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by Monkey Man » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:35 pm

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Started 26th October 2015 in the US. Sky 1 acquired the UK rights and started on Oct 29th. Renewed for Season 2 which started in the US on 10th October & 24th October on Sky 1. Renewed for Season 3.

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”).

http://www.cbs.com/shows/supergirl/
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Cast - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4016454/

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MELISSA BENOIST AS KARA AKA SUPERGIRL.

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MEHCAD BROOKS AS JIMMY OLSEN.

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CHYLER LEIGH AS ALEX DANVERS.

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DAVID HAREWOOD AS HANK HENSHAW.

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JEREMY JORDAN AS WINN SCHOTT.

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CALISTA FLOCKHART AS CAT GRANT.

Reviews of Season 1

Hitflix - B+

But Benoist is appealing enough, and the action sequences impressive enough, that the show gets away with the lack of subtlety. It's a competent superhero show made by people who've been doing this a while (even though Adler's new to the DC TV universe, she wrote for "Chuck" and co-created "No Ordinary Family" with Berlanti) and have gotten better at it with each new stage of things.

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... cbs-series

TVLine - B+

The good news is that Benoist, just as fellow Glee alum Grant Gustin did with The Flash, inhabits Kara Zor-El/Danvers with a contagious exuberance, once she has cause to let fly with her powers in the course of saving a crashing airplane. The Gustin comparison is important, because two years ago there were those who stomped feet and deemed him “wrong for the part” (based on this, that or the other superficial thing) — but when he made his debut, they were proven wrong in a… jiffy.

http://tvline.com/2015/10/23/supergirl- ... noist-cbs/

Washington Post - A-

Supergirl is a cheerful and spot-on adaptation, skillfully accomplishing the difficult task of making a corny comic-book story seem not only believable but also welcoming to those who’ve tired (or never enjoyed) the genre.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... #supergirl

Boston Herald - A-

Benoist is just so winning in this role.... As he did with CW’s “Arrow” and “Flash,” executive producer Greg Berlanti has managed to take a familiar superhero story and spin it into a TV show readers and new­comers can love.

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainme ... mply_super

AV Club - B

But even if it’s dangerously overstuffed, and a bit too familiar in places, the Supergirl pilot still does such a nice job of establishing its protagonist that viewers will want to forgive the show its (numerous) clunky bits. Now that all that’s out of the way, the show can hopefully turn to the business at hand: letting Supergirl be, well, super.

http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/supergirl- ... lot-226872

Vulture

I don’t want to come across as unreasonably enthused about Supergirl because CBS only saw fit to send out the pilot. There could be a precipitous drop in quality in the next few weeks, for all we know. But what’s onscreen here is intelligent, sensitive, and sure-footed, and altogether promising. The show knows what it’s doing and what it’s about.

http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/supergir ... eries.html

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76% on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/supergirl-2015


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After an extensive search, CBS has cast its Supergirl. The network has signed Glee actress Melissa Benoist in the starring role of Kara Zor-El in its series version of the classic comic-book story.

Benoist played Marley Rose in seasons four and five of Fox’s Glee and was also in the 2014 indie film Whiplash. The show’s official description: “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

Supergirl is the first super-hero show on CBS in 25 years (since 1990’s short-lived The Flash) and follows up on sister-network building its audience with DC heroes like on Arrow. At the TCA press tour earlier this month, CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler told critics their version of Supergirl will be a crime procedural (of course). “The beauty of it is now with shows like Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week,” Tassler said. “She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.”

Tassler further described the CBS version of the DC Comics icon as “a very strong, independent young woman. She’s coming into her own. She’s dealing with family issues. She’s dealing with work issues. It’s a female empowerment story. If you look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that … We’re big feminists. It’s her intellect, it’s her skill, it’s her smarts. It’s all of those elements. It’s not just her strength, which she does have.”

Tassler also emphasized the actress has to carry the series. “She’s got to be an every woman,” she said. “She’s got to be specific. She’s got to be a terrific actor … it’s looking for someone who embodies both the freshness and the exuberance of being a young woman in today’s challenging climate and being someone who can carry this kind of series on her shoulders. It’s a big, big show.”

Benoist is far from the first actress to don Supergirl’s red cape. Helen Slater portrayed the heroine in the 1984 eponymous film, while Laura Vandervoort suited up on The CW’s Smallville. Even geek goddess Summer Glau (Dollhouse, Firefly) voiced Kara in the direct-to-video animated film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/22/super ... a-benoist/

From the same team as Arrow/The Flash.

She was also on The Good Wife and Homeland - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2552034/

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Desperate Housewives and True Blood actor Mehcad Brooks has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in the upcoming Supergirl TV series from CBS.

The Supergirl TV series version of Jimmy Olsen is described asa smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara works.

Olsen has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret
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http://comicbook.com/2015/01/29/mehcad- ... supergirl/

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Ally McBeal and Brothers & Sisters star Calista Flockhart is returning to network television with a co-starring role opposite Melissa Benoist in the CBS pilot Supergirl. She will play Kara’s boss Cat Grant in the project, reuniting with Brothers & Sisters executive producer Greg Berlanti.

Kara works as as assistant to Grant, a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/calista-flo ... 201379787/

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Nashville standout Laura Benanti has been cast in a key recurring role in the CBS pilot Supergirl. She will play Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara

http://deadline.com/2015/02/laura-benan ... 201377441/

Casting details -

For Kara Zor-El aka Kara Danvers, the show is eyeing Caucasian females, age 22 to 26, to play 24. As the series’ mythology goes, Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.

The other lead role currently being cast is that of 26-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s gorgeous, brilliant, science-minded foster sister. Growing up, Alex was partly jealous of her sibling yet also fascinated by her abilities, prompting Alex to learn as much as she could about alien anthropology, sociology and culture. Today, Alex works for a secret government organization and, alongside her heroic sis, will face many challenges, both mundane and super.

CAT GRANT | The project is eyeing females in their 40s, open ethnicity, to play the founder of CatCo, a media conglomerate that Cat built from the ground up. Kara (Supergirl’s mild-mannered alter ego) will work as a personal assistant to Cat, who is described as “J.Lo by way of Anna Wintour.”

JAMES OLSEN | In his late 20s/early 30s, open ethnicity, James is a smart, worldly and (duh) attractive photographer for CatCo. Though an alpha male, his salt-of-the-earth nature elicits a huge ol’ crush from Kara.

WINSLOW ‘WYNN’ SCHOTT | This twentysomething tech whiz/Comic-Con stalwart toils for CatCo as a programmer, unaware of his own (toying?) potential. Unware of her secret, he carries a torch for Kara, whom he lives next door to.

HANK HENSHAW | As an upstart CIA agent, Hank grew obsessed with intergalactic intel. Now in his 40s and lording over the DEO (Department of Extra-Normal Operations), he is on high alert when Supergirl reveals herself, worried that her otherworldly abilities pose a threat to humankind.

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Chyler Leigh & David Harewood Cast In ‘Supergirl’ Pilot

Leigh plays Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s confident foster sister. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor.

Harewood plays Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. In the DC Comics universe, Henshaw is a villain who eventually becomes Cyborg Superman.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/chyler-leig ... 201382262/

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Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles

How’s this for super-meta casting: Helen Slater and Dean Cain have landed guest-starring roles on CBS’s Supergirl, TVLine has learned.

Slater, of course, played Kara on the big screen in 1984’s Supergirl, while Cain starred as the Man of Steel in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. And both guest-starred on the WB/CW Superman drama Smallville, Slater in the role of Clark/Kal-El’s Krypton mom Lara, and Cain as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

Details on who the pair will be playing in the pilot are being kept under lock and key

http://tvline.com/2015/02/27/supergirl- ... ries-cast/

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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl cast
by Memento Mori » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:28 pm

Talk is that this would also be set in the Arrowverse. :datass:
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl cast
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:18 pm

Great if it ties in with arrow verse.

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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl cast
by Monkey Man » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:35 am

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Desperate Housewives and True Blood actor Mehcad Brooks has been cast as Jimmy Olsen in the upcoming Supergirl TV series from CBS.

The Supergirl TV series version of Jimmy Olsen is described asa smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara works.

Olsen has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret
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http://comicbook.com/2015/01/29/mehcad- ... supergirl/
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl & Jimmy cast
by Memento Mori » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:02 pm

He's 34 apparently which is way too old. Olsen's in his twenties.
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl & Jimmy cast
by Poser » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:30 am

When I was a kid in the 80s, Helen Slater made me feel funny.

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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl & Jimmy cast
by Death's Head » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:47 am

Poser wrote:When I was a kid in the 80s, Helen Slater made me feel funny.

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I saw this at the cinema. It was nothing great, but on discussing with the friend I watched it with, we concluded that a shower scene would have improved things significantly.
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl & Jimmy cast
by Poser » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:51 am

She did do topless scenes - Google is your friend, but disappointing is the word.
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by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:34 am

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Ally McBeal and Brothers & Sisters star Calista Flockhart is returning to network television with a co-starring role opposite Melissa Benoist in the CBS pilot Supergirl. She will play Kara’s boss Cat Grant in the project, reuniting with Brothers & Sisters executive producer Greg Berlanti.

Kara works as as assistant to Grant, a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/calista-flo ... 201379787/

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Nashville standout Laura Benanti has been cast in a key recurring role in the CBS pilot Supergirl. She will play Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara

http://deadline.com/2015/02/laura-benan ... 201377441/
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by Monkey Man » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:58 am

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Chyler Leigh & David Harewood Cast In ‘Supergirl’ Pilot

Leigh plays Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s confident foster sister. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor.

Harewood plays Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. In the DC Comics universe, Henshaw is a villain who eventually becomes Cyborg Superman.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/chyler-leig ... 201382262/
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl & Jimmy cast
by Monkey Man » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:42 pm

Poser wrote:When I was a kid in the 80s, Helen Slater made me feel funny.

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Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles

How’s this for super-meta casting: Helen Slater and Dean Cain have landed guest-starring roles on CBS’s Supergirl, TVLine has learned.

Slater, of course, played Kara on the big screen in 1984’s Supergirl, while Cain starred as the Man of Steel in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. And both guest-starred on the WB/CW Superman drama Smallville, Slater in the role of Clark/Kal-El’s Krypton mom Lara, and Cain as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

Details on who the pair will be playing in the pilot are being kept under lock and key

http://tvline.com/2015/02/27/supergirl- ... ries-cast/
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Boss, Mother etc cast
by Memento Mori » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:11 pm

Dean Cain will be either Jor-El or Kara's father.
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Supergirl & Jimmy cast
by Rubix » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:17 am

Poser wrote:She did do topless scenes - Google is your friend, but disappointing is the word.


Still tits :datass:

Let's face it disappointing tits is still tits which is better than no tits
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by HM » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:05 pm

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by 1>3>4>2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:14 pm

Bleh. Not feeling the casting or the suit. I've seen waaay better cosplay Supergirl suits than that. Still I'll wait and see.
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by Venom » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:17 am

Nope. Of all the pretty American girls they could've chosen they went with that. She's actually got a blokes face. And the costume... It's like the producers took an upbeat hero and wanted to make her dark. I how theyve got good writers.
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by 1>3>4>2 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:15 am

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:dread: She ain't a looker thats for the sure (for this role at least)
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Costume revealed
by Skippy » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:33 am

:fp:

For the reactions, not the suit. strawberry floating misogyny on this forum is a disgrace sometimes, "Supergirl isn't sexy enough for me, WAH WAH" throw yourselves off a strawberry floating bridge you goons
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Costume revealed
by Poser » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:55 am

If they cast a mediocre-looking superman, that wouldn't work either.
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PostRe: Supergirl TV Show - Costume revealed
by Irene Demova » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:56 am

Skippy wrote::fp:

For the reactions, not the suit. strawberry floating misogyny on this forum is a disgrace sometimes, "Supergirl isn't sexy enough for me, WAH WAH" throw yourselves off a strawberry floating bridge you goons

You'd have a point if this wasn't the same show that had gone and cast a muscled male model to play Jimmy Olsen

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