Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that follows Los Angeles Police Department officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed as they ride the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. The series was created by Robert A. Cinader and Jack Webb, the latter of whom created Dragnet, it starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord and purported to realistically capture a typical day in the life of police officers. The show ran from September 21, 1968 through May 20, 1975 and helped to introduce police procedures and jargon to the general public in the United States. Adam-12 featured the year-old LAPD Rampart Division station at 2710 West Temple Street as the setting for the series. However, according to the radio call sign of the unit "1-Adam-12", the patrol area was within the Central Division, which serves Downtown Los Angeles, rather than Rampart. Many of the filming locations were in the San Fernando Valley, the garage used tow trucks from the North Hollywood Division, close to Universal Studios, which co-produced the show with Mark VII Limited.
The Temple Street building was closed in 2008, as a newer and larger station now houses the Rampart Division. The designation "1-Adam-12" is a combination of three elements; the first element indicates the unit's LAPD division. The second element indicates the type of unit; the third element identifies the patrol car's number. The one in 1-Adam-12 means the patrol car operates in Division 1. LAPD assigns two-person units the letter "A". In the LAPD phonetic alphabet, the letter "A" is spoken as "Adam"; the third element is the last two numbers of the patrol car's full unit number. In the program, 1-Adam-12 operated in the Rampart Division, Division 2, not the Central Division, Division 1, meaning the unit's call sign should have technically been 2-Adam-12. There was never an actual patrol car with the call sign of 1-Adam-12. Adam-12 was a realistic police drama which followed two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department: veteran Police Officer II Pete Malloy, Badge 744, his rookie partner, probationary Police Officer I Jim Reed, Badge 2430.
Each episode of the series was based on actual cases, with names changed to protect the innocent, covered a variety of incidents that the officers encountered during a shift, from the tragic to the trivial. The series' first episode was filmed in September 1967, a year, it was directed by Jack Webb. In episode 1, Reed is less than a week out of the prestigious Los Angeles Police Academy and is eager to begin his career. Three weeks earlier, Malloy's patrol partner and friend had been killed apprehending an armed robbery suspect. Watch commander Lieutenant Moore was Malloy's first training officer seven years earlier, he assigns Malloy to take Reed the rookie out for his first patrol on Malloy's final shift. Reed shows tremendous potential on his first night on the job, but Malloy realizes that his new partner has plenty to learn, the veteran officer decides to stay on the job and guide Reed during his nine-month probationary period. Reed's probationary period is played out during the first and second seasons, after which he is promoted to a full officer.
Reed and Malloy remain partners. In seasons and Reed began patrolling other beats of Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles International Airport, the Los Angeles Harbor, the Foothill District, the West Valley area, Van Nuys, Hollywood and North Hollywood. Several episodes featured the officers working with other rookie officers, with guest actors playing these one-time characters; some episodes had Reed serving as the training officer, whereas Malloy had been promoted to the rank of a Senior Lead Officer who coordinates patrols in many neighborhoods and works as the acting shift supervisor. Malloy displays a "Distinguished Expert" shooting medal, Reed displays a "Sharpshooter" medal. Malloy and Reed reported to Shift Supervisor William "Mac" MacDonald, who took a black-and-white command cruiser with the call sign 1-L-20 into the field. Reed once questioned why Malloy had not taken the sergeant's exam, as he would have rated higher than Mac did. Malloy related. Malloy showed he could supervise when Mac was ill, Malloy filled in.
Several of their fellow officers were recurring characters. Shaaron Claridge was a dispatcher for the LAPD in real life; the personal lives of Malloy and Reed were always tied in to their duties. Malloy is a bachelor who has at least two girlfriends during the course of the series, while Reed is married to a woman named Jean; the police vehicles were central characters in that "mobile patrol units associated with the black and white units made famous in such television shows as Adam-12". It was one of the shows that portrayed "the professionalism of the officers and police departments". Ronald Wayne Rodman pointed out that the theme of Adam-12 referred to a "military style topic whil
Sand Masters is an American reality-television series that premiered on June 1, 2011 on the Travel Channel. The show follows a team of sand sculptors as they travel to various locales to create elaborate sand structures for their business clients; the first two episodes of the series premiered on June 1, 2011 at 10:00pm, but it was moved to Sundays at 7:00pm EST. Season two aired on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9:00pm EST; the show was canceled after Season 2. "A team of six talented sand sculptors travel all over the world to create unimaginable, massive masterpieces made from sand. These "Sand Masters" design colossal works of art while battling insurmountable challenges—unpredictable weather, wildly ambitious designs and overly demanding business clients." The series intro is narrated by Rusty Croft. The first series intro, set to Mr. Sandman: Second season intro: Rusty Croft - Team leader and sand sculptor planner/all around designer. Kirk Rademaker - Designs abstract, mechanical pieces in the sand with his over-the-top style.
Sue McGrew - Sculpting figures in the sand is her specialty with her organic, flowing feminine style. Morgan Rudluff - Great at carving logos and banners out of sand. Matt Long - sand sculptor from New York, great at carving figures and fine details. Andy Gertler - Architectural designs, great at carving buildings and structures. Chris Guinto - A 10 year sand sculptor specializing in marine life and all kinds of animals, he wrestles crocodiles and alligators for a living. Note: Crew members not listed in production infobox above. Co-Executive Producers - Ross Kaiman, Aaron Fishman VP Finance & Operations - Frances Fleming Line Producer - Laura Sweet Supervising Post Producer - Steve Durgin Story Producers - Ali Zubik, Graham Hughes, Eric Smith, Kim Devore, Matt Pella Segment Producer - Angela Shin Associate Producers - Derek Helwig, Jason Wright Field Production Coordinator - Alex Fleming Office Production Coordinator - Daniel Meincke Executive Assistant - Jennifer Corley Camera - Jonathan Wenstrup, Vanessa Joy Smith Director of Post Production - Doug Levy Post Production Supervisor - Stuart Otroshkin Post Production Coordinator - Doug Sanford Sand Masters on IMDb Sand Masters at TheTVDB Sand Masters at TV Guide http://www.tvtango.com/series/sand_masters
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling under his production company Spelling Television. The series ran for ten seasons on Fox from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, is the longest-running show produced by Spelling, it is the first of five television series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and follows the lives of a group of friends living in the upscale and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California, as they transition from high school to college and into the adult world. "90210" refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes. The initial premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh experienced when they and their parents and Cindy, moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Beverly Hills. In addition to chronicling the characters' friendships and romantic relationships, the show addressed topical issues such as sex, date rape, animal rights, drug abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, racism, teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, AIDS.
After poor ratings during its first season, the series gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when Fox aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. Viewership increased and 90210 became one of Fox's top shows when it returned that fall; the show became a global pop culture phenomenon with its cast members Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, who became teen idols. The show is credited with creating or popularizing the teen soap genre that many other successful television shows followed in the years to come; the show had many cast changes. On February 27, 2019, it was announced that a six-episode revival has been ordered by Fox and that the show would be titled 90210; the series begins with the introduction of the Walsh family—Jim, Cindy and Brenda—who have moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California as a result of Jim's job promotion. In the first episode and Brenda begin attending West Beverly Hills High School, where they befriend several classmates: the self-centered and promiscuous Kelly Taylor and spoiled Steve Sanders and driven Andrea Zuckerman and virtuous Donna Martin, brooding loner Dylan McKay, younger and naive students David Silver and Scott Scanlon.
The show follows the siblings as they bear witness and take part in the dramatic lives that their wealthy and privileged peers lead. Cast Notes Originally pitched as Beverly Hills High to Fox Chairman Peter Chernin, the show was chosen over a TV adaptation of the 1988 movie Heathers. Torand Productions was used by the production company for several seasons on the show. "Torand" is derived from the first several letters of Aaron Spelling's first and second children and Randy. Tentative titles for the show included Class of Beverly Hills; the show's episodes were issue-based until the producers decided it should become a teen soap opera. In the first season, the teenage characters were said to be in the eleventh grade, but due to the success of the show, their ages were retconned to be one year younger in the second season, making them tenth graders in the first. Jennie Garth had to audition five times for the role of Kelly Taylor and was the first to be cast on the show. Gabrielle Carteris felt.
She first auditioned for Brenda because she thought that being a real-life twin would help her chances, but the producers felt that she would be better for the part of Andrea. When Tori Spelling auditioned for the show, she used the name Tori Mitchell and auditioned for the role of Kelly Taylor, but she was recognized and was instead cast as Donna Martin. Tori Spelling brought Shannen Doherty to her father's attention after seeing Doherty's movie Heathers and being impressed with her performance. Lyman Ward was cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot but was replaced by James Eckhouse, Ward's scenes were cut and re-shot with Eckhouse. Kristin Dattilo was up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but she turned it down, she guest starred as Melissa Coolidge in an episode of the first season. Additionally, Luke Perry had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but the role went to Ian Ziering before Perry was cast as Dylan McKay. Perry's character was not an original cast member of the show, he was first featured in the show's second episode.
He was intended to only appear in one story arc, for one or two episodes. Fox was reluctant to have him included as a regular, but Aaron Spelling felt differently and gave Perry a bigger role during the first two years until the network was won over. In the first season, when Donna tries out for school D. J. she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the rest of the show, her name is Donna Martin. In addition, in the first season Donna's mother was named Nancy Martin and played by actress Jordana Capra; when she was reintroduced in season two, she was named Felice Martin and was played by actress Katherine Cannon. In the pilot episode, the role of Jackie Taylor was first played by Pamela Galloway and by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series. Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role; the series was produced in Van Nuys, Los An
Cannon (TV series)
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from 1971 to 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad. Cannon is the first Quinn Martin series to be aired on a network other than ABC. A "revival" television film, The Return of Frank Cannon, was aired on November 1, 1980. In total, there were 122 episodes plus the series two-hour pilot and the television film, The Return of Frank Cannon; the plots in the episodes revolved around Cannon solving a crime. Cannon's clients in the series varied and the variation in clients led to considerable variation in the formats of the episodes. In a number of early episodes Cannon is hired by an insurance company who wants him to investigate a loss. Other episodes involved Cannon being hired by a police detective, a former lover, by a parent concerned about a child, or by a child concerned about a parent. In some episodes Cannon is hired by someone being threatened.
There are episodes in which Cannon is forced to get involved in order to exonerate himself. Series star William Conrad was nominated for an Emmy Award in both 1973 and 1974, but Richard Thomas won for The Waltons and in 1974 Telly Savalas won for Kojak. In the first season, Martin Sheen appeared twice as ex-policeman Jerry Warton, but the character did not extend beyond the first year—in fact, in the third season, Sheen guest starred as a lawyer who murdered Cannon's client. Other guest stars included: Willie Aames, Sharon Acker, Lou Antonio, Anne Baxter, Alan Bergmann, Whitney Blake, Whit Bissell, Lloyd Bochner, Sorrell Booke, Antoinette Bower, Brooke Bundy, Ahna Capri, Cathy Lee Crosby, William Daniels, Burr DeBenning, Severn Darden, Micky Dolenz, Dennis Dugan, Andrew Duggan, Shelley Duvall, Dana Elcar, Jason Evers, Mike Farrell, Joan Fontaine, Bert Freed, Leif Garrett, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Dabbs Greer, Clu Gulager, Peter Haskell, Mark Hamill, Robert Hays, David Hedison, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. Kim Hunter, David Janssen, Claudia Jennings, L. Q.
Jones, Kate Keenan, Dan Kemp, Tom Kennedy, Sondra Locke, Robert Loggia, Tina Louise, Barbara Luna, George Maharis, Robert Mandan, Nora Marlowe, Ralph Meeker, Vera Miles, Donna Mills, Leslie Nielsen, Nick Nolte, Sheree North, Lee Paul, Steve Pendleton, John M. Pickard, Stefanie Powers, Judson Pratt, Denver Pyle, Eldon Quick, Dack Rambo, Wayne Rogers, John Rubinstein, Roy Scheider, Tom Skerritt, Peter Strauss, Vic Tayback, Malachi Throne, Ronne Troup, Joan Van Ark, Vincent Van Patten, John Vernon, Jessica Walter, Jess Walton, Cindy Williams, William Windom, Dana Wynter, Anthony Zerbe. In an era before cell phone use, Cannon was using a "mobile phone" in his car, rare at the time. Cannon would begin by asking the mobile operator to dial a call for him. Phones of this type were precursors to modern cell phones; the phone prop itself, in his car, was a Motorola brand MTS mobile phone. Paul Drake had a car phone beginning in the 1959 season of "Perry Mason". Amazingly enough, Perry Mason never had a car phone.
Frank Cannon met Barnaby Jones, an aging veteran private investigator who had retired and turned over his agency to his son, when Hal is killed. With the aid of Cannon and Hal's widow, Betty Jones, he hunts down Hal's killer. Afterwards, Jones decides to come out of retirement; the premiere episode of Barnaby Jones, "Requiem for a Son" was planned as a second-season Cannon episode, but when Barnaby Jones was sold as a separate series the script was reworked into the premiere of that series. William Conrad appeared as a special guest star. There was a second "crossover" between the series; the first part of the two-part episode, "The Deadly Conspiracy", was aired as the second episode of the fifth season of Cannon on September 17, 1975. Notably, in its final season, Cannon featured LGBT characters in two episodes, "Point after Death" and "Bloodlines". CBS DVD has released the first two seasons of Cannon on DVD in Region 1. Season 3 was released on January 2013, via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program.
This is a manufacture-on-demand release, available through Amazon.com. On May 4, 2015, it was announced that Visual Entertainment had acquired the rights to the series in Region 1, they subsequently released Cannon - The Complete Collection on September 2, 2015. On March 18, 2016, VEI re-released the first season on DVD and on April 1, 2016, they re-released the second season. In Region 4, Shock Entertainment has released the first two seasons on DVD in Australia. Cannon received three Emmy Award nominations, for Outstanding Drama Series in 1973 and for William Conrad as Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1973 and 1974; the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Cannon for three Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series - Drama in 1974 and for William Conrad in 1972 and 1973 as Best Actor in a Drama Television Series. A series of nine tie-in novels were published in the 1970s by Lancer/Magnum in the United States and Triphammer/Corgi in the United Kingdom. Murder by Gemini by Richard Gallagher The Stewardess Strangler by Richard Gallagher The Golden Bullet by Paul Denver The Deadly Chance by Paul Denver I've Got You Covered by Paul Denver The Falling Blonde by Paul Denver It's Lonely on the Sidewalk by Paul Denver Farewell, Little Sister by Douglas Enefer Shoot-Out! by Douglas Enefer In an episode of his Thames Television series, British comedian Benny Hill parodied 1970s American detective series.
In the skit, Hill played several staple char
The Big Valley
The Big Valley is an American Western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965 to May 19, 1969, starring Barbara Stanwyck as the widow of a wealthy 19th-century California rancher and Richard Long, Lee Majors, Peter Breck and Linda Evans as her family. The series was created by A. I. Bezzerides and Louis F. produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television. The TV series was based loosely on the Hill Ranch, located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton; the Hill Ranch existed from 1855 until 1931, included 30,000 acres, the Mokelumne River ran through it. The source is from an episode in which Heath is on trial in a ghost town with another man and tells the judge how much land they have. Lawson Hill ran the ranch until he was murdered in 1861, his wife Euphemia became the matriarch. During their marriage, they had one daughter and three sons. Today, the location of the ranch is covered by the waters of Camanche Reservoir. A California state historical marker standing at Camanche South Shore Park mentions the historic ranch.
In the first episode, titled "Palms of Glory", the grave of Thomas Barkley is shown after it is commented that he fought the railroad six years ago. In the same episode, Frank Braun reminds Nicholas and Eugene Barkley about how "Six years ago, your daddy and mine fought and died for this" indicating the year is 1876; the episode "The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner" gives conflicting information. Audra states that her father died six years ago which would per "Palms of Glory" would point to 1876, but Jubal seems to imply that he has been gone 30 years since his wife Margaret Tanner's death, her grave marker showing that she had died in 1854 which would put the year around 1884. In the second season episode "Hide the Children", Nick Barkley makes reference that President Ulysses Simpson Grant is in the White House. Grant's term of office was from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877. In the fourth and final season episode "They Called Her Delilah", the telegram Jarrod received from Julia dated April 27, 1878 can be seen on screen.
The "The Long Ride" In season four episode, in which a friend of Audra Barkley was killed, a newly dug grave has a marker with the year 1878. In the fourth season episode "The Prize", Heath buries the wife of an outlaw, adding a grave marker dated May 5, 1878. So while the majority of episodes that give dates point to the late 1870s there are irregularities preventing that being stated definitively. In the episode "The Jonah" aired in 1968, the band at a town dance can be heard playing Johann Strauss II's "Emperor Waltz" or "Kaiser-Walzer"; the waltz was first performed in Berlin on 21 October 1889 which, by the time it would have reached the American West, would indicate a time period of 1890 or later. However since that seems to be much than other historical references in the show, it may well have been a simple production mistake. Victoria Barkley, portrayed by Barbara Stanwyck, was the widow of Thomas Barkley, she was the head of the wealthy, influential Barkley family who lived in 19th century Stockton in California's Central Valley.
She was the main character of the series. Victoria Barkley was the head of the Barkley ranch. In fact, Stanwyck's refusal to portray Barkley as fragile was controversial at the time. Barkley's husband Tom had been killed six years before the beginning of the series. Victoria Barkley loved and was proud of all her children, including her late husband's illegitimate son Heath, whom she would refer to as "my son". Stanwyck, who went from the refined, elegant lady of the manor to a jean-clad cowgirl as tough as any cowboy, appeared in the most episodes for a total of 103 of the 112 episodes, her episodes were surprisingly hard hitting, seeing her character either locked away in a lunatic asylum to prevent her testifying as eyewitness at a murder trial, taken prisoner in a prison wagon to replace a dead female convict, impersonating a thief in order to go undercover at a women's prison to report on conditions there, or trapped underground following a cave-in. Jarrod Thomas Barkley, the eldest son, was a respected attorney at law.
Richard Long played the role of the educated and calmer of the Barkley sons who handled all of the family's legal and business affairs. While Jarrod, a skilled lawyer, preferred the law to settle disputes, he was known to resort to frontier justice and violence when necessary, he was married in one episode only to see his new wife murdered with a bullet intended for him. An enraged Jarrod lost his calm and genteel mannerisms relentlessly tracked down the killer, he was in the midst of killing him with his bare hands before he was stopped by Heath. Jarrod was a veteran of the American Civil War, he served as a Cavalry officer in the Union Army. He commanded a cavalry troop of black soldiers as referenced in the episode "The Buffalo Man." Long appeared in 96 of the 112 episodes. Nicholas "Nick" Jonathan Barkley, the hot-tempered younger son, was portrayed by Peter Breck. Nick managed the family ranch, he wore a black leather vest, large black hat and black leather gloves, was distinguished by his brawling ways and loud demeanor.
Nick had served as a soldier in combat in the Union Army during the Civil War as referenced in the episode "Forty Rifles." He was always ready for a fight, at times would fight with his brothers as well. Underneath his gruff exterior, he was fun-loving, had a great sense of humor, was warm and loved his family deeply. Breck appeared in 101 of the 112 episodes. Audra Barkley, played by Linda Evans, was Victoria's only
Batman (TV series)
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City from a variety of arch villains, it is known for its camp style, upbeat theme music, its intentionally humorous, simplistic morality. This included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, drinking milk, it was described by executive producer William Dozier as the only situation comedy on the air without a laugh track. The 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third. In 2016, television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz ranked Batman as the 82nd greatest American television show of all time; the series focused on the adventures of Robin. Although the lives of their alter-egos, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson were shown, it was only in the context of their being called away on superhero business, or in circumstances where they needed to employ their public identities to assist in their crime-fighting.
The "Dynamic Duo" come to the aid of the Gotham City Police upon the latter being stumped by a supervillain. Throughout each episode and Robin have to follow a series of wildly improbable clues to discover the supervillain's plan figure out how to thwart that plan and capture the criminal. For the first two seasons, Batman aired twice a week on consecutive nights; every story is a two-parter, except for two three-parters featuring villainous team ups in the second season. The titles of each multi-part story rhymed. For the third season, which aired one episode a week, most episodes were self-contained stories. However, each episode would end with a teaser featuring the next episode's guest villain; the cliffhangers between multiple-parters consisted of the supervillain holding someone captive the Dynamic Duo, with the captives being threatened with some elaborate and gruesome – if unlikely – death. This would be resolved early in the follow-up episode. Ostensibly a crime series, the style of the show was in fact tongue-in-cheek.
It was a true situation comedy, in that situations were exaggerated and were played for laughs. This increased as the seasons progressed, with the addition of greater absurdity; the characters, always took the absurd situations seriously – which added to the comedy. Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman: A millionaire whose parents were murdered by criminals, he now secretly uses his vast fortune to fight crime as Batman. Producer William Dozier cast Adam West in the role after seeing him perform as the James Bond-like spy Captain Q in a Nestlé Quik television ad. Lyle Waggoner had screen-tested for the role, though West won out because, it was said, he was the only person who could deliver the hilarious lines with a straight face. West voiced an animated version of the title character on The New Adventures of Batman and well as Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin: Batman's faithful partner and "Boy Wonder", a high school student noted for his recurring interjections in the form of "Holy ________, Batman!"
Ward voiced an animated version of this character on The New Adventures of Batman. Alan Napier as Alfred Pennyworth: Batman's loyal butler and Batgirl's discreet confidant, he is the only person who knows the true identities of Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon. Neil Hamilton as Commissioner James Gordon: The Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department and one of Batman's two major police contacts, he summons the Dynamic Duo via the Bat Signal. Stafford Repp as Chief Miles Clancy O'Hara: Gotham City's Chief of Police, Batman's other major police contact; the character was created by Semple for the series, as someone for Gordon to talk to, briefly added to the comics. Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper: Dick Grayson's maternal aunt, she first appeared in the comics, two years before the series premiered, to give Bruce and Dick a reason to be secretive about their dual identities. Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl: Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Gotham City librarian and crime fighting partner for Batman and Robin for the third season.
This threesome was nicknamed the "Terrific Trio". William Dozier – Executive producer and narrator. According to Adam West's memoir, Back to the Batcave, his first exposure to the series concept was through reading a sample script in which Batman enters a nightclub in his complete costume and requests a booth near the wall, as he "shouldn't wish to attract attention", it was the scrupulously formal dialogue, the way that Batman earnestly believed he could avoid standing out while wearing a skintight blue-and-grey costume, that convinced West of the character's comic potential. With the death of Adam West on June 9, 2017, Burt Ward is now the only surviving main Batman cast member. Today, John Julie Newmar are the only surviving cast villains. In the early 1960s, Ed Graham Productions optioned the television rights to the comic strip Batman and planned a straightforward juvenile adventure show, much like Adventures of Superman and The Lone Ranger, to air on CBS on Sat