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Saddest news ever in pilot season history: Calista Flockhart joins “Supergirl”!

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Look at that face. How could Calista Flockhart betray us like that? I mean… We loved her so so much on Ally McBeal. She was just perfect in this crazy and beautiful role where she had to be fun and touching, delirious most of the time, serious when needed, where she had to sing and dance -with a fake baby- and be sexy wearing the littlest skirts ever. After it ended, we waited for 4 years to have her back on our TVs on a weekly basis. An eternity.

And then she wisely chose Brothers & Sisters. She couldn’t have found a better show in fact. She was the heart and soul of this wonderful family dramedy, facing the great Sally Field and also very capable Rachel Griffiths. She made the impossible with Kitty Walker: she manages to make us forget Ally. And we cried a lot because of her/thanks to her. I’m not sure how to phrase it.

And what do we learn today? She has just decided to join… Supergirl pilot for CBS. Supergirl! I have nothing against this show.. Well maybe I do. But why, o why? She refused a ton of pilots these past 4 years, waiting for the perfect vehicle for her… She would have been great in one of those new medical dramas, or in a cable show, or even in a nice single-camera comedy. The one to blame may be Greg Berlanti, producer of Brothers & Sisters and now of Supergirl (and almost all things DC Comics like Arrow & The Flash). She’s a loyal friend and I’m happy to learn that about her but it’s not reason enough. I mean, thank God she didn’t go for The Mysteries Of Laura last year (also Greg Berlanti-produced)!

So she will play Cat Grant, Kara aka Supergirl’s boss. She’s described as “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo who started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse”. It doesn’t sound like the role of a lifetime, but it may be not that bad… The worst thing is the show is very likely to be picked up to series. And if it works… well then she’ll be stuck in this for at least the next 4 or 5 years, and I’m being optimistic…

Calista, what have you done with yourself? 🙁

Catch of the day: Glee’s Melissa Benoist is “Supergirl” for CBS!

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Ladies and gentlemen, CBS has made up its mind: Melissa Benoist from Glee‘s worst hours is the new Supergirl ! Super good or super bad choice?

Melissa Benoist was in competition for the role against Claire Holt from The Vampire Diaries and Elizabeth Lail, discovered recently in Once Upon A Time as Frozen’s Anna, per Deadline. The Glee alumn had small parts in Oscar nominated movie Whiplash, also Homeland, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods, some of the best shows out there. She will next be seen alongside Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner in the movie Danny Collins. It’s hard to tell at this very moment if she’s the right choice since her role in Glee was so badly written she couldn’t prove much. She’s sweet, she’s beautiful, but does she have enough charisma to play Supergirl? I’m not sure. We will have to trust CBS on this. After all, they must have seen hundred of candidates and they chose her. She already has a fanbase, that helps.

At the beginning of the show, Kara Zor-El is chosen to be sent to Earth from her dying home planet of Krypton. Once arrived she is taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who teaches her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. When she turns twenty-four, Kara Danvers feels unempowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She’s still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn’t know it herself – this, we know Melissa Benoist can play without any problem. Then, an unexpected disaster forces her to use her incredible powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice. She’s even given a new moniker, Supergirl. And that’s when the actress will have to show she’s more than a pretty face.

Written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, for Warner Bros. Television and DC Comics, Supergirl still doesn’t look like a CBS show, more of a CW one. But CBS chief Nina Tassler was clear at the last TCAs: the series is not going anywhere. It will stay on CBS and it will not pull a Ringer. She even declared no crossovers with Arrow and The Flash are to be expected anytime soon, even if all of the characters live in the same universe. For now, my guess is Supergirl won’t fly very high this fall…

So what do you think? Hit the comments!

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