Julian McMahon as Jess LaCroix, Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes, Miguel Gomez as Ivan Ortiz, Zeeko Zaki as Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan, and Missy Peregrym as Maggie Bell.

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By Nate Millado

FBI: International—the globe-trotting iteration of the popular franchise—kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 21, as part of a three-hour crossover premiere event! So you'll get introduced to the Fly Team's special agents with a little help from some friends, including FBI's OA (Zeeko Zaki) and Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) and FBI: Most Wanted's Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon).

Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen our favorite characters from different shows cross paths. Watch rounds up some of our favorite crossover events!

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The FBI three-hour crossover event airs Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8-11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Supergirl "Star-Crossed" andThe Flash "Duet"

\u200b Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist strike a ballroom dance pose

Once more with feeling! The Flash's Barry Allen and Supergirl''s Kara sing and dance their way through this musical crossover.

Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW.

Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Barry (Grant Gustin) find themselves trapped in a musical and must sing and dance their way out of this alternate reality. Luckily for them (and us viewers), this dynamic duo is more than capable of tackling the demanding song-and-dance numbers. Their fellow Glee alum Darren Criss plays the crossover's big bad, the Music Meister.

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The final season of Supergirl returns Tuesday, August 24, on The CW. Watch free next day on CWTV.com and The CW app.

Hawaii Five-0 "Pa Make Loa" and NCIS: Los Angeles "Touch of Death"

Chris O'Donnell and and Scott Caan watch as LL COOL J and Daniel Dae Kim race away

When worlds collide! Hawaii Five-0 meets NCIS: Los Angeles.

Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS.

Agents Sam Hanna (LL COOL J) and G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell) head to the Aloha State to help Five-0 nab prime suspect Dracul Comescu. The joint task force—with Detective Sergeant Danny Williams (Scott Caan) and Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), in tow—travels from Hawaii to Los Angeles when the lead suspect in the case moves to the mainland with a deadly virus. Fun fact: "Pa Make Loa" in Hawaiian translates to "Touch of Death."

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NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans "Pandora's Box Parts I and II"

Scott Bakula with Vanessa Ferlito and Wilmer Valderrama

NCIS Special Agents Dwayne Pride, Tammy Gregorio, and Nick Torres.

Photo: Skip Bolen/CBS.

Laissez les bons temps rouler ("let the good times roll") when the NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans teams join forces to track down a "how to be a terrorist" playbook—during Mardi Gras, no less, where everyone is masked!

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Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Crisis on Infinite Earths"

A group photo of the stars of The CW Arrowverse shows

Back row: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Grant Gustin as The Flash, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5. Front row: Audrey Marie Anderson as Harbinger, Katherine McNamara as Mia, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman, and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane.

Photo: Katie Yu/The CW.

The CW's annual Arrowverse crossover—which unites all of the network's DC shows—is always an event. But the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" storyline, where our super friends unite to vanquish the Anti-Monitor—more than lived up to the hype, with long-lasting repercussions, fun cameos from other DC properties (hello, Man of Steel Brandon Routh and Ezra Miller Flash), and one shocking death (RIP Oliver Queen/Green Arrow).

The final season of Supergirl returns Tuesday, August 24, on The CW. Watch free next day on CWTV.com and The CW app.

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Hawaii Five-0 "Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana?" and Magnum, P.I. "Desperate Measures"

A scene from the Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum, P.I. crossover

Katrina Law as Quinn, Meaghan Rath as Tani Rey, Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, Zachary Knighton as Orville 'Rick' Wright, and Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum.

Photo: Karen Neal/CBS.

Sure, Hawaii Five-0 characters have appeared on Magnum, P.I. before, but in this full-fledged crossover, McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and co. reluctantly team up with Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) to recover a stolen list of undercover CIA agents.

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Supernatural "Scoobynatural"

The stars of Supernatural animated as cartoon characters

The Winchester Bros. get animated for "Scoobynatural."

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On paper, the tonally different cartoon classic and the totally-not-for-kids Supernatural series shouldn't work—and yet the meta "Scoobynatural" episode hits you with the nostalgic feels. Sam (Jared Padelicki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Castiel (Misha Collins) are sucked into the 1970 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "A Night of Fright Is No Delight" and must help the Scooby Gang solve the mystery. Of course Dean (being Dean) calls "dibs on Daphne!"

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Superheroes with super voices: Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Melissa Benoist as Kara

Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW.

By Nate Millado

Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski have wowed us with their acting chops—but did you know The Good Fight stars have vocal chops too? And they're far from the only double threats on television. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite stars who can act and sing.

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Photography by F. Scott Schafer.


​Daniela Ruah

\u200bDaniela Ruah wears an elegant black evening dress as she seemingly is emerging from a swimming pool

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

As Special Agent Kensi Blye, Daniela Ruah delivers a mix of tomboy tough and feminine mystique. Here, she displays the latter in Santa Barbara.

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Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski stands poolside wearing a vibrant red and blue dress with a buccolic countryside stretching out behind her

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Bellissima! Even in the stunning hills of Tuscany, The Good Fight star commands center stage.

The Good Fight streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

​Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore strikes the yoga warrior pose as he stretches at a private hotel pool

Photography by Kwaku Alston.

The man behind Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson on S.W.A.T. strikes a steamy warrior pose.

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Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez naps in the sun while poolside

Photography by Derek Blanks.

Magnum P.I. actor Jay Hernandez proves nothing is more relaxing than some fun in the Cancún sun.

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​Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama is fully clothed and emerging from a body of water

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama brings his signature smolder to this sexy photo shoot in Honolulu.

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​Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Scott Thomas wears a vibrant yellow dress with massive sleeves stands in front of a pool and tiled pillar

Photography by Andrew Eccles.

Melody Thomas Scott, who recently celebrated forty years of playing Nikki Newman on Y&R, takes some R&R in Malibu.

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Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman standing at the edge of a pool

Photography by F. Scott Schafer.

Further proof that Peter Bergman walks on water.

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​Candice Patton

Candice Patton swims in a seaside swimming pool wearing a blue swimsuit

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Candice Patton, who plays journalist Iris West on The CW drama, is photographed on the equally gorgeous island of Jamaica.

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

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By Katey Clifford

It's no secret that superhero moms often come to tragic ends. And those tragic family backstories transform many characters into TV's favorite crime-fighting, world-saving heroes. Moms have a lasting effect on their children that not only makes them the superheroes we love, but also shapes the world around us for the better.

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Alura Zor-El

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and her mother Erica Durance as Alura Zor El standing side by side as people rush around them

Erica Durance as Alura Zor-El and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl.

Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW.

Alura Zor-El (Erica Durance) loved Supergirl enough to let her go. When finding out about Krypton's impending destruction, she sent Kara off to Earth, knowing she may never see her again or even if Kara herself would live through the trip. Kara is devastated by not having her mom in her life, until we find out Alura survived the explosion on Krypton! Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing the super-mother and daughter finally reunite after many long years, and more heartbreaking than—spoiler alert!—than watching the Girl of Steel losing her for good, along with the rest of Argo City.

Supergirl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. Stream free Wednesdays only on The CW.

Eliza Danvers

Melissa Benoist as Kara sitting on a wicker couch next to her stepmom Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers

Melissa Benoist as Kara and Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers in Supergirl.

Phtoo Credit: Robert Falconer/The CW.

Supergirl's adoptive mom, Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater), is arguably just as important as her real mom, Alura Zor-El. When Supergirl arrives from planet Krypton on to Earth, she needs someone to care for her while her biological mom isn't around. Eliza steps in to raise Kara as one of her own.

Supergirl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. Stream free Wednesdays only on The CW.

Nora Allen

Barry Allen in a chair and having his face held by his kneeling mother Nora Allen played by actress Michelle Harrison

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen in The Flash.

Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW.

The bond between mom and son is truly unbreakable. Barry Allen, also known as The Flash, is the son of Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison). His entire tragic backstory comes from how much he loves his mother. When Nora dies mysteriously, and her death is pinned on Barry's father, Barry dedicates his life to trying to clear his father's name and, in the process, discovers what really happened to his mom.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream free Wednesdays only on The CW.

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Lynn Pierce

Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce looking seriously determined while being held back by her daughter

Christine Adams as Lynn and Nafessa Williams as Anissa in Black Lightning.

Photo Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW.

While Lynn Pierce (Christine Adams) isn't a mom to a superhero—she's the wife (and loving mom to her and Black Lightning's two superheroine daughters, Anissa/Thunder and Jennifer/Lightning)—this mom deserves the spotlight because of her absolute strength living with a superhero family.

Although she's separated from Black Lightning because she didn't want him to continue a life of dangerous superheroism, she was strong in her commitment to her daughters and stood firm in what she thought was best for them. A woman who knows what she wants is a powerful force, indeed!

Black Lightning airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW. Stream free Tuesdays only on The CW.

Gabi Kane

Rachel Skarsten as Beth and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane\u200b in Batwoman.

Rachel Skarsten as Beth and Ruby Rose as Kate Kane in Batwoman.

Photo Credit: Shane Harvey/The CW.

Nothing's stronger than a mother's love! Gabi Kane (Michelle Morgan) was mother to Kate and Beth Kane, otherwise known as Batwoman and her nemesis Alice. Despite Gabi passing away all too soon, when her two daughters were just in their early teens, both Kate and her twin sister, Beth (pictured above), knew they were loved dearly. Directly before her death, Gabi gave her daughters garnet necklaces to match her own garnet earrings as a sign of her love for them.

Batwoman airs Sundays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream free Mondays only on The CW.

Barbara Whitmore

Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore sitting on a bed with her daughter Courtney

Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore and Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore.

Photo Credit: Eli Joshua Adé/The CW

Stargirl battles it out on screen against the Injustice Society, including villains like Tigress, Wizard, Solomon Grundy, Icicle, Sportsmaster, and Dragon King.

The most important part here? Her mother, Barbara Whitmore (Amy Smart)! Barbara's just trying to hop back into the workforce now that her daughter Courtney is old enough. You think wrangling a teenager is hard? Try doing it with a superheroine!

DC's Stargirl airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream free the next day only on The CW App.

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