Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
The latest DC Comics TV adaptation is ready to take flight. CBS has just set a fall premiere date for Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.
Also announced is the premiere date for Limitless, the small-screen follow-up to the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller. Get the Limitless and Supergirl release dates after the jump.
TheWrap has the full CBS primetime fall premiere schedule. The Supergirl series premiere airs Monday, October 26 at 8:30 PM, just behind a new episode of The Big Bang Theory. Supergirl will then move to its regular Monday 8 PM slot the following week, November 2. (The Big Bang Theory returns to its regular time slot on Thursday, November 5 at 8 PM.)
Love it or hate it, The Big Bang Theory remains a ratings juggernaut as it heads into its ninth season. It bodes well for Supergirl that CBS is giving it a plum slot behind one of its biggest hits.
As for Limitless, that’ll kick off Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 PM. Jake McDorman stars as Brian Finch, who helps the FBI crack cases after a drug allows him to unlock his brain’s full potential. Bradley Cooper will appear as a guest star on the series.
Here’s the synopsis for Supergirl:
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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.