Every Superman TV show ever, ranked from worst to best

We've seen plenty of live-action and animated Superman TV shows, but which one is the most super of them all?

Superman & Lois -- “Complications” -- Image Number: SML311a_0060r -- Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as Superman -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Superman & Lois -- “Complications” -- Image Number: SML311a_0060r -- Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as Superman -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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11. The New Adventures of Superman

It's a bit sad that The New Adventures of Superman has been overlooked by history, because it was technically the first animated series led by the Man of Steel. The groundbreaking Fleischer outings were short films, so that means that the 1966 CBS series has the honor of being Superman's maiden animated show and not enough people talk about that.

It was also the first series from Filmation, who would go on to produce an abundance of animated superhero shows throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s. It was a strong start for them, too, because The Adventures of Superman was an appropriately triumphant outing full of enjoyable adventures.

Yes, it's considerably outdated by today's standards but, at the time, it captured the comic book genre and Superman to perfection.

10. Krypto the Superdog

If you didn't grow up watching Krypto the Superdog, you probably didn't even know it existed. But if you did grow up watching it, then you have probably never been able to remove the ridiculously catchy theme song from your brain in the years since. It's not exactly known for its stunning lyrics, but it's funky I'll tell you that.

Krypto aired on Cartoon Network in March 2005 to commemorate the character's 50th anniversary, but you also might have seen it on The CW's Saturday morning cartoons block. Regardless of where you watched it, if you tuned into this show as a kid, you were guaranteed 22 minutes of pure unadulterated fun.

Krypto the Superdog is one of the most underappreciated aspects of the Superman lore, so it was nice that he got to headline his own animated show. It was so much fun seeing him unite with other heroic animals (such as Ace the Bat-Hound) and even Superman popped up on occasion, too.