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Spring TV Preview: New And Returning Faves Coming To CBS And The CW

Spring ahead with Supergirl's Melissa Benoist, United States of Al's Adhir Kalyan, Kung Fu's Olivia Liang, and Dynasty's Rafael De La Fuente.

Photo Credit: (from left) Melissa: Dean Buscher/The CW, Adhir: Robert Voets/ 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Olivia: Dean Buscher/The CW, Rafael: Quantrell Colbert/The CW.

Flights! Comedy! Action! Find out when these seven highly anticipated series premiere!

By Nate Millado

Be there for Kung Fu's first fight, Supergirl''s last flight, and all the highlights between when The CW rolls out its latest lineup! (And if you're looking for laughs, Chuck Lorre's got you covered with his latest CBS sitcom, United States of Al.) Watch rounds up your returning faves and your new obsessions with our Spring TV Preview!


Supergirl Says Goodbye

Supergirl is sadly coming to an end with its upcoming sixth season, and series star Melissa Benoist says it's "been an honor portraying this iconic character." She posted on social media: "Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless. She's had that impact on me, too."

Supergirl—Final season premieres Tuesday, March 30

\u200bMelissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl

Melissa Benoist dons the Supergirl cape one last time when The CW series premieres its sixth and final season.

Photo Credit: Dean Buscher/The CW

As we soar toward Supergirl''s thrilling conclusion, The CW has given us a glimpse into the beginning of the end with the official synopsis of the Season 6 premiere episode, "Rebirth":

As Brainiac (Jesse Rath) lays close to death after trying to stop Lex (Jon Cryer), Supergirl and team soar in to save him, engaging in an epic battle with Gamenmae (guest star Cara Buono). After beating Leviathan, Supergirl turns her attention to Lex, who has used the Obsidian platform to brainwash half the world to love him and follow him at all costs, no matter what horrible things he does. Knowing how dangerous this makes her brother, Lena (Katie McGrath) enlists the entire team—Alex (Chyler Leigh), J'onn (David Harewood), Dreamer (Nicole Maines), Kelly (Azie Tesfai), and Brainiac—to help, but Supergirl realizes that the only way to truly stop Lex is to sacrifice herself.

The sixth and final season of Supergirl premieres Tuesday, March 30, at 9/8c on The CW. Stream next day free only on The CW!

United States of Al—New series premieres Thursday, April 1

Adhir Kalyan as Al and Parker Young as Riley

Adhir Kalyan as Al and Parker Young as Riley in the CBS series United States of Al.

Photo Credit: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Entertainment

Leave it to king of comedy Chuck Lorre to reinvent the buddy com. United States of Al centers on the bromance between Riley (Parker Young)—a Marine combat vet struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio—and Awalmir ("Al") (Adhir Kalyan), the interpreter who served with Riley's unit in Afghanistan. Al's looking to start a new life in America and is greeted by Riley at the airport. "I want to see everything," says Al, "Washington, DC, Las Vegas, and what's the name of that place that sells peanut butter and brings it to you on a forklift?" Riley replies, "Costco."

United States of Al premieres Thursday, April 1, at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and Paramount+.

Kung Fu—New series premieres Wednesday, April 7

\u200bOlivia Liang as Nicky Shen

Her past is her future: Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen in The CW's new series Kung Fu.

Photo Credit: Kailey Schwerman/The CW

Meet Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), a Chinese-American college dropout who goes on a soul-searching sabbatical at an isolated monastery in China. (Talk about a quarter-life crisis!) But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown overrun by a powerful, corrupt Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sis, Althea (Shannon Dang); Althea's fiancé, Dennis (Tony Chung); pre-med bro Ryan (Jon Prasida); Assistant District Attorney and ex Evan (Gavin Stenhouse); and new beau Henry (Eddie Liu)—as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values—to protect her family and community. Oh, and as if bringing criminals to justice wasn't enough, Nicky's also searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her!

Kung Fu premieres Wednesday, April 7, at 8/7c on The CW. Stream next day free only on The CW!

DC's Legends of Tomorrow—Season 6 premieres Sunday, May 2

A group shot of DC's Legends of Tomorrow superheroes

Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Matt Ryan as Constantine, Olivia Swan as Astra, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heatwave, and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel.

Photo credit: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

We're just now getting "Thong Song" out of our heads—you may recall that our Legends battled the Encores while platinum-haired Sisqo (!) performed his 2000 earworm. Unfortunately, the Season 5 finale was also the swan song for two of our irreverent heroes: Zari 1.0—who went back inside the Air Totem to save her brother's life—and Charlie, who announced that she was leaving the Waverider. And then this cliffhanger: Sara (Caity Lotz) was abducted by aliens!

Season 6 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow premieres Sunday, May 2, at 8/7c on The CW. Stream next day free only on The CW!

Dynasty—Season 4 premieres Friday, May 7

Anders and Alexis from Dynasty

Dynasty face-off: Alan Dale as Anders and Elaine Hendrix as Alexis.

Photo Credit: Annette Brown/The CW

Everyone's favorite backstabbing billionaire family is back! So what does Season 4 have in store for the Carringtons?

After somehow surviving her bachelorette party in the third season finale, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) just wants to get hitched to Liam (Adam Huber) and have a nice, calm life. Good luck with that, Fallon!

Blake (Grant Show) and Cristal's (Daniella Alonso) relationship hit a rough patch with infidelity, and this season they'll work even harder to make their marriage last. (Although their many, many enemies have other plans.)

Meanwhile, Adam (Sam Underwood) tries to make a name for himself outside of his massive family shadow. As he ruthlessly climbs the ladder of success, things with girlfriend Kirby (Maddison Brown) get messy!

Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente) looks to expand his hotel and his heart with help from Culhane (Robert Riley).

And an unlikely alliance forms between Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) and her sister-in-law turned mother-in-law Dominique (Michael Michelle) as they set out to take back what they feel is rightfully theirs, even if it means deceiving their husband-slash-son Jeff.

Season 4 of Dynasty premieres Friday, May 7, at 9/8c on The CW. Stream next day free only on The CW.

In the Dark—Season 3 premieres Wednesday, June 9

Jess and Murphy sitting on a couch with Pretzel the dog

In the Dark's Brooke Markham as Jess Damon and Perry Mattfeld as Murphy Mason.

Photo Credit: Brendan Adam-Zwelling/The CW

Blind and bitter misanthrope Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfeld) isn't going anywhere anytime soon—The CW renewed In the Dark for a third and fourth season. With killer cop Dean (Rich Sommer) and drug kingpin Nia (Nicki Micheaux) dead, who'll emerge as the next big threat? What's in store for our perfectly imperfect antihero is being kept ... wait for it ... in the dark. But as long as we get more Pretzel (Murphy's trusty guide dog), we'll be happy.

Season 3 of In the Dark premieres Wednesday, June 9, at 9/8c on The CW. Stream next day free only on The CW!

The Republic of Sarah—New series premieres Monday, June 14

\u200bStella Baker as Sarah Cooper

Stella Baker as Sarah Cooper in The Republic of Sarah.

Photo Credit: Philippe Bossé/The CW

The bucolic tranquility of Greylock is turned upside down when an incredibly valuable mineral is discovered under the New Hampshire town. After state-backed mining company Lydon Industries swoops in with plans to extract the mineral—plans that include wiping Greylock off the map—rebellious HS teacher Sarah Cooper (Stella Baker) proposes an unconventional solution: Declare independence. Citing various historical maps, she explains that the land on which Greylock sits was never properly claimed by the United States. If Sarah and her friends can convince the town to vote for independence, Greylock can gain international sovereignty and protect its land for good! But a daunting task awaits: How do you build a country from scratch?

The Republic of Sarah premieres Monday, June 14, at 9/8c on The CW. Stream next day free only on The CW!


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