Supergirl on CBS Proves There’s a Place for Girl Power in Prime Time

<em>Supergirl</em> on CBS Proves There’s a Place for Girl Power in Prime Time
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If you’re looking for a feel-good role model in entertainment that’s not Taylor Swift, CBS has your answer: Supergirl. The new television show debuts tonight and stars former Glee-er Melissa Benoist as Superman's feminist world-saving cousin, Kara Zor-El. Like her cuz Clark Kent, she works in media, while keeping her extraordinary superpowers under wraps. But, when she’s enlisted to help protect National City, she has to figure out how to juggle her everyday life with her new ass-kicking responsibilities. Ugh, can no woman have it all?!

This is a major moment on TV: Supergirl marks the first time since Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman in 1975 that a classic female superhero will be a star of a broadcast network series. Can you feel girl power vibes yet?! Good!

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To get you amped for the series, we suggest watching this video featuring Benoist reminding young fans how there is a Supergirl in all of us. It’s just that here in the real world, you don’t always see the cape.

RELATED: Here's Your First Look at Melissa Benoist Suited Up as Supergirl

Watch the video below and tune in to the premiere of Supergirl tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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