CBS has found the actress who will play Supergirl in a new series that has already been given a commitment by the network, and should premiere next fall.  Melissa Benoist, who was featured in Glee and co-starred in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, will play Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El in the new Supergirl series from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. television.  According to Variety, Benoist will make her Supergirl debut in an hour-long pilot written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler.

The comic book invasion of the small screen is nearing the success that the four-color medium has earned on the big screen.  The success of Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham has got TV network execs fast-tracking the development of superhero shows.

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