'Supergirl' to be renewed for Season 2

The series stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks and Chyler Leigh.
By Annie Martin  |  March 8, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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PALM BEACH, Fla., March 8 (UPI) -- Supergirl and four other new CBS series will be renewed for a second season.

Network CEO Les Moonves announced CBS's plans at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday.

"We have about five new shows on this year," Moonves told the audience. "Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them."

CBS introduced Supergirl, Limitless, Code Black, Life in Pieces and Angel from Hell this season, and will premiere Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders next week. Angel from Hell was canceled in February, but the four other shows are expected to be renewed.

The network owns Limitless, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, while Supergirl and Life in Pieces come from outside studios. Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television distribute Supergirl and Life in Pieces, respectively.

Supergirl debuted in October and airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. The series, which premiered to 12.96 million viewers, remains popular with critics and fans, with many praise Melissa Benoist's performance as Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl.

"What ultimately is the most important [thing] about her is that she always finds the silver lining," the 27-year-old actress told DC Comics in December. "She always finds a way to be heroic and good and pure at heart."

Supergirl will return with an all-new episode March 14.

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