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Show Description

Genre

Superhero
Action/Adventure
Drama
Sci-Fi

Created By

Danny Raymond

Starring(s)

Joe Manganiello
Gary Sinise

Opening Theme

"Beyond the Shadows" by The Hives

No. of Seasons

8

No. of Episodes

177

Production

Running Time

44 minutes

Production Company(s)

Warner Bros. Television
DC Comics

Broadcast

Original Channel

CBS

Original Run

September 2013 - May 2021

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The Shadows of Gotham is a 2013 television series loosely based off the superhero character Batman. It was created by Danny Raymond, a former writer for The X-Files and Heroes. Despite it having multiple characters and settings from the Batman universe, it follows an original storyline. It takes place in Gotham City in the year 2042 and follows Bruce Wayne, a former detective for the GCPD who creates his own vigilante-persona in an attempt to rid Gotham of all its crime and corruption.

The Shadows of Gotham premiered on CBS on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 PM. The show received generally positive reviews upon its premiere. Although critics responded well to its writing and acting, many fans said the show was too distant from the Batman comics and revised multiple things (i.e. Bruce does not wear a bat-suit for most of the series; he also uses guns, something the original Batman never does). Over time however, the show settled in better and actually proved to be a hit for CBS. A spin-off titled Gotham City's Finest premiered in January 2016.

The show ran for eight seasons and one hundred and seventy-seven episodes. It ended on May 21, 2021.

Cast

Main and Recurring

Villains

Synopsis

Season One

Season One begins the story that follows the rise of Bruce Wayne as he leaves the Gotham City Police Department and becomes a vigilante to save the crumbling Gotham City in the year 2042. His first challenge is the criminal mastermind Black Mask; one of his enforcers, Deadshot; and the terrorist Anarky. At the same time Bruce becomes "Gotham City's mysterious hero," his former flame, Silver St. Cloud, returns to her hometown; GCPD detectives James Gordon and Crispus Allen ponder if they should support the rising vigilante; and fellow crime stopper Azrael, whose legacy has faded due to his violent ways of cleaning the streets, offers an alliance with Bruce. It's one action-packed start for The Shadows of Gotham.

Season Two

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Season Three

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Season Four

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Season Six

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Season Seven

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Season Eight

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Series Overview

Season Episodes Timeslot (EST) Premiere Finale
Date Premiere
Viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale
Viewers
(in millions)
1 20
Monday 10/9c
September 23, 2013
12.03
May 26, 2014
13.41
2 22
September 29, 2014
13.26
May 18, 2015
14.59
3 23
Tuesday 9/8c
September 22, 2015
11.73
May 23, 2016
15.35
4 22
September 27, 2016
13.54
May 22, 2017
16.06
5 22
September 26, 2017
14.09
May 28, 2018
18.62
6 21
September 25, 2018
14.98
May 27, 2019
19.83
7 24
September 24, 2019
15.09
May 25, 2020
20.24
8 23
September 15, 2020
14.88
May 24, 2021
21.35

Reception

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Spin-off

Main Article: Gotham City's Finest (TV Series)

Due to the succces of the show, CBS ordered a pilot for a spin-off of The Shadows of Gotham. Although producers were originally thinking of having it set around a character like Red Hood or Catwoman, they decided that setting it around the Gotham City Police Department would be a more original and interesting concept.

On April 13, 2015, CBS officially ordered a first season for Gotham City's Finest for a mid-season debut. The show premiered Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM before moving to its regular timeslot of Sunday at 9:00 PM. It preformed well for its first two seasons before moving to the Friday at 9:00 PM timeslot. After one season in the Friday night death slot, it was renewed for a fourth and final season. The series ended on March 8, 2019.

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