Supergirl given an extra seven episodes

CBS extends first season

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Supergirl is flying high as CBS grants the superhero series a further seven episodes to its first season.

The seven-episode pickup, brings the Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television show to a total of 20 episodes.

The series, which airs on Sky 1 in the UK, stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler LeighJeremy JordanDavid Harewood and Calista Flockhart.

Based on characters from the DC Comics, the series focuses on Kara/Supergirl (Benoist) as she comes out from the shadows to protect National City from extraterrestrial menace and high-tech villains.