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"Supergirl" Casts its Lucy Lane

"Supergirl" now has its Lucy Lane: As reported by TVLine, Jenna Dewan Tatum has joined the cast of the DC Comics-based CBS series as Lois Lane's sister, described as "brash, funny and successful in her own right" -- and an ex-girlfriend of Jimmy Olsen (series regular Mehcad Brooks). It's slated as a recurring role.

Though not as iconic as Lois, Lucy Lane is a long-running character in her own right, created by comics legends Otto Binder and Curt Swan and first seen in 1959's "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" #36. In 2009, the character briefly took on the "Superwoman" identity. Lucy Lane is frequently depicted with a romantic connection to Jimmy Olsen, a tradition the show looks to be continuing.

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Dewan Tatum has appeared in films including the original "Step Up" and "The Grudge 2," and was seen on TV in recent years in "American Horror Story: Asylum" and "The Mindy Project." It's been a big few days of comic book-based news for the Dewan Tatum family -- this past weekend, it was reported that her husband Channing Tatum had finalized a deal to star in 20th Century Fox's "Gambit" film.

"Supergirl" is scheduled to debut Oct. 26 on CBS.

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