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CBS Sets "Supergirl" Premiere Date Alongside "The Big Bang Theory"

Though it will regularly go toe-to-toe with another DC Entertainment television property (Fox's "Gotham") this fall, CBS' take on "Supergirl" will start out its run with a boost from another geek culture stalwart.

Deadline revealed the premiere dates for Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg's take on DC's Girl of Steel, and the show will air its premiere episode on October 26 at 8:30 PM after an all-new episode of "The Big Bang Theory." The trade notes that the move is based on a similar launch last year for the drama "Scorpion" which ultimately proved successful in the ratings.

After that debut, "Supergirl" will settle into its regular Monday night slot at 8:00 PM starting on November 2.

Produced by the "Arrow" and "The Flash" vets alongside Ali Adler and Sarah Schechter "Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. The series recently released a long trailer for its pilot:

Here's the official series synopsis:

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), 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. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, 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 in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), 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. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").

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