TV Preview Fall 16′: Here Are The Return Dates For Your Favorite Shows

Supergirl (CW)

Return Date: Monday October 10th

Show Synopsis: Now, in Season Two, Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO, protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.

Main Cast: Melissa Benoit (Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), David Harewood (J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter/Hank Henshaw), Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott), Mechad Brooks (James Olsen), Floriana Lima (Maggie Sawyer), Chris Wood (Mon-El)

Last Season: When she was 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to earth where she was protected and raised by her foster parents, Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers and her foster sister, Alex. Under their supervision, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.

Years later, Kara was living a “normal” life in National City, assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant and working beside her friend and IT technician Winslow “Winn” Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant hired away from Metropolis’s Daily Planet. When Alex’s life was threatened in a plane crash, Kara took to the sky to rescue her. In the aftermath, Kara decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines and came out as Supergirl. She now balances her job at CatCo with her work at the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government agency where Alex also works.

At first, the head of the DEO, Hank Henshaw, was resistant to Supergirl joining the DEO, until it was revealed that Hank was actually J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, who had promised Jeremiah Danvers on his deathbed that he would protect both Alex and Kara. It has since been discovered that Jeremiah is actually alive and being held by Cadmus, a dangerous quasi-military organization that sees all aliens as threats. In Season One, Supergirl soared fighting crime and battling various villains, chief among them two Kryptonians who were intent on destroying earth, but she has yet to find that same empowerment as Kara Danvers.

What to Expect in Season 2: Perhaps the most exciting thing to look out for when Supergirl makes it debut on new channel the CW (moving from CBS) is the (proper) introduction of Superman to the show, played by Tyler Hoechling. He’ll be appearing in the show’s first two episodes to help Supergirl take on Metallo. We also know that Miss Martian will be featured in the show’s second year, and Lynda Carter (the original live action Wonder Woman) will appear as the President of the United States. Unfortunately due to the show’s move to the CW production has moved to Vancouver Calista Flockhart will be making fewer appearances as Cat Grant. Luthorcorp will play a role in the season (run by Lex’s sister Lena) as will Cadmus, who were hinted at last year. Kevin Smith will direct an episode, and there will also be a musical crossover with The Flash in the back half of the season as well as the 4-part crossover with Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow set for the end of the year.

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Sam Easton

Sam Easton

Young, aspiring screenwriter. Part time student, full time geek. Based in the UK.