A new TV show from Lost producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach follows a 22-year-old art student named Wendy, who becomes the apprentice to a superhero, whose slogan is "Fighting evil, so you don't have to." The Middleman started life as a Viper Comics series, in which the Middleman fights a "tentacled ass-monster" that threatens to destroy the world. Now it's coming to ABC Family, starring Natalie Morales as Wendy and Matt Kessler as Middleman. More details, after the jump.

In the comic Wendy tries to balance her crime fighting days with a problematic, overly sensitive filmmaker boyfriend (are there any other kind?), a sexy roommate and one freeloading hippie. The Middleman, on the other hand, is 100% hero most of the time, and he's the latest in a long line of Middlemen which Wendy may join after he's gone. Together they battle an interesting mix of villains including Mexican Wrestlers and evil brainiac monkeys. The show will premiere on June 16, 2008. [ABC Family via Comics2film]