Come fall, it will be time to sample the new shows the networks are rolling out and even at this point, critics are hailing CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ as one of the must-see series of the new season.  (Though a lot of people got an early sneak peak, when the pilot episode leaked online.)

CBS had previously announced that ‘Supergirl’ would air at 8:30-9:30 Eastern on Monday nights, opposite FOX’s ‘Gotham.’  Now, Melissa Benoist has revealed specifically what date to mark for the show’s premier:


The show is produced by ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ masterminds Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, with Ali Adler and Sarah Schnechter.

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.

Also, as a treat for true fans, Helen Slater (the first live action Supergirl) and Dean Cain (Superman on the 90s series ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’) will play her adopted parents Sylvia and Fred Danvers.  Faran Tahir plays a character simply dubbed ‘The Commander’ and on the super villain front, Jeremy Jordan plays Toyman.

So slap an S shield on the calendar and get ready to soar with ‘Supergirl’ this fall!