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CBS orders more episodes of Supergirl

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More “Supergirl” action is on the way, thanks to a new full-season pick-up from CBS that was confirmed today. “Supergirl” saw a terrific start on CBS this year and the network has confirmed that the new show will expand into a full series this season CBS announced today an order for seven more episodes of SUPERGIRL, providing a full season of 20 episodes for the freshman drama that launched on Oct. 26. CBS has now given additional episode orders to all four of its new fall series – SUPERGIRL, LIFE IN PIECES, LIMITLESS and CODE BLACK.

SUPERGIRL currently averages 11.24 million viewers, 2.8/08 in adults 18-49 and 3.5/09 in adults 25-54. The series has improved the year ago time period by +46% in viewers, +40% in adults 18-49 and +25% in adults 25-54.

SUPERGIRL stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. SUPERGIRL is based on the characters from DC Comics.

While a few episodes have been jumbled from their original air-date because of the Paris Terrorist Attacks, the show’s main-story will continue as planned as CBS closes out the first season. CBS stopped short of detailing the new episodes, only mentioning that the show has added seven more episodes from the original order. The guest stars and teasers for the new episodes should start popping up online over the next few weeks. Until then, viewers can catch Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl at her regularly scheduled time.