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'Supergirl' Lands 'Sons of Anarchy' Star as Villain Reactron

29 July 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Much like current TV shows based on DC Comics, such as Arrow, and The Flash, Supergirl will feature a number of characters rooted in the comic books. We reported last week that the CBS series is bringing in the villain Reactron, although the character had not been cast at that time. Today, Entertainment Weekly reveals that Chris Browning (Sons of Anarchy) has landed the role.

In the comics, Ben Krull, a.k.a. Reactron, was primarily known as a Superman villain from Metropolis, who wears a suit of armor powered by nuclear energy. Since Reactron has never been able to defeat the Man of Steel, he journeys to National City to get his revenge by trying to kill Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). The character is slated to appear in the show's third episode, with the potential to return as a recurring character throughout Season 1.

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'Supergirl' Lifts an Ambulance in Episode 2 Set Photos

26 July 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production on the second episode of CBS' Supergirl is currently under way in Los Angeles, and fans got a glimpse of the set with a new preview that debuted last week, featuring stars Melissa Benoist (Kara Zor-El), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw) and Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers). The video didn't feature much footage from the show, but today, the Brazilian fan site MBenoist.com.br has new photos of Melissa Benoist in action, seen "lifting" an ambulance. Unfortunately, it isn't known exactly why she is lifting this massive vehicle with just one hand, but hopefully we'll see much more from the production as shooting continues.

Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. »

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'Supergirl' TV Show Preview, Poster and New Villain Revealed

22 July 2015 5:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though we have more than three months until Supergirl premieres on CBS, the network has been constantly promoting the superhero TV series throughout the summer. Just one day after a Supergirl trailer surfaced, CBS has unveiled yet another sneak preview, plus a new poster, both of which feature Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El. The trailer doesn't feature a ton of new footage, but we do get a glimpse at a very young Kara, wearing a white shirt with the Kryptonian "S" emblazoned on the front.

TV Line reports that the show is adding yet another villain from the DC Comics, Reactron. The villain is described as a, "nuclear-powered, exoskeletal chest-plated madman," who has held a grudge against Kara's heroic cousin Superman, but decides to go after Supergirl instead. It's worth noting that, in the Superman: New Krypton comic books, Reactron is responsible for the death of Kara's parents. We »

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'Supergirl' Trailer Tells Kara Zor-El's Story

21 July 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS has launched a new YouTube page for its upcoming superhero TV series Supergirl, which includes a trailer with brand new footage giving us our first look at the villainous Vartox. Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist) guest stars in the pilot episode as this powerful bad guy from the Phantom Zone, who tells Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) that women must bow before men on his planet. Unfortunately for Vartox, Supergirl reminds him that he is no longer on his home planet.

Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, »

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Is 'Supergirl' Introducing 'Superwoman' in Season 1?

19 July 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As with many DC Comics adaptations before it, the upcoming Supergirl TV series has already confirmed a number of comic book characters, such as Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Alura Zor-El (Laura Benanti) and many more. TV Line reports that CBS is currently seeking actresses to play Lucy Lane, the sister of Lois Lane who is also known as Superwoman. The network is seeking actreses in their mid-20s to early 30, with Lucy described as "brash, funny and beautiful as her sister Lois, yet strong, smart and successful in her own right."

The show will follow DC Comics lore, with Lucy being an ex-girlfriend of Jimmy Olsen's. It was made quite clear in the first Supergirl trailer that Melissa Benoist's Kara Zor-El develops an instant crush on Jimmy Olsen, with TV Line speculating that a love triangle of some sort could ensue between Kara, Lucy and Jimmy. »

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Sdcc: Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort may cameo in Supergirl

10 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We already know that two DC veterans are set to feature in Supergirl, with Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl) portraying Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) Earth parents Fred and Eliza Danvers, and now it seems another former Supergirl could make an appearance.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Laura Vandervoort – who played Supergirl onthe long-running Smallville – has suggested that a cameo in the CBS series could be on the cards, with the actress stating that: “Hopefully I get to be a part of it at some point, which is looking good. Hopefully I get to meet [the new Supergirl].”

See Also: New Supergirl teaser released

Supergirl is set to premiere on October 26th and sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes 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, »

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Harvey Weinstein Toasts New York In Spain By Hosting July 4 Celebration At The U.S. Embassy

29 June 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Harvey Weinstein flew into Madrid this weekend to host a special July 4th tribute to his New York hometown on behalf of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, a former top HBO executive. The event, the largest July 4th celebration held outside the U.S., saw Weinstein produce a one-off concert with some of Broadway’s biggest stars, including Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Norm Lews (Porgy and Bess), Jared Grimes (New York Spring… »

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Nurse Jackie Refused to Soften Jackie Till the Bitter End

29 June 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Nurse Jackie was never quite a perfect show. Beautifully performed, certainly. Gutsy in its antiheroism. But bumpy. There were the super-heavy elements of Jackie's ongoing addiction and its ability to eclipse everything else in her life, sometimes balanced by the inviting warmth of Merritt Wever's performance as the irrepressible Zoey. But those things never paired that well with Akalitus's more slapstick humor, or Coop's chronic inappropriateness, or O'Hara's … anything. The show cycled through guest stars — Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Morris Chestnut, Julie White, Laura Benanti, and, most recently, Tony Shalhoub and Mark Feuerstein — and seemingly high-stakes story lines. Yet despite the trail of death and destruction she left in her wake, nothing much seemed to stick for Jackie. Relapse is part of recovery, but Jackie relapsed more than she recovered, which is why her character's end felt fair, if not welcome. Addiction, man. It'll kill you.Or maybe »

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New trailer for Supergirl TV series

26 June 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere this October, a new trailer has arrived online for CBS’ upcoming DC TV series Supergirl, which we have for you right here…

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes 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, Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist) as Vartox, »

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Nashville's Laura Benanti Is Engaged: See Her Ring and Get the Scoop on the Proposal!

12 June 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Congratulations are in order for Laura Benanti!  The Nashville star is engaged to Patrick Brown, E! News confirms. "Patrick and I recently bought an apartment in NYC and he told me we were going there to meet our contractors to talk about renovations," Benanti tells E! News exclusively of the surprise proposal. "We walked around the apartment, talking about flooring and fixtures. Then Patrick turned and said 'the guys actually aren't going to be here.'  That's when he dropped to one knee and said the most heartfelt words I have ever had the good fortune to hear. I cried like a baby, and he spent five minutes trying to get the ring on my finger because we were both shaking so »

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New poster for Supergirl flies online

11 June 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the news earlier this week that Supergirl is set to premiere on Monday, October 26th, CBS has continued its marketing push for the DC Comics adaptation with a new poster featuring Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El (although it’s basically just a resized version of the banner we saw last month)…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Supergirl here

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, »

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Supergirl premiere date announced

10 June 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Between the returning Arrow, The Flash and Gotham and the upcoming Lucifer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, it’s shaping up to be a cracking TV season for fans of DC Comics, and CBS has announced that we’ll get to see Melissa Benoist’s debut as Kara Zor-El this October, with Supergirl set to premiere on Monday, October 26th.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Supergirl here

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, »

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Turn's Idara Victor Shares Stories About Grey's, Mad Men and More

5 June 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A recurring feature in which we ask your favorite stars to reminisce about past gigs

Idara Victor’s second TV acting gig ever, she found herself having a really hard time figuring out what was what on the Manhattan set of NBC’s Law & Order: Svu.

“You can officially call yourself a New York actor when you’ve done a Law & Order of some kind,” the Turn: Washington’s Spies star says, laughing. It’s funny now, but she remembers being disoriented by how quickly and smoothly the then-seven-seasons-old production moved.

Too smoothly, in fact.

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‘Hamilton,’ ‘Curious Incident’ Win Big at 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards

1 June 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” continued its domination of New York theater awards May 31 at the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards, becoming the first Off-Broadway musical to take home top honors since “Little Shop of Horrors” in 1983. Hosted by Laura Benanti, the ceremony recognized the highlights of the 2014–15 season, including “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which earned six awards including outstanding play and director, and “An American in Paris,” which won four including outstanding orchestration and choreography. “Just Jim Dale” won for outstanding revue, Benjamin Scheuer of “The Lion” for outstanding solo performance, and the Paramount Hotel’s “Queen of the Night” for unique theatrical experience. Miranda was visibly emotional as he accepted the awards for outstanding book, music, and lyrics, three of the seven awards “Hamilton” won. The hip-hop musical, based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, is scheduled to open at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on Aug. »

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Laura Benanti Predicting "Supergirl" in 2013

26 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We're celebrating 1979 this month so let's talk about one of its most underused / overtalented showbiz babies: Laura Benanti.

She's a Tony Winner (Gypsy) with great pipes, Broadway's Queen of Twitter (giving her 71 thousand followers more joy with hilarity than you can fathom if you don't follow her), and this decade she's been making inroads to television stardom with recurring characters on several shows including "Nurse Jackie" and "Nashville" but she's still without a big leading role which she more than obviously deserves!

She'll next be seen as Supergirl's birthmother in the pilot of "Supergirl" (2015) - currently having pirating problems -- so add psychic to her many gifts. See, In 2013 she stripped down into Supergirl costume at a Skivvies* concert! See the video after the jump »

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26 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Theater Mania Juliette Binoche to return to the stage with Sophocles' Antigone

Playbill interviews Laura Benanti 

Variety the charming animated fable Song of the Sea takes Best Picture at the Irish Film Awards. Have you seen it yet? It was very nearly my favorite of last year's animated pictures. 

Guardian interviews Vincent Cassell on his disturbing Australian drama Partisan with a look back at his now-classic breakthrough in La Haine (which might get a sequel)

Variety critics hash out the best and worst of Cannes together with the most fascinating split being on Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin which Debruge finds "impenetrable" and for which Chang expresses rapturous love. (Note: they also seem to admire Carol more than love it - which is why I've always been less bullish than most early Oscar prognosticators in assuming AMPAS's future love for it)

Nick Davis, Tim Brayton, Ivan Albertson and »

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Nashville's Laura Benanti Talks 'Heartwarming' Memorial Day Gig, Weighs in on Deacon Cliffhanger

21 May 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sadie Stone might have left Nashville before the end of the season, but Laura Benanti‘s heart is firmly ensconced in the ABC drama’s goings-on.

Take, for instance, her thoughts on Deacon’s sister Beverly, a hard-to-love character who grudgingly donated part of her liver to her ailing brother and who might have died at the end of the season finale.

“That beyotch!” Benanti says, chuckling. “Ugh, she’s so crazy. I hate her!” She calls out the title of Scarlett’s ballad of pain, inspired by Beverly’s borderline abusive mothering. ‘Black Roses! Black Roses!'”

Related Nashville Ep on the Mystery Flatliner, »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Hawaii Five-0, Vampire Diaries, Supergirl, Arrow, Poi, Chi Fire, Grey's, NCIS and More

19 May 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m thrilled to see Michelle Borth back on Hawaii Five-0. Please tell me that she is staying. —Sandra

Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »

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Executive producer Greg Berlanti on the chances of Supergirl crossing over with Arrow and The Flash

17 May 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From virtually the moment it was announced that Arrow and The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti was developing another DC project in Supergirl, there’s been speculation about a potential crossover between the shows.

However, given that Supergirl will air on a different network to her fellow DC superheroes, it would seem the chances are slim, and indeed CBS chairman Nina Tassler confirmed as much back in January. Still, Berlanti himself hasn’t quite given up hope, telling Variety that:

“The network has said publicly at this point they’re going to keep her to themselves. I always approach the shows as a fan first, so I would love to see [a crossover]. I think in success, all things are possible. But there’s a lot that would have to happen before everybody might say yes to that.”

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Supergirl here

Supergirl will get underway on »

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Six Minute Trailer for Supergirl TV Series

14 May 2015 4:07 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

CBS just released a 6-minute trailer for its upcoming "Supergirl" TV series, starring Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. "Supergirl" is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, she joins the ranks of her cousin Superman to become the hero she was meant to be. The pilot episode was written by Ali Adler ("No Ordinary Family") and Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"). Trailer: »

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