The CW has announced today that the entire first season of Supergirl will air on the network this summer before the show makes the leap over to the network for its second year in October. They originally passed on Supergirl because they didn’t want to become known solely as a channel airing superhero properties, but with the Girl of Steel struggling on CBS – which was always an odd fit – it has now been moved to The CW where it will join Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash.
It remains to be seen whether or not the hero is going to somehow end up in the same world as the one that the heroes in the properties above call home, but it’s a smart move by The CW to give fans a chance to catch up with or check out Supergirl for the first time.
Season one will start airing from August 1st at 8pm, with two episodes shown every Monday night until Supergirl returns on October 1oth. More details about the second season are expected to be revealed during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but we do know that Superman is going to be making his presence felt in the first two instalments.
While there’s still a lot of room for improvement (especially in regards to how the big bad was handled and Kara’s love interest), the first season of Supergirl was a ton of fun and had some truly fantastic moments. With any luck, the show will soar on The CW when it returns this fall and integrate nicely into their already stellar roster.