Premiering September 23rd, 2000, Static Shock became a bigger hit as it continued on through its second, third and fourth seasons. Featuring a strong cast of characters and stories that ranged from real-life issues to just general super-hero mayhem, Static Shock packed a lot into its run of fifty-two episodes.
The show was from the Milestone (Published by DC Comics) comic book of the same name. Created by Dwayne McDuffie, Static was retooled from his older comic counterpart to a teenager. Characters from the comic regularly appeared and throughout its four seasons, various DC super hero guest stars, from Batman to Green Lantern, appeared on the show as well.
With it's many real-life guest stars (ranging from Shaq to Lil' Romeo), Static Shock had a strong fan following. The fans continued to watch the show, which was apparent; it had strong ratings on its original home of Kids WB! and again on Cartoon Network, Static Shock has stuck around in popularity for the half-a-decade it’s been on-air.
Despite the shows continually high ratings, the show was kept alive for only four seasons, eventually having production cease when funds were depleted. With no income from licensing and marketing deals (Sub Way was the only restaurant chain that carried a Static Shock promotion), the show wouldn’t outlast the usual run of fifty-two episodes, despite the network being continually pleased with it's performance and doing all they could to keep it alive as long as they did.
The show received six nominations, two of which it won in “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition” and the Humanitas Prize for the “Children's Animation Category.”