Supergirl is back. The series returns for its fifth season on the CW, and it follows the titular character (Melissa Benoist) as she adjust to new changes (and foes) in her life. The season premieres tonight at 9/8c.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the CW on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
The CW (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CW on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, which includes CW (live in most markets).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CW on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now offers six different channel packages, all of which include the CW (live in select markets).
You can sign up for AT&T TV Now right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CW on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now comes with included cloud DVR.
‘Supergirl’ Season 5 Preview
The premiere episode is titled “Event Horizon,” and the synopsis reads, “Kara is surprised to find that CatCo has a new owner who has brought in a star reporter; new couples emerge and explore their budding relationships; J’onn J’onzz receives an unexpected visitor.”
Melissa Benoist talked about the upcoming season, and what fans should expect, during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Kara is always evolving and becoming more of a woman. It’s so fun to look back on season 1 and see how much she has grown,” she explained. “I just felt an ownership and responsibility, and what I wanted [the role] to mean to other people.”
Benoist also brought up character Lena Luther (Katie McGrath), and the fact that the season five will delve into her fate.“This season’s going to be a fight for Lena’s soul. I was devastated that it was Lex Luthor that told her,” she recalled. “That was such a shot in the heart to Lena, a character that my character loves so dearly. It was painful.”
Showrunner Robert Rovner likened season five to the anthology series Black Mirror, in that it will deal with technology and its effects.“What we’re looking at is how technology is impacting the way people engage and giving them an escape not to engage,” he explained. “It seems like nowadays, everyone is kind of on their phones or not really present, and so we wanted to speak to that and kind of how it might be hard to live in the ugliness of what’s going on, and how a character like Kara can try and help us overcome that. It speaks to a lot of the stuff the characters will be going through.”