Fans of DC Comics Super comics received great news this morning with the CBS announcement regarding the start date for “Supergirl.” The new drama will premiere this November of 2015 and air on Monday nights at 8 p.m.
While many are waiting for March 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” to see the Man of Steel and The Dark Knight clash, I think we’ll be seeing a version of this early on with “Supergirl” airing on the same night/time slot as FOX’s “Gotham.” However, when asked about the “Supergirl” vs. “Gotham” scheduling, CBS Senior Executive Vice President Kelly Kahl had this to say: “I haven’t seen any capes on “Gotham.” We see “Supergirl” as much more than a comic or a genre show. We hope it’s something a whole family can watch together.”
CBS’s “Supergirl” does seem like it will be an entirely different series as opposed to the darker and more adult renderings of the city Batman will one day defend. And while CW’s “The Flash” is one of network tv’s lighter superhero based fare, I’d think “Supergirl” will be the most family friendly.
For more information, here is CBS’s official plot synopsis for the series:
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”).