Up, Up, And Away: Supergirl Lands Full Season Order

Up, Up, And Away: Supergirl Lands Full Season Order

Step aside, SmallvilleSupergirl is coming for you.

The superhero dramedy is here to stay for at least a full season. CBS announced on Monday that it ordered an additional seven episodes of Greg Berlanti’s penned show, bringing its Season 1 total to 20 episodes. Supergirl premiered in October with 13 million viewers and a 3.1 rating, tying NBC’s Blindspot as this fall’s biggest freshman launch. 

The show is a favorite of many, as it is one of the few female-led shows to be at the top of the ratings. Some of its views have slipped but as far as superhero themed shows go, Supergirl is at the top currently.

The show tells the story of Kara-Zor-el, who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Khryptonians. Kara was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 13 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.[1] The Danvers family teaches Kara to be careful with her powers, until she has to reveal them during an unexpected disaster, setting her on her journey of heroism even when it comes to protecting National City.

The cast roster features the talents of Melissa Benoist (Glee) as the titular superheroine, Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Calista Flockhart (Brothers and Sisters), Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie), and Mechad Brooks (TrueBlood).

Supergirl marks the third Berlanti show to receive a pickup. Berlanti’s other hits shows include last fall’s breakout The Flash, starring another Glee alum, Grant Gustin and Arrow, starring Stephen Amell.

You can catch up on Supergirl here by reading our recaps. The show airs on Monday nights on CBS.


Erika Negrón Rivera
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