CBS Orders Seven More Episodes of Supergirl; Krysten Ritter Shows Melissa Benoist Some Love
All is well in national City as Variety reports that CBS’ Supergirl has landed a full first season pickup. Seven more episodes of the series have been ordered, giving the freshman season twenty episodes in total (two fewer installments than a traditional full season order, but hey, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick). Variety explains:
“Supergirl” joins a slew of other new fall series that have received full-season orders, including Fox’s “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder” and “Rosewood,” ABC’s “Quantico,” “Dr. Ken” and “The Muppets,” which landed a full season—though only with 16 episodes total, and “Blindspot” on NBC, which not only got a full first season, but also an early second season renewal.
Supergirl‘s newest achievement is particularly exciting in the light of the many unfair comparisons between Supergirl and Jessica Jones that we wrote about last week. The success of both series is an ongoing reminder that female fans are obviously too complex, varied, and intelligent to be accurately represented or satisfied by just one female superhero show. And it seems like Jessica herself agrees:
Had a second to get caught up on my non #jessicajones TV and wanted to give a special shout out to my girl @melissabenoist ! I’ve been a big fan of hers since she first landed in LA. I met her early on when I was casting a show that I was producing and it was clear even then, fresh off the boat, that she was poised to be a big star. I’m so proud and happy for her for landing a part that she totally shines in. Funny, strong, adorable, and radiant! Congrats fellow superhero lady! Much love! :muscle::muscle::facepunch::clap::clap::heart:
Just one glorious cinnamon roll giving a shout-out to another.
(via Katie Schenkel on Twitter)
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