Newswire: CBS’ Supergirl will be a crime procedural, obviously

Amid the big news at CBS’ upfront presentation today (by which we refer, of course, to the renewal of Madam Secretary), CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler took a moment to discuss Supergirl, the network’s first attempt at a superhero series since The Flash in 1990. While actual details about the character—like which actress will play her, or what that actress will be wearing in photos that will make people irrationally upset a few months from now—are still vague, Tassler confirmed one thing that should have been obvious when the show was picked up by CBS: Supergirl will contain elements of a crime procedural.

“The beauty of it is now with shows like Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week,” Tassler says. “She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime …

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