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Supergirl: Season 1 (2015-2016)




Critic Consensus: Melissa Benoist shines as Superman's plucky little cousin in Supergirl, a family-friendly comic-book adaptation that ditches cynicism for heart.


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Based on the DC Comics, this series follows Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), who decides the time has come to embrace her superhuman abilities and fulfill her destiny as a hero by becoming Supergirl. However she must still maintain a low profile as Kara Danvers working for media company CatCo, all while keeping National City safe.


Melissa Benoist
as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow Schott
Peter Facinelli
as Maxwell Lord
Laura Benanti
as Alura Zor-El
Malina Weissman
as Young Kara
Briana Venskus
as Agent Vasquez
Glenn Morshower
as General Sam Lane
Italia Ricci
as Siobhan Smythe
Jay Jackson
as Male Newscaster
Tawny Cypress
as Senator Miranda Crane
Helen Slater
as Dr. Eliza Danvers
Dean Cain
as Dr. Jeremiah Danvers
Tristin Mays
as Paulina
Jordan Mazarati
as Young Alex
Rich Ceraulo
as Agent Hartmann
Hope Lauren
as Comatose Woman
Luke MacFarlane
as Agent Donovan
Dan Warner
as Fire Captain
Nick Jaine
as Another Staffer
Levi Miller
as Carter Grant
Brit Morgan
as Leslie Willis/Livewire
Michael Albala
as Scientist
Michael Mealor
as Fratty Dude
Eric Steinberg
as Commander Gor
Kevin Covais
as High School Kid
Sarah Robson
as DEO Doctor
Kitana Turnbull
as Costumed Girl
Stephanie Czajkowski
as Security Guard
Tom Waite
as Pilot
Derek Mio
as Hayashi
Casey Strand
as Reporter
Bryan Lugo
as Looter
Chris Browning
as Ben Krull/Reactron
Dawn Greenidge
as Pedestrian Woman
Frank Maharajh
as Police Officer
Henry Czerny
as Winslow Schott Sr./Toyman
Joan Juliet Buck
as Katherine Grant
David Lim
as Agent Tsung
Pilar Holland
as Female Newscaster
David Lim
as Agent Tsung
David Salsa
as Guard #2
Nischelle Turner
as Morning Talk Show Host
Ayo Sorrells
as Agent Reynolds
Aisha Tyler
as Herself
Jeannine Cota
as KNOC Newscaster
Nerlyn Jean
as Waitress
Isaac Keys
as Guard #3
Patrick O'Connell
as General Mathers
Iddo Goldberg
as Dr. T.O. Morrow/Red Tornado
Jeff Branson
as Mater Jailer/Draper
Julie Chen
as Herself
Rey Hernandez
as Commander
Todd Sherry
as Professor Luzano
Eddie McClintock
as Col James Harper
Grant Gustin
as The Flash/Barry Allen
Aaron Lustig
as Lawyer #1
Bruno Amato
as Security Guard
Kelly Chavers
as Girlfriend
Sara Gilbert
as Herself
Faran Tahir
as The Commander
Ashton Bingham
as Senior Tech
Kent Shocknek
as Newscaster
Frank Pacheco
as Guard #2
Joshua Triplett
as Passenger
René Ashton
as Lawyer #2
Ruben Vernier
as Boyfriend
Daniel Josev
as DEO Agent #2
Eve Torres
as Maxima
Ric Sarabia
as Aien Soldier
Blake Berris
as Gabriel Phillips
Zuhair Haddad
as Store Owner
Jamie Kaler
as Pundit #1
Scott Alan Smith
as Chester Dunholtz
J Grace
as Brooke
Stephanie Czajkowski
as Security Guard
Vincent Giovanni
as Police Officer
Samantha Harris
as Pundit #2
Sebastian Velmont
as Silo Guard #1
Cole Michaels
as Little Boy
Dar Dixon
as Board Member
Emma Caulfied
as Agent Cameron Chase
Maisie Klompus
as Cat's Assistant
Zarek King
as Young Boy
Ray Campbell
as Jim Warren
Cheryl Turner
as Grandmother
Jessica Garcia
as Teenage Girl
KylieRae Condon
as Mean Girl
Angela Martinez
as Field News Reporter
Jennifer Sommerfeld
as Police Officer
Rey Valentin
as Ricardo
Zayne Emory
as Rick Malverne
Mackenzie Brooke Smith
as Female Student #1
Jaidan Jiron
as Female Student #2
Chris Wood
as Mon-El
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Critic Reviews for Supergirl: Season 1

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (29)

It's tough sitting in the shadow of the Man of Steel, and Supergirl's comic life always carried baggage in that regard. This Supergirl shakes it off nicely in the first episode and soars into the sky.

October 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) is spot-on as Supergirl and Ally McBeal alum Calista Flockhart chews the scenery appropriately as media mogul Cat Grant.

September 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Supergirl, CBS's buoyant if belated entry into the superhero sweepstakes, makes a strong case for a comic book character long considered second-string.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The lighthearted script -- complete with meta-conversations about what to name a female superhero - is welcome; too many of these stories drown in their own bleak worlds.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There's enough to like (or at least tolerate) to recommend it.

September 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The title character, Kara Danvers, Superman's cousin, is smart and sassy - and she is winningly portrayed by Melissa Benoist, who is certain to be one of the season's breakout superstars.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Supergirl: Season 1



Super Reviewer


We finally get that female role model that we have asked for. Someone who girls of all ages can look up to. Someone who can really kick ass on a big scale while protecting our world from extra-terrestrial threats. Unfortunately, that is actually one of the only things this show really nails, because their are some episodes which are just snoozefests. Many of the episodes are so incredibly boring that I actually considered to stop watch the show. It really does a good job with its heroes and Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh gives some incredible performances and really plays well off each other. The villains, however, aren't really that good at all. Non is the most underdeveloped villain I have ever seen on TV and I really hope that they really up the ante in season 2.


Super Reviewer


A thrilling adventure series, Supergirl delivers a strong first season. After living in hiding for most of her life Krypton refugee Kara Zor-El reveals herself to the world and decides to follow in the footsteps of her cousin (Superman) and becomes a superhero; but it proves to be more difficult than she imagined, leading her to team up with a covert government agency that combats alien threats. The cast is quite impressive, particularly Melissa Benoist who does a great job at playing Kara/Supergirl; giving a nuanced performance that distinguishes her undercover and superhero identities. Also, Calista Flockhart brings a welcomed bit of comedic satire to the show that works especially well. And there are some nice cameos, including the original Supergirl Helen Slater and a crossover with The Flash. However, the whole girl power thing gets a little out-of-hand at times and ends up hurting the character development and storytelling; especially in regards to Kara's relationship with her cousin. Surprisingly clever and fun, Season 1 of Supergirl is a promising start to a new and exciting DC series.


Super Reviewer

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