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“Supergirl” Time Slot, Synopsis Announced. Trailer Debuts

 

 

CBS has released the debut trailer and announced the time slot and synopsis for it’s upcoming adaptation of “Supergirl.”

The show, originally announced last fall, will air Monday nights at 8PM in the time slot once held by “The Big Bang Theory.”

Produced by “Arrow” and “Flash” producer Greg Berlanti, along with Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg, starring Melissa Benoist (“Glee”) as Kara, Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”) as Cat Grant and Mechad Brooks (“True Blood.”) You can read an official plot synopsis for the show below.

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Melissa Benoist as Kara / Supergirl with Mechad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).


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Kevin Michael Rowe is a pop culture "expert" living in Kingston, NY. He is grateful that his wife let him keep his collection of comic books once they were married. His prized possession is a copy of "Howard the Duck" on VHS, even though he no longer owns a VCR.

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