Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman's first season originally aired between September 12, 1993 and May 8, 1994, beginning with "Pilot".
The series loosely follows the comic philosophy of writer John Byrne, with Clark Kent as the true personality, and Superman as a secondary disguise. As the show's title suggests, it focuses as much on the relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane as on the adventures of Clark's alter-ego. The central characters in season one are Dean Cain as Clark Kent/Superman, Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane, Lane Smith as Perry White, Eddie Jones as Jonathan Kent, K Callan as Martha Kent, Michael Landes as Jimmy Olsen, Tracy Scoggins as Catherine "Cat" Grant and John Shea as Lex Luthor.
The first season was a moderate success, garnering the cast, especially Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain, critical praise for their performances. Lane Smith was a huge success, breathing life and humor into the Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White. John Shea also met with rave reviews over his portrayal of Lex Luthor. Michael Landes' modern-day take on the Jimmy Olsen character gained a cult following, as did Tracy Scoggins' comedic take on Cat Grant, a more recent addition to the Superman mythos at the time. Lex Luthor was killed off in the season finale, after a falling-out between Shea and the producers over the actor's strenuous commute between New York and Los Angeles. No longer a regular cast member, he only reappeared sporadically; once in season two, twice in season three, and once in season four.
Clark Kent works in disguise with fellow newspaper reporters Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen to prevent Lex Luthor and Dr. Antoinette Baines from sabotaging Earth's first orbiting space station.
Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis and in his second try, he gets the job of reporter in the Daily Planet, one of the greatest newspapers in the world. In the work, he meets Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Cat Grant and Lois Lane, a reporter with a strong genius, who doesn't like to work with partners. Perry send Lois and Clark to investigate alleged sabotage of the space program's Space Station Prometheus project. Lois and Clark also meet Lex Luthor, one of the world's richest and dangerous man. Lex is very impressed with Lois' beauty, but Clark feels that Lex is a person that they can't trust. Clark decides to use his powers to save people, then he goes at his parents' home and begins to try some ugly costumes. Finally, the next costume is the familiar blue body suit with red shorts and boots and a red cape. His mom Martha goes under the bed and pulls out a box, from which she removes the red and yellow S-shield that they had found in the ship in which he landed. In the space station, Clark
Lois and Clark battle a military UFO investigator determined to destroy Superman.
The Daily Planet staff is assigned to learn more about Superman. Lex Luthor threatens to cause an endless succession of disasters in Metropolis to prove that Superman can't save everyone simultaneously. To protect innocent lives, Clark vows never to transform into Superman again.
An invisible man terrorizes Metropolis, staging violent robberies and helping vicious criminals escape. Superman must make the invisible visible.
When Lois discovers that her father, Dr. Sam Lane, is helping a corrupt boxing promoter create an army of cybernetic athletes, Superman steps into the boxing ring to defeat the killer robots.
Lois and Clark infiltrate a criminal gang they suspect of setting destructive fires throughout Metropolis.
Lois and Clark save Metropolis from the rule of several children, victims of a chemical experiment to increase their intelligence.
Lois and Clark investigate a strange green crystal found in Clark's hometown that depletes Superman of his powers.
Superman is banished when the citizens of Metropolis blame him for causing abnormally hot temperatures.
When Luthor romantically rejects a jealous chemist, she threatens to spray Metropolis with a new perfume that will free romantic inhibitions.
Lois and Clark pose as a newlywed couple in a luxurious hotel suite to spy on a corrupt congressman and a greedy weapons manufacturer.
After trying to deflect a gigantic meteor on a collision course with Earth, Superman falls back to the planet in a complete state of amnesia.
Lois witnesses the murder of Vincent Winninger, a reclusive scientist who reveals a powerful industrialist's scheme to destroy the Amazon rain forest. Elliot Gould guest stars.
Lois and Clark investigate a world-famous magician whom they suspect of kidnapping the children of Metropolis' wealthiest families.
Lois and Clark help a computer programmer, falsely convicted of murder, combat a software virus that is destroying the nation's computer networks.
After Superman learns that the small globe retrieved from his spacecraft many years ago contains all the secrets of his alien origin, a teenage burglar, Jack Miner, sells it to Luthor.
Lois and Clark investigate a rival newspaper publisher who they suspect is causing tragic accidents so his reporters can be the first to write the stories.
Luthor creates a Superman clone and orders him to destroy the original Superman.
Five terrorists invade the Daily Planet building and search for a gangster's secret vault, while holding the newspaper staff hostage.
Luthor buys the Daily Planet corporation and destroys the building. When Superman is unable to declare his love for Lois, she accepts Luthor's marriage proposal.
Clark, Perry, Jimmy and Jack try to prove Luthor guilty of the Daily Planet arson and prevent his marriage to Lois.