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Supergirl,” based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Kara, played by Melissa Benoist, lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen, who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director.

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“She has an amazing team, which I really respect about her, she knows when to ask for help and she really wants to create that team,” Benoist said of playing Supergirl. “Clark Kent was always kind of going at it alone and I don’t think she wants to be that kind of a hero. I think she wants to surround everyone with goodness and change the world for the better with the people she loves.”

Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

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STARRING: Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw) and Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott)

PREMIERES: Monday, Oct. 26 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT)

TIME SLOT: Monday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

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