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"Supergirl" Series Gets A New Villain

19 minutes ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Faran Tahir ("Iron Man," "Star Trek") has signed on to play a character known as 'The Commander' in CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" TV series.

The character, who does Not appear in DC Comics, is described as an alien who is also "a military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl."

This has quickly led to speculation that 'The Commander' is just a holding name to mask the identity of a more established comic book character who will be revealed at a later date. That has not been confirmed though.

Production began this week on the show's pilot episode with Melissa Benoist starring as the titular Kryptonian hero. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler wrote the pilot script and Glen Winter is directing.

Source: Comic Book »

- Garth Franklin

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Faran Tahir to play The Commander in Supergirl

24 minutes ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to ComicBook, actor Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek) has signed on to the cast of the currently-in-production Supergirl pilot, where he’s set to play The Commander, “an alien military expert leading the forces alligned against Supergirl.”

The Supergirl pilot is filming now, with Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading the cast as Kara Danvers/Supergirl alongside Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years) as Winslow Schott and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.


- Gary Collinson

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'Supergirl' Casts 'Iron Man' Actor as the Commander

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after production started on CBS' Supergirl pilot, yet another new cast member has been added, with Faran Tahir signing on to play a character known as The Commander. While there is no Commander character in the DC Comics, he is described as an alien who is also "a military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl." It's possible that The Commander character name is just a ruse to cover up a more established comic book character, but that has not been confirmed.

Faran Tahir joins a cast that includes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as Kara's CatCo co-worker and photographer James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Kara's birth mother, Chyler Leigh as Kara's foster sister Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott, a CatCo programmer and Kara's neighbor, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, who in the comics »

- MovieWeb

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Iron Man Actor Faran Tahir Joins Supergirl As 'The Commander'

16 hours ago | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Both KSiteTV and are reporting that actor Faran Tahir has joined the cast of Supergirl as a mysterious character known only as The Commander. The only other hint we have about his true identity is the description that comes with the report: Apparently he'll be "an alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl." Now, that's being reported as a military expert that also happens to be an alien, but we're not so sure. Along with Tahir's appearance, this is bound to open up a lot of speculation as to whether he's really playing one of several established DC characters -- if alien, could he be Martian Manhunter? If human, he certainly looks like Lex Luthor. What do you guys think? »

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The Blacklist Review: “Ruslan Denisov” (Season 2, Episode 11)

13 February 2015 8:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No one would ever accuse The Blacklist of being a sandal-wearing, granola-eating, tree-hugging endeavor, but this week’s episode, and its titular Blacklister, came with a conscience. In an interesting departure, “Ruslan Denisov” wasn’t some pretty criminal, or tyrant, or nut case that likes to kill in freaky ways. No, Denisov had altruism on the mind as matters of oil wealth, imperialism and corporate greed were all the real Blacklisters of the week, which had Liz and Ressler deal with jurisdictional issues while having to negotiate with Red acting as Denisov’s proxy.

I admire The Blacklist for breaking the mold in this new episode. True, the basic outline was the same as ever, but the case of the week threw up a number of compelling turns of the plot that, although not exactly original, are at least a new twist for The Blacklist. It’s not a new »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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'Criminal Minds' Mid-Season Premiere Recap: Jj Faces Her Demons

14 January 2015 1:15 PM, PST | | See recent BuddyTV news »

A.J. Cook is simply brilliant as Jj on Criminal Minds. That's what you should take away from this week's episode, "The Forever People," which sees the Bau investigate frozen bodies found in Nevada while Jj is forced to deal with her Ptsd as the one year anniversary of her abduction and torture approaches.

When I spoke to Cook about this episode, she called the scene with Tivon Askari "one of the most intense scenes" she had ever shot and said that this episode would not have worked if Faran Tahir hadn't returned. Oh, she's right. There's someone going around freezing people, and it's after a scene featuring those two sitting across from one another at a desk that I realize I've been holding my breath. That says something, about A.J. Cook, about Faran Tahir, about the writer of the episode (Breen Frazier) and about the show itself. Jj has come »


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'Criminal Minds' Exclusive: A.J. Cook on Jj's Ptsd and 'Incredible Relationship' with Reid

13 January 2015 3:18 AM, PST | | See recent BuddyTV news »

It's been one year since Jj was abducted and tortured (in the show's 200th episode), and this week, Criminal Minds is going to be showing her confronting old demons and dealing with her Ptsd, something that she hasn't done up until now, as Aj Cook told BuddyTV.

Which team member is she going to talk to about what she's feeling? How is Faran Tahir returning as Tivon Askari? Read on for part 1 of this exclusive interview with Cook. »


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