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Original ‘Batman’ Series Returns in Spanish

TeleXitos Acquires the Rights to the Iconic 1960's Half-Hour

TeleXitos, a multicast channel for Spanish-language viewers focused on programming of an action adventure nature, has acquired the rights to air the iconic ABC 1966-68 half-hour series “Batman.” Viewers in the United States will now be able to watch all 120-episodes in Spanish and without subtitles. TeleXitos will kick-off the “Batman” series premiere with a weekend marathon that will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.

Campy “Batman,” a thrill for youngers and pure comedy for adults, is remembered for The Riddler (Frank Gorshin, John Astin), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and Catwoman (Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt — Lee Meriwether was in the theatrical) stirring up trouble in Gotham City. Apparently, jail sentences were very short. But there were actually over 30 villains, in total, battling Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) including Archer, The Black Widow, Bookworm, Nora Clavical, Colonel Gumm, Clock King, Egghead and Olga, False Face, Mr. Freeze, King Tut, Lord Flogg and Lady Penelope Peasoup, Lola Lasagne, Louie the Lilac, The Mad Hatter, Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, Minerva, The Minstrel, Sandman, Shame and Calamity Jan, Siren, and Zelda the Great.

To commemorate TeleXitos’ debut of “Batman” and celebrate DC Comics’ “Batman Day 2016” tomorrow, the network will also offer viewers an opportunity to access special “Batman”-themed trivia in Spanish on its digital and social media platforms. Viewers can visit TeleXitos.com, as well as the network’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/TeleXitos or its Twitter page at @TeleXitos and use the hashtag #BatmanEnTeleXitos, to access the specially-curated digital content.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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