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Batgirl Joins The Batman

Batgirl and Poison Ivy will join the new season of THE BATMAN, on the Kids WB! Saturday morning lineup this fall. The new season debuts with the introduction of the Caped Crusaders new, unwanted partner-in-crime Batgirl, as well as Batgirls first adversary Poison Ivy.

Batgirls alterego is Barbara Gordon, the teenage daughter of Gotham's Commissioner Gordon, who is a strong-willed, stubborn teen with an ironic wit. Inspired by her first contact with The Batman, she dons cape and cowl to become Batgirl. Her new friend, Pamela Isley, is charming, clever and a quick-tempered schemer, determined to get her environmental messages heard. Pamela becomes Poison Ivy after a tragic accident transforms her into the evil half-human/half-plant, able to control anyone who gets a whiff of her plant pheromone 'spores.'

In 26 new episodes, THE BATMAN continues to explore Batmans story in year three in his mid-twenties, still finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while balancing his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. Living in Gotham, this younger Batman and faces off with familiar foes such as Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat. The war on crime has escalated to the next level with a new arsenal at the Dark Knights disposal, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the Bat-Wave.

In this second season THE BATMAN will face a little competition from Batgirl to protect the citizens of Gotham. She has just swung into town to do her part in keeping the streets safe from the dangerous super villains but is there enough room in Gotham for two Caped Crusaders?

The Batman currently airs at 10:30 am ET/9:30 am PT on Saturday mornings and will go to strip, airing six days a week, Monday-Saturday, in fall 2005 on Kids WB! The action-adventure series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Kids WB! and Cartoon Network.