"Same Bat time, same Bat Channel..." With all the happiness and goofiness of the original 'Batman' featuring Adam West, it is still many people's favorite superhero show. Well, the reason it got canceled will most likely baffle you for its ridiculousness. In the third season, Eartha Kitt had just signed on to play Catwoman, and things were picking up for the show. However, ABC wanted to cancel the show due do a decrease in ratings. NBC attempted to pull the show out from underneath the waves, but there was a mistake. Someone had completely destroyed the sets. With hundreds of thousands of dollars gone, the show was unable to be brought back to life.