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CBS orders 'Supergirl' series with Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist

CBS orders 'Supergirl' series with Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist

"Supergirl" is landing at CBS. The network has ordered a series for next season about the DC Comics superhero who was originally conceived in 1959 as a female counterpart for Superman, according to a source close to the situation. CBS did not comment. This time, Kara Zor-El, the Kryptonian whose powers make her Supergirl on Earth, will be played by Melissa Benoist. Calista Flockhart, the former star of "Ally McBeal," will play Kara's boss, a powerful media mogul. The executive producer is Greg Berlanti, who earlier worked on "Arrow" and "The Flash" for the CW, CBS' sister network. "Supergirl" was one of CBS'...

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