WWE Superstars, or simply Superstars, is a professional wrestling television program produced by WWE that
originally aired on WGN America in the United States and later broadcast on the WWE Network. It debuted on April 16,
2009 and ended its domestic broadcasting on April 7, 2011. After the final domestic TV broadcast, the show moved to an
Internet broadcast format while maintaining a traditional television broadcast in international markets. The show
featured mid-to-low card WWE Superstars in a format similar to the former shows Heat and Velocity. which served the same
purpose. "Enhancement talent" bouts also happened often. Big names such as John Cena, Randy Orton, and Triple H appeared
on the show at its beginning.
On December 19, 2008, WWE and WGN America announced an agreement to create a new weekly, one-hour prime time series entitled WWE Superstars that was to debut in April 2009. Sunday on WGN America. Until early 2010, the replay also aired on WGN-TV. However, it was removed, hence eliminating distribution of the show from the Canadian fanbase. Superstars had its debut show on April 16, 2009.
On March 17, 2011, WGN America announced that they would not renew their domestic broadcasts rights to WWE Superstars, and the last episode they would air would be shown on April 7, 2011. Online reports stated that the network did not renew the series because it didn't live up to its expectations. WWE.com aired the show from April 14 to September 22, 2011 and again from October 6, 2011 to September 13, 2012. The show continued to be produced for international broadcasting until November 25, 2016.
On November 28, 2016, it was announced that Superstars had been canceled by WWE and would be replaced on the WWE Network by 205 Live. WWE Main Event would serve as the complementary show featuring Raw and SmackDown talents (and would later replace WWE Superstars for international markets).
Past episodes of WWE Superstars were viewable on the video streaming website Hulu Plus along with episodes of SmackDown and ECW. Select episodes are viewable on the WWE Network.