Supergirl meets Miss Martian, Superman and more this fall

If you’ve been keeping up with television news recently, chances are you’ve been hearing about all of the buzz surrounding Supergirl. The series, which returns for its second season on Monday, Oct. 10, continues to make headlines as it settles into its new home at The CW.

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl in the promotional poster for The CW.

With many anticipated guest appearances like Superman, played by Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin, and a crossover musical with the Flash, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of Kara Danvers.

According to, the summer press tour for the Television Critics Association’s CW panel announced that Miss Martian, played by Sharon Leal, will join Martian Manhunter in the series’ sophomore season. There have been no statements made about whether or not she will be a series regular.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg also spoke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour at the Supergirl panel and revealed that the mysterious pod that crash-landed on earth belonged to Mon-El, who will be played by Containment’s Chris Wood.

Supergirl joins The CW’s impressive lineup of DC shows, including Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash. For those that didn’t keep up with the series in its first season on CBS, don’t fret. Netflix is set to stream the season starting Saturday, Sept. 10.

The CW is also airing two episodes of the show’s first season every Monday night from 8 to 10 p.m. The reruns started on Aug. 1 and will end on Oct. 3, according to an article on International Business Times.

Dust off that red cape, Supergirl fans. With a lineup like this ahead of her, Kara is in for an exciting, entertaining debut season on her new network.

CW Orders Full Season of Archie Series “Riverdale”

According to a press release from Archie Comics, Riverdale, featuring darker versions of Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and Reggie, is coming to the CW this fall.

The pilot is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, which has scored big with both readers and critics with adult-oriented takes on the popular characters, including the horror-themed Afterlife with Archie also written bu Aguirre-Sacasa. The official network description for Riverdale calls it “a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends.” The show exposes “the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”

Riverdale is produced by comics-to-screen mega-producer Greg Berlanti, who also produces  Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and the just acquired Supergirl for the network. Add in iZombie, and that makes six different comics-based shows on the CW.

The show features K.J. Apa as Archie,  Camila Mendes as Veronica, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, and Lili Reinhart as Betty.

Archie Comics Publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater said in a statement: “This is a historic moment for Archie Comics — and I couldn’t be more proud. It’s a culmination of my time here, and I’m eager to see Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The CW, Warner Brothers Studios, and the cast bring Riverdale to viewers every week. My promise to fans? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”