Elite Beat Roundtable: Is CBS’s new SUPERGIRL show hot or not?

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The Supergirl pilot that debuted last night on CBS a lot of weight on its shoulders. The show tells the story of Kara Zor-El, played by Melissa Benoist, as she escapes Superman’s shadow and comes into her own as National City’s first superhero. It is the network’s first major superhero endeavor, the first superhero show led be a solo female in more than 40 years and the pilot had a lot of ground to cover, attempting to endear characters to new viewers while also trying to re-envision elements of the mythos without alienating established comics fans. Does it succeed? The Beat is here to tell you with a hard hitting roundtable. We’ve always wanted to have one of those.

NYCC’15: WBTV Preview Night Screenings


Last Thursday, early afternoon, I perused the lower level halls of New York Comic Con. Autographings and photo ops were running nicely, and the Queue Hall (aka “the stockyards”) was mostly empty, as the morning crush had long subsided, and most of the Main Stage events in Hall 1-D had already occurred.  Out of curiosity, […]

The latest Supergirl trailer showcases new footage


Excited about CBS’ Supergirl? The first episode is right around the corner, on Monday, October 26th at 8:30 pm Eastern, to be exact. To mark the almost one month countdown, CBS has released a new trailer that highlights some brand-new footage, including a look at Peter Facinelli‘s Maxwell Lord. I remain pretty hopeful about this […]

A sneak preview of Supergirl wows 400 Moms and their daughters

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In a pretty nice piece of marketing, CBS is aiming squarely at the young women demographic for the upcoming Supergirl, and to highlight that they invited 400 mother and daughters to view a sneak preview of the first episode. In doing so, they also got a nice surprise, which you’ll see in the short video […]