After months of build up, SUPERGIRL is hours away from taking flight.
Created by Ali Adler (NO ORDINARY FAMILY, THE NEW NORMAL) and Greg Berlanti/Andrew Kreisberg (The brains behind The CW’s growing group of heroic shows including ARROW, THE FLASH and the upcoming LEGENDS OF TOMORROW), SUPERGIRL is a bit of a departure from the doctor/lawyer/cop procedurals that have contributed to making CBS the most popular network of the past decade. As such, the Tiffany Network has spared no expense in an effort to alert audiences to the fact that Melissa Benoist (alongside a ridiculously cool supporting cast including Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mechad Brooks and Jeremy Jordan) will be donning the iconic “S” tonight.
Up here in Canada (Fun Fact: Superman was originally created by Canadian Joe Shuster), one would have to be living in their own version of Superman’s “Fortess of Solitude” to miss the seemingly never-ending collection of commercials that broadcaster Global TV has employed to promote the show. Needless to say, when it comes to launching a super-hero franchise worth potentially hundreds of millions of dollars, no building is too big too big, or mailer to small.
Mailers like this SUPERGIRL cape that Global TV recently sent to the TV Addict.
Of course, what Global TV couldn’t have possibly known was that this isn’t the first time this TV Addict has donned the iconic “S.” Flashback to an early birthday…
(Evidently, our version of “Superman” was a bit more in line with Adam West’s Batman. I think we’re doing some sort of “Batdance,” here, not really sure!)
In fact, unlike our passion for Transformers, becoming the next Patrick Roy and WWF wrestling, our love of all things SUPER has really stuck with us over the years…
And since my nephew already had his own outfit covered…
This TV Addict had no choice but to pass this cape down to the super-est girl we know. Meet “Mac!”
At first, she was confused…
But eventually, she got with the program.
Especially when we started throwing a stick.
She would retrieve them, dare we say, faster then a speeding bullet?
Until she started running so fast, she actually flew!
Seriously. Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg… should Melissa Benoist ever need assistance in protecting the world from evil — and, you know, her “cousin” isn’t available — Mac is only too happy to lend a hand, or paw.
Bonus Points: Being exceptionally patient while I attempted to photograph her JJ Abrams lens-flare style.
SUPERGIRL premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT following THE BIG BANG THEORY and then moves to its regular timeslot, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, on Monday, November 2 on CBS (Global TV in Canada)