Supergirl: Season 1 (2015 - 2016)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 72


Audience Score

User Ratings: 3184
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Air date: Oct 26, 2015
Air date: Nov 2, 2015
Air date: Nov 9, 2015
Air date: Nov 16, 2015
Air date: Nov 23, 2015
Air date: Nov 30, 2015
Air date: Dec 7, 2015
Air date: Dec 14, 2015
Air date: Jan 4, 2016
Air date: Jan 18, 2016
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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
Calista Flockhart
as Cat Grant
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
Jenna Dewan
as Lucy Lane
Laura Benanti
as Alura Zor-El
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Zayne Emory
as Rick Malverne
Mackenzie Brooke Smith
as Female Student #1
Jaidan Jiron
as Female Student #2
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Critic Reviews for Supergirl Season 1

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (31)

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

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

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

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

Sep 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.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Ally McBeal meets the DC Comics universe in this surprisingly lighthearted (or so it seems) superhero drama.

Sep 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There are some things that are over-the-top, but it's obvious that with such a high-powered hero at the heart of the show, they had to go big or go home.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

I'd advise everyone to get down with Supergirl.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Cat is the mouthpiece that proves Supergirl's creative team is perpetually having a conversation with each other about what it means to write a female-fronted superhero series on broadcast network television.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Supergirl isn't a perfect show by any means, and this first episode had more than its share of slightly awkward moments. But was it fun? HELL YES.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Supergirl: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    The show is just like the review - Rotten. Both Kara and Alex Danvers are arrogant AF, too blinded by their SJW crap, and have only one motto in their lives, "MEN SUCK!" If someone criticizes her (Kara) for being incompetent, it's Sexism. If someone tells her that she needs training, it's Sexism. If someone thinks that she isn't ready to take on a dangerous villain, it must be because she's just a girl, and not because she actually shows gross immaturity and lack of discipline. Rather than actually trying to develop a well rounded character arc for Kara, the show writers are hell bent on propagating unnecessary misandry, thus ruining the pedigree of Melissa Benoist as an actress. Also, Cat Grant is insufferable. I want to know what drugs the writers are doing. She is somehow being tried to portrayed as inspirational. The reality is that she is the living definition of Hell. All she knows is to insult people, lie pathologically about her "rapport" with celebrities, for eg. Acc. to her, she brokered a peace deal between Kanye and Taylor Swift. Yeah, really! If that's the case, then I'm Batman! And of course, when comes to "who can be the biggest misandrist of all?", She's probably a frontrunner.
  • Aug 08, 2019
    You know there are Male Supergirl fans out there too, right? You don't have to make it into a One tree hill show.
  • Aug 04, 2019
    I enjoyed the first season even with the infinite amount of kryptonite that somehow is everywhere in the show. A little bit SJW but not so bad.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Season 1 sucks it's boring why make these episodes for 40 minutes if there just gonna be boring and crappy the only good part bout this is Melissa Benoit's performance is amazing the ending was pretty dope talk bout Arrow season 3 crappy season the sequel of season 3 of Arrow and the best episode was 18
  • Jul 20, 2019
    In my opinion, the worst season is not as bad as the first season of the flash but it's not that good
  • Jun 05, 2019
    It's got bad writing and bad cgi but It's still a fun show with mostly likable characters
  • May 27, 2019
    More SJW, regressive, liberal, SJW politics with a coat of superhero paint to cover up the rot. Avoid at all costs.
  • May 16, 2019
    I thought that this season was really enjoyable with lots of throwbacks to the Superman comics and classic films. Granted, it's not as enjoyable as The Flash, but still worth watching (at least Season 1 is. I haven't started the next one yet.)
  • May 12, 2019
    I like the action and introduction, it set a good tone but it slowly gets a bit... Dumb, really dumb.
  • Apr 26, 2019
    This is the only ok season of this show

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