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Ian Gomez Makes Debut on Supergirl

Photo by Heroes Direct

Photo by Heroes Direct

Ian Gomez of Cougar Town and My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame will be joining Supergirl tonight in the role of Snapper Carr.

In his new role, Gomez will be taking over Cat Grant‘s (Calista Flockhart) position as CatCo’s editor-in-chief now that the actress playing her has been dropped from the main cast to a series regular since the show switched production from Los Angeles to Canada.

In the comics, Snapper Carr was initially a mascot for the Justice League and helped to humanize the larger than life characters like Wonder Woman and Superman while bringing in teen readers.

In later years, the character became an executive assistant for the superhero team and then a journalist who reports on the Justice League’s exploits.

Alternate versions of Carr have him joining the secret government agency Checkmate and gaining teleportation powers.

Supergirl will be returning the Carr character back to his mid-career adventures as a journalist. Whether he is a fan of the superhero Supergirl in the show has yet to be revealed, but he definitely does not find her pedestrian alter ego, Kara Danvers, that impressive in the trailer for tonight’s episode, “The Last Children of Krypton.”

Supergirl is on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. Next week’s episode will feature Floriana Lima as Special Crimes Investigator Maggie Sawyer.

Supergirl Casting Update

Photo courtesy of Cuppcreations.com

Photo courtesy of Cuppcreations.com

Floriana Lima and Ian Gomez were recently cast in the superhero show “Supergirl.”

Lima will play the character Maggie Sawyer, a badass detective that has been a supporting character of both Superman and Batman in the comics. In the show, she will be head of the National City Police Department. Outside of being one of the toughest street level female characters without powers in the comics, she is also one of its most prominent lesbian protagonists.

Gomez will be starring as Snapper Carr, and taking over the role of Editor-in-Chief of CatCo from Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant. As one of the highest paid stars on “Supergirl,” Flockhart is leaving the role because of the shows move from CBS to the CW.

The change in networks means the show will be filming in Vancouver instead of sunny California, where it use to shoot episodes, because of the smaller budget that the CW has for its actors and special effects crew.

Lynda Carter, the television’s only live-action version of Wonder Woman, will also be joining the show as the President of the United States, which is timely considering Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.

“Supergirl” is set to make its debut on the CW on Oct. 10th on Monday nights at 8p.m. EST.