How many superhero shows do there have to be before we just start calling them “shows” instead? We’ll have to come up with a new name for things that don’t have superheroes, but soon there will be so few of those that it won’t really matter. Then, in a decade or so, somebody will make a show about a doctor who is just a doctor and not a crime-fighting vigilante, and the world will celebrate it as a revolutionary masterpiece.
That’s pretty far off, though, so CBS has decided to give Greg Berlanti’s Supergirl show a series order in the meantime. We pretty much expected this to happen all the way back in September, when the network gave Supergirl a series commitment—which basically meant that it would either make the show or owe the Supergirl people a bunch of money. Evidently, CBS chose the former, and Kara Zor-El will be swooshing onto our TV screens at some point in the future.
As we’ve previously reported, Supergirl will star Melissa Benoist as the super girl, Laura Benanti as Supergirl’s super mom, Calista Flockhart as Supergirl’s normal boss, and Mehcad Brooks as Supergirl’s pal. Also, Dean Cain and Helen Slater—who played Superman and Supergirl in other things—will show up, but we don’t know who they’ll be playing. Maybe a super man and a super girl?