Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

1993 TV-PG 4 seasons

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

1993 TV-PG 4 seasons
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As reporters for the Daily Planet, Clark Kent and Lois Lane spend a good deal of time together. While Clark has always adored Lois, her own affections are plainly focused on Clark's alter-ego in this slightly campy update on the Superman story.
Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Eddie Jones, K Callan, Michael Landes, Justin Whalin, Tracy Scoggins, John Shea
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (1993) - 6 discs

Superman, schmuperman -- this take on the Man of Steel's adventures is all about Clark Kent. Dean Cain dons Kent's trademark glasses to play the intrepid Daily Planet investigative reporter alongside a feisty Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane. Together, the pair gets into the kind of jams that only Superman can solve. Along for the ride are editor Perry White (Lane Smith), eager photographer Jimmy Olsen and nefarious villain Lex Luthor (John Shea).
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that newcomers to Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will find the show a little campy, thanks to some corny plots and the passage of nearly two decades since its start, but overall it's fine to share this fun series with older tweens. Expect a lot of peril and violence -- mostly in the form of clashes with supervillains or human catastrophes like fires and explosions -- as well as storylines that touch on murder, kidnapping, and other potentially worrisome topics. Language is minimal, and sexual content is light compared to that of today's prime time options.

Sexual Content

Sometimes women use their appeal to distract or influence men, and there are some mild implications of sexuality. A developing romance between Lois and Clark is central to the show's plot and its appeal, but by today's standards, their relationship is notably un-sexy. On Lois's side, there's more banter than flirting, at least in the beginning stages. Clark makes some obvious attempts to turn her head, but they're all very modest. Later episodes see their relationship develop, so there's some physical closeness (kissing, hugging) but still no sex.


Peril and mayhem plague the citizens of Metropolis, from gas leaks and traffic accidents to building fires and explosions. Hostage situations, murder (bodies are shown but not the act itself), fistfights, weapon use (guns, knives, etc.) exist as well, but the violence isn't gratuitous. Predictably, the heroes always manage to emerge unscathed, but some bystanders aren't as lucky.


"Damn" and "hell" occasionally.

Social Behavior

Strong family relationships and self-esteem play a role in the show as they relate to Clark's attempts to maintain his dual identity. Good and evil are clearly defined, even when the villains' true intentions aren't apparent to everyone.


The series is based on the Superman comics and character, which have spawned multiple movies and TV shows.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink wine and champagne in social settings and at meals, but it rarely plays a major part in the story.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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