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`Supergirl` `Immortal Kombat`: Melissa Benoist stars as Kara/Supergirl (The CW photo by Dean Buscher/©2020 The CW Network LLC/all rights reserved)
"Supergirl" "Immortal Kombat": Melissa Benoist stars as Kara/Supergirl (The CW photo by Dean Buscher/©2020 The CW Network LLC/all rights reserved)

'Supergirl' returns to The CW schedule this spring, kicking off its final season


Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:05 pm

Starting Tuesday, March 30

‘Supergirl’ to air first part of sixth and final season while ‘Superman & Lois’ takes brief hiatus

‘Superman & Lois’ returns Tuesday, May 18

The CW’s Tuesday will become even more superpowered when “Superman & Lois” gets a helping hand from their Kryptonian cousin this spring as “Supergirl” soars onto action, returning to The CW’s schedule to kick off the first part of her sixth and final season on Tuesday, March 30 (9 p.m. ET/PT).

The recently renewed freshman hit “Superman & Lois” will go on a brief hiatus from The CW schedule due to a COVID-related production interruption earlier this season. “Superman & Lois” will return to complete its first season on Tuesday, May 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), and “Supergirl” will complete her final season later this summer.

“Supergirl” is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. 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, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her.

Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work as Supergirl, keeping National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats. She’s joined in this pursuit of justice by her sister, Alex; her mentor, Martian Manhunter (David Harewood); and her friends Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Dreamer (Nicole Maines), Kelly Olsen (Azie Tesfai) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl!

Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, “Supergirl” is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”), Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”) and Rob Wright (“Charmed,” “Lethal Weapon”).

As a result of the schedule change, “People Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream” will now air Thursday, March 25 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). “People Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream” follows the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who stunned the world by existing royal life. One year later, they are very much living the American dream with multimillion-dollar streaming deals and a California mansion to call home with 2-year old Archie. But a personal tragedy and ongoing tensions with brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate, have at times clouded their first year of freedom. This one-hour special will trace Harry and Meghan’s journey from royalty to celebrity.

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