Supergirl's Final Season Officially Gets a Premiere Date as Superman & Lois Takes a Break

Supergirl is about to return for its sixth and final season on The CW, borrowing a time slot from its cousin, Superman & Lois.

By Lauren Piester Mar 05, 2021 8:07 PMTags

Supergirl's final season is coming sooner than you might have thought. 

Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) is officially making her return in just a few weeks on March 30, taking over for her cousin, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), while he goes on a bit of a break (due to a COVID-19-related production delay). Supergirl will take over Superman & Lois' Tuesday time slot for the first half of its final run, with the Kent family returning on Tuesday, May 18. Supergirl will return for the second half of the season—and the series finale—later in the summer. 

Both shows air at 9 p.m. ET/PT, right after episodes of The Flash, making for some seriously super Tuesdays. 

Like most shows in 2020, season five of Supergirl was cut a few episodes short due to the coronavirus pandemic, and had to turn a non-finale into a finale with a big showdown against the crime organization Leviathan. While Alex (Chyler Leigh) debuted her new vigilante identity, Kara and Lena (Katie McGrath) finally reconciled after a whole lot of sharing and apologizing, and now they're united in taking down Lena's evil family in season six. 

In real life, Benoist gave birth to her first child, a boy, with husband and sometimes co-star Chris Wood back in September. 

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The CW is also about to debut the special, People Presents: Harry & Meghan's American Dream, which, according to the network, "follows the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who stunned the world by existing royal life. One year later, they are very much living the American dream with multimillion-dollar streaming deals and a California mansion to call home with two-year old Archie. But a personal tragedy and ongoing tensions with brother Prince William and Kate have at times clouded their first year of freedom. This one-hour special will trace Harry and Meghan's journey from royalty to celebrity." 

That special airs Thursday, March 25 at 8 p.m., followed by an episode of Legacies.

Keep up with all the upcoming premiere dates below!

The Bachelorette (ABC) - Oct. 19

Michelle Young gets her chance in the spotlight in a special fall season of The Bachelorette, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19.

NEW: Queens (ABC) - Oct. 19

Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velasquez star as four former hip hop stars who are reuniting in their 40s in this new ABC drama, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 19.

NEW: Sex, Love & goop (Netflix) - Oct. 21

Gwyneth Paltrow and the goop team are back with a new series, Sex, Love & goop.

The Blacklist (NBC) - Oct. 21

The Blacklist, sans Megan Boone, returns for season nine on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Insecure (HBO) - Oct. 24

The fifth and final season of Insecure will premiere on HBO Oct. 24.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - Oct. 24

Curb Your Enthusiasm's 11th season will debut Oct. 24 on HBO.

All American (The CW) - Oct. 25

All American returns for a fourth season on Monday, Oct. 25 on The CW.

4400 (The CW) - Oct. 25

In this reboot of the former USA Network drama, 4400 marginalized people who have gone missing over the last century suddenly return, with no memory and no signs of aging. It premieres Monday, Oct. 25. 

Walker (The CW) - Oct. 28

Walker is back for his second season on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Love Life (HBO Max) - Oct. 28

Catch the first three episodes of Love Life season two on HBO Max Oct. 28.

Dr. Who (BBC One/BBC America) - Oct. 31

Jodie Whittaker's final season as the Time Lord will premiere on Halloween.

Dickinson (AppleTV+) - Nov. 5

Hailee Steinfeld takes her final bow as Emily Dickinson in the third and final season of AppleTV+'s Dickinson. 

Gentefied (Netflix) - Nov. 10

Netflix's Gentefied will return with a second season on Nov. 10.

The Flash (The CW) - Nov. 16

The Flash is back for season eight on Tuesday, Nov. 16. 

Riverdale (The CW) - Nov. 16

The grown-up kids of Riverdale return on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for season six.

Hanna (Amazon Prime Video) - Nov. 24

Amazon Prime Video's action-packed series Hanna returns for a third season on Nov. 24.

Selling Sunset - Nov. 24

Season four of Netflix's popular series returns Nov. 24.

12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max) - Nov. 25

Three new singles seek out someone special to bring home for the holidays in HBO Max's 12 Dates of Christmasreturning for season two on Nov. 25. 

Emily in Paris (Netflix) - Dec. 22

Say bonjour to season two of Emily in Paris, premiering on Netflix on Dec. 22. 

The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) - Dec. 29

Disney+'s newest Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, will premiere before the New Year: Dec. 29, to be exact.

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