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Powerless: DC Releases Unaired Episode Featuring Adam West

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Powerless: DC Releases Unaired Episode Featuring Adam West

DC Entertainment has released the unaired episode of NBC’s Powerless featuring a guest appearance by Adam West. It’s one of the final roles of the beloved Batman actor, who passed away June 9 at age 88.

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West guest stars as Dean West, chairman of Wayne Industries, who pays a visit to Charm City to deliver some bad news to Wayne Security: They’ve reached a deal to sell the division to corporate rival LexCorp.

The announcement is followed by a clever nod to the 1966 Batman TV series, as West turns to the camera to ask, in classically alliterative fashion, “Will this rag-tag band of plucky performers keep their precious positions, or will they be thrown to the wolves? Find out next week!”

Set within the DC Universe, Powerless was a workplace comedy about Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) and her colleagues at Wayne Security, a division of Wayne Industries devoted to developing products to protect everyday citizens in a world populated by superheroes and supervillains. NBC abruptly pulled the struggling sitcom from its schedule in late March before officially canceling the show last month.

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At the time of its cancellation, two Powerless episodes remained unaired, “Win, Luthor, Draw,” guest-starring West, and the season — or, ultimately, series — finale “Van of the Year.” According to DC, the West episode will be available for streaming only for a limited time.

Representatives of DC Entertainment, including President Diane Nelson and Co-Publisher Jim Lee, were among those who gathered Thursday night in Los Angeles for a tribute to West, during which the Bat-Signal was shone on City Hall.

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