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Tyler Hoechlin Takes Flight as Superman on 'Supergirl'



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    Tyler Hoechlin, who played Derek Hale on MTV’s "Teen Wolf," will appear in the first two episodes of season two of "Supergirl," Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. The show is moving to The CW from CBS.

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Tyler Hoechlin!

    The "Teen Wolf" veteran will play Clark Kent/Superman in the second season of "Supergirl" when it moves to The CW this fall.

    "Greg and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman," "Supergirl" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told E! News in a statement. "We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character."

    Last season, when "Supergirl" was on CBS, Superman was not seen, just mentioned and chatted with his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) online. This year he'll recur.

    Hoechlin, 28, recently appeared in Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some" and will soon appear in "Stratton." His other credits include "Road to Perdition," "Hall Pass" and "7th Heaven."

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    "Supergirl," which also stars Calista Flockhart, Jeremy Jordan and Mehcad Brooks, will move to The CW this fall, but retain its Mondays 8 p.m. timeslot it occupied during its first season on CBS.

    The series will now be part of The CW's growing roster of superhero shows that includes "Arrow," "The Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow." Expect a big four-way crossover. Last year, Grant Gustin of "The Flash" guest starred on "Supergirl" and it was established the two are on different Earths (which fans will of course know is a common things in the DC Comics universe).

    Hoechlin joins a long line of TV Supermen that has included Dean Cain, George Reeves and Tom Welling.

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