"Supergirl" fans have gotten some super news to start their week: CBS has ordered additional episodes of the freshman superhero drama, picking up the series for a full-season order.

CBS revealed the pickup on Monday morning, announcing that an additional seven episodes would be shot, bringing "Supergirl"'s first season to a total of 20 episodes. The drama stars Melissa Benoist as the titular heroine, who's struggling to adjust to her powers while also juggling a demanding day job working for a media mogul, played by Calista Flockhart.

The series has performed decently for the network, averaging 11.24 million viewers since its debut in October. While those aren't exactly blockbuster numbers, especially for the ratings powerhouse CBS, the show has gotten great buzz from critics and viewers alike, and Variety reports that the network is a fan of the show and is eager to support it. Ordering a full season is one way of doing that.

"Supergirl" joins fellow freshman shows "Limitless," "Life in Pieces," and "Code Black," which have all received either full-season or additional episode orders from CBS. Across all the networks, other new series getting full-season pickups include "Grandfathered," "The Grinder," "Rosewood," "Quantico," "Dr. Ken," "The Muppets," and "Blindspot."

"Supergirl" airs on Mondays on CBS.

[via: Variety]

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