I’ve added some photos of Melissa attending the CW Network’s 2016 Upfront at The London Hotel in New York City (May 19).
Melissa attended the We Love Her Celebration of Broadway and TV Star, Laura Benanti at 54 Below in New York City (May 16).
It’s official! Supergirl has been renewed for season 2, however the series is moving from CBS to The CW. You can view an article below.
‘Supergirl’ Moves To The CW, Renewed For Season 2
The CW has picked up its first new series for next season, and it is not that new. After weeks of speculation, Supergirl will move from CBS to sister network the CW, which has renewed the superhero drama for a second season. The pickup, which comes hours after the most recent deadline for CBS to make a renewal decision on the freshman series, expands the CW DC superhero universe to four series, all from producer Greg Berlanti, as Supergirl is set to join The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. One of them, Flash, already crossed over to Supergirl on CBS, making for a seamless integration of the newbie into the CW superhero squad.
A Supergirl move to the CW had been rumored for a while, with talks becoming real the last few days. A CW pickup was contingent on finding a way to produce a show of that scale (Supergirl commanded one of the highest license fees for a new series this season) for the CW. Producing studio Warner Bros TV already made a pre-emptive effort to trim costs with a planned move of production from Los Angeles to Vancouver in Season 2, which is now official. That will bring the show together with Berlanti’s current CW superhero drama series, which all are based in Vancouver.
The CW frequently had been mentioned as a suitable home for Supergirl because of the show’s young skew, the CW president Mark Pedowitz’s public comments about regretting not going after the project when it was originally pitched, and the fact that the CW is co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros.
This is the second time Supergirl had been rumored to move from CBS to the CW; it didn’t happen after the pilot last year. Previously, drama Ringer moved from CBS to the CW after the pilot.
Being based on a DC property, as it moves to the CW, Supergirl will remain solely owned by WBTV and not a co-production with CBS TV Studios as the original CW series automatically become.
Despite the fact that its numbers tapered off significantly after a strong start, Supergirl, aided by a solid DVR play, averaged a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 in a competitive time slot, ranking as the No. 1 new CBS drama and No. 4 new network series overall (behind only Blindspot, Life In Pieces and Quantico) in the demo this season. It is CBS’ youngest-skewing new drama and averaged nearly 10 million viewers.
Based on the characters by DC Comics, Supergirl is executive produced by Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. TV. The series stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan and Calista Flockhart.
Melissa Benoist is headed from National City to Boston. The Supergirl star has joined the cast of Patriots Day, CBS and Lionsgate’s film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt for the perpetrators, the studios announced Thursday.
Benoist will play Katherine Russell, the wife of bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Also boarding the film are Khandi Alexander as a law enforcement interrogator and Jake Picking as MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
Currently in production in Boston, Patriots Day stars Mark Wahlberg as Sgt. Tommy Saunders (a composite character), Michelle Monaghan as wife Carol Saunders, John Goodman as Police Commissioner Ed Davis, and Kevin Bacon as FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers.
Peter Berg is directing from a script by Matt Charman, based on Davis’ firsthand account. The film will open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles on Dec. 21.
Melissa attended the 3rd Annual College Signing Day event at the Harlem Armory in New York City (April 26). The event was co-hosted by MTV and was part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher.
I’ve added screen captures from the season finale of Supergirl. The images may contain spoilers. Enjoy!
Melissa is featured in the new Emmy Magazine Nº 3 issue! Chyler Leigh also appears in the issue and they both look stunning. Check out the images below!