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Fall 2013 TV trends: Superpowers

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Here's what you can expect this upcoming seasonBy Michaela SinclairSpecial to MSN TVIn part seven of our 10-part series on this fall's TV trends, we look at how the networks are trying their hand at bringing superheroes back to the small screen. Color television in the 1950s graced us with a blue Spandex-wearing George Reeves on "The Adventures of Superman," and subsequently led to "Batman," "The Incredible Hulk," "Wonder Woman" and even "Super Boy" adaptations for the small screen. Within the past decade, our deep love for superheroes has been measured in the amount of dollars generated at the box office from the "Batman," "Iron Man" and "Spider-Man" franchises. It's enough to make a supervillain like Lex Luthor jealous!However, it's been obvious that without a super-sized blockbuster budget, superhero stories haven't been as successful on television. "The Adventures of Lois and Clark," starring Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain, was more of a romantic comedy than a retelling of the Man of Steel's story, and the X-Men-inspired series "Heroes" started off with a bang but ended with a fizzle. "Birds of Prey" was more like bird poop, and don't forget about ratings losers "The Cape" and "No Ordinary Family." Bing: 'Resurrection' | 'Tomorrow People' | 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'What superhero would you like to see on the small screen as a TV series? Tell us at MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter.(ABC/CW/ABC)
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