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Celebrate Good Times: Orphan Black & iZombie Renewed, Supergirl Picked Up For Full Season

OrphanBlackHappyThat’s one, two, THREE female-led shows! AH! AH! AH!

Yes, CBS has decided to go full series for Supergirl. We had no doubt. Lead Melissa Benoist tweeted, “I’m so happy I could fly!” And here’s a reminder of who else will be joining her this fall via Variety:

The ensemble cast is rounded out by regulars Calista Flockhart, who will play Kara’s tough boss at CatCo, Cat Grant; Mehcad Brooks, who will co-star as Kara’s love interest, Jimmy Olsen; Chyler Leigh, as Kara’s doctor sister, Alex Danvers; and David Harewood, as supervillain Hank Henshaw, known as Cyborg Superman in the DC world. Laura Benanti will play Kara’s birth mother, Alura Zor-El, in a major recurring arc.

Meanwhile The CW, home to comic adaptations Arrow and The Flash, has decided to renew the super-fun iZombie for a second season. If you haven’t been reading our recaps, you may do that now. BBC America has also announced Orphan Black (more recaps!) will be getting a Season 4 (10 more episodes)!

Thoughts? I’m excited for all three, already being a fan of Orphan Black and iZombie, and being really optimistic about Supergirl.

(top pic via A&V Stimuli)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."