March 14, 1968
It was a sad day for Bat-fans across America on this day in 1968. The Batman TV series aired its last episode after just three seasons. The show was considered "the biggest TV phenomenon of the mid-1960s" when it began in 1966 featuring two back-to-back episodes, (part 1 and part 2) from 7:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Wednesday’s broadcast featured a cliffhanger ending. The show was popular with fans and stars alike. However, by the end of the second season, ratings for the show began to drop and so did the show’s budget. The two part format was eliminated and became just one half hour broadcast. The sets became more cartoon-like and the storylines became extra-silly. The highlight of the third season though was the addition of Batgirl, but not enough to garner a fourth season.

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