CBS has announced when the world will finally get to see Supergirl in action this fall — so you can go ahead and mark your calendars.
The superhero show starring the cousin of Superman will premiere on Monday, October 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET, after which, the show will air every Monday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In case you haven't heard what Supergirl is all about, the show follows Kara Zor-El, who, like Superman, comes to Earth after the destruction of Krypton. She hides her powers from the world for 12 years, but then comes out of hiding to become the hero she was meant to be.
The show's pilot episode leaked online earlier this year in its entirety and seemed to be met with a mostly positive reaction, so perhaps CBS has a winner on its hands. You can watch the six-minute trailer for the show (which has been viewed more than 13 million times) at the end of this article to get a better idea of what to expect.
Supergirl will join the ranks of an ever-increasing number of superhero television shows like The Flash, Arrow, Daredevil and many more on the way from both DC and Marvel. Though Supergirl is a DC character, this show will not interact with other DC shows on the CW like The Flash and Arrow, which have established a mini-DC television universe of sorts. Fox's Gotham, which includes numerous characters from DC's Batman franchise, is also a separate entity.
When will all these comic book television shows end? Whenever they stop pulling in solid ratings for cable networks. But just basing a show on a comic book character doesn't make it foolproof. Despite generally positive reception, NBC killed off its DC-based Constantine show after only one season. We can only hope Supergirl fares better.