CBS has announced its fall television schedule, revealing when we can see its slew of new and returning shows. On top of that, the network has finally released some official images and a new synopsis for Supergirl, and placed it in a timeslot that will force Kara Zor-El to go head-to-head with Gotham‘s Jim Gordon on Monday nights.
Supergirl will arrive in November and air on Mondays at 8 p.m., which is conspicuously the same time slot that Fox granted Gotham last season. So, unless Fox decides to shift the Batman prequel’s slot (which could be unlikely, given Gotham‘s stellar ratings last season), Mondays will pit the two DC Comics adaptations against each other.
CBS has also released the first official images from the Supergirl series, featuring Melissa Benoist as Kara, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. You can check those out below, followed by the new synopsis, which further confirms Superman’s tangential involvement in the show:
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. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
You can check out the rest of the CBS fall schedule, as well as more show synopses, on the next page.