CBS has announced that their new Supergirl series from executive producer Greg Berlanti will air on Mondays at 8 PM. This will put it up against Fox's returning series Gotham. As comic based series have been growning the last few seasons, the only ones to have gone up against each other has been Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and iZombie based on a DC / Vertigo comic. This will be the first time two series based on the same universe will go head-to-head.
Update – here is the official synopsis for the series:
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) 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 (Chyler Leigh), 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 (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), 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. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").
Along with the time slot announcement, CBS has released these two new images. The first being of Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) while the second one features Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart).