‘Supergirl’ Flies Away With People’s Choice Award For Favorite New TV Drama

by Joshua Raynor
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CBS’s very own ‘girl in blue’ had a big night at Wednesday’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards.

Only halfway into its first season, Supergirl managed to walk away with a crystal statue for the 2016 People’s Choice Award’s Favorite New TV Drama.  Melissa Benoist was present to accept the award.


Supergirl was up against some stiff competition, including Blindspot, Heroes Reborn, Code Black, and Quantico.

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant, who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen, as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when the head of a super-secret agency, where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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