Superman on Television
SupergirlIn "Supergirl", 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 cast includes: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El (replaced in Season 3 by Erica Durance), Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz, and Jeremy Jordan as Winslow Schott.
Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash and Arrow), Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler are writers on the series. Glen Winter is director of the pilot episode from a script penned by Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow), both of whom are executive producers alongside Sarah Schechter and Andrew Kreisberg.
"Supergirl" premiered Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:30pm ET on CBS, before moving into its regular 8.00pm Monday time slot.
Starting with its second season, "Supergirl" moved from CBS to The CW, premiereing on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 8.00pm.
Season 3 premiered on The CW on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8.00pm, while the show moved to Sunday evenings at 8.00pm for Season 4, and 9.00pm for Season 5.