Haim Saban's continued attempts to expand his "universe", using footage imported from Japan with new American actors and scripts, saw a 2nd series added to Fox's lineup in the fall of 1996.
Big Bad Beetleborgs tells the story of three comics geeks (2 boys and a girl) who accidentally free a phantasm from a pipe organ in an old, supposedly haunted mansion. The ghost, Flabber, grants them one wish, that they could become their favorite comic book heroes. Get the idea?
Otherwise, it's a by-the-numbers Saban series, as the kids battle monsters on a regular basis. Beetleborgs aired as much as six days a week, as Fox burned the show a little too quickly. In the second season, the title was changed to Beetleborgs Metallix as the kids' powers and costumes changed. Unlike the Power Ranger franchise, however, Fox's overplaying of the show left it to end with a cliffhanger after the 2nd and final season. 88 episodes were aired over 2 seasons (1996-8).
Following is the first season intro:
One minor casting change between seasons, with the departure of Shannon Chandler, created an awkward situation that ultimately proved costly.