Are you a fan of Cartoon Network’s latest Batman series Beware the Batman? If so, listen up. First, let me apologize because you are getting royally screwed. I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard good things about it. Cartoon Network, however, seems increasingly unable to tell the good from the bad these days. The complete and utter lack of respect it showed for shows like Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series was staggering. The shows were brilliant and told smart, mature, and emotional stories. And both series were treated abhorrently. And Beware the Batman appears to be suffering the same fate.
Pulled from the air without explanation back in October after just eleven episodes, Beware the Batman will reportedly see the final fifteen episodes of the 26-episode first season aired on Cartoon Network…with a big stupid catch. The episodes, which are set to air beginning in May, will be placed in the final hour of the “Toonami” programming block. Which is to say, 3am EST/PST on Sundays. I literally can’t imagine a worse possible timeslot. All outward appearances suggest that the network is simply trying to get the episodes out with little regard for actual ratings. This attitude certainly doesn’t bode well for the series, which is unsurprisingly absent from the 2014-2015 schedule. But don’t worry, because they renewed Teen Titans Go!…for some reason.
Beware the Batman will begin airing on May 11 at 3am EST/PST with new episodes starting around the end of July.