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‘Supergirl’ Show Gets Its ‘Glee’ful Leading Lady

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Here’s some “super” news that comic book fans can be “Glee”-ful about: Melissa Benoist, a regular on “Glee,” will emerge from that show’s final season to lead her own show, CBS and Warner Bros Telvision’s “Supergirl,” The Hollywood Reporter learned today.

The show, which already has a series commitment for its hourlong episodes, centers on Supergirl herself, Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El. Like Supes, Kara was born on Krypton and escaped the planet’s destruction. Here’s where Benoist, who also co-starred in indie breakout “Whiplash,” comes in. At age 24, after years of denying her special abilities, Kara decides it’s time to come to terms with her alien talents and do some world-saving.

“Supergirl” executive producer Greg Berlanti has his hands full when it comes to DC Comics superheroes on the small screen: he’s also executive producer of “The Flash” and “Arrow.”

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