“Beware the Batman” is back — well, for one night, at least, and only if you can stay up really late.
According to the fan site WorldsFinestOnline, Cartoon Network will air the final seven episodes of the animated series on Saturday in a marathon running from 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT on its late-night Toonami block.
Abruptly pulled from the cable channel’s Saturday-morning schedule in October 2013, just a little more than three months after its premiere, the CG-animated series stars a younger Bruce Wayne who teams with ex-secret Agent Pennyworth and the swordswoman Katana to fight some of the Dark Knight’s more offbeat rogues. Cartoon Network then announced in April that “Beware the Batman” would join the Toonami lineup.
But WorldsFinest reports Toonami programmers were told Monday that the series “is being financially written off” by the cable channel at the end of the month, so the fan-friendly block opted to air “one last Bat-blowout” before the episodes were no longer available.
Here’s the schedule, along with brief episode synopses:
Beware the Batman “Doppelganger”
Airing at 2:30am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
Batman and Katana encounter a strange Man Bat creature, who is the experimental result of Pyg and Toad’s animal army of mutated humans.
Beware the Batman “Unique”
Airing at 3:00am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
An old friend of Bruce Wayne’s comes to him for help, when her father has been cloned by a mysterious organization to create an army of super soldier manhunters.
Beware the Batman “Hero”
Airing at 3:30am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
Desperate to rid the city of Batman, Harvey Dent allies with Anarky, who recruits a new hero to take Batman’s place… the hired killer Deathstroke.
Beware the Batman “Choices”
Airing at 4:00am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
When Batman and Katana are ambushed in the Gotham subway by Killer Croc, it’s up to Barbara Gordon to save them. Only one problem: Barbara’s on a date.
Beware the Batman “Epitaph”
Airing at 4:30am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
When Bruce Wayne is “assassinated” by Batman, he lets the world think he’s dead and goes in search of the imposter – the Bad Batman.
Beware the Batman “Twist”
Airing at 5:00am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
Batman continues to work in secret to find answers, while Harvey Dent recovers in Gotham Hospital. Blaming Batman for everything, he enacts martial law in Gotham.
Beware the Batman “Alone”
Airing at 5:30am (ET/PT) on September 27th, 2014
When Alfred is taken hostage by Deathstroke in the Batcave, Batman must face him alone. Harvey Dent reveals his true nature as Two-Face.
“Beware the Batman” started life as part of the gone-too-soon DC Nation block of programming along with “Young Justice,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” and a variety of cartoon shorts. The series starred Anthony Ruivivar as Batman, Sumalee Montano as the Dark Knight’s partner Katana, JB Blanc as Alfred and Kurtwood Smith as Jim Gordon and introduced viewers to villains like Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, Magpie and Anarky.
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