When does Supergirl season 5 return to The CW?

Supergirl’s fifth season may have taken another short hiatus from The CW, but here’s when we can expect it to return.

Supergirl is currently airing its fifth season on The CW. However, the long-running Arrowverse show – which only recently returned from its Christmas hiatus to air its midseason premiere – has taken another brief break from the network.

The show follows DC Comics character Kara Zor-El – the cousin of Superman and one of the last known survivors of Krypton- who comes to earth and follows in her cousin’s footsteps to become the mighty Supergirl. It stars Melisa Benoist as the titular hero and has, for the past five years, been one of the most popular shows on TV.

Season 5 has been an intense year for the Girl of Steel as it has charted the rise of the ancient (and destructive) organization known as Leviathan – an organization that has given Supergirl and her team of fellow heroes as the D.E.O. a lot of trouble over the past few months.

On top of that, the show was most recently involved in the Arrowverse’s game-changing Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover – which saw it, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, newcomer Batwoman and non-Arrowverse show Black Lightning cross over with the show that started it all, Arrow, one final time.

With the multiverse changed forever, things have been different on all of the Arrowverse shows. For Supergirl, that means that the villainous Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) – who rewrote reality during the Crisis to make himself a Paragon – is considered a hero to the world.

Meanwhile, Kara has been attempting to prove to his sister, and one of her best friends, Lena (Katie McGrath) that she’s still worth trusting while her own sister Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) and Nia Nal (Nicole Maines) have been trying to help her keep the world safe – away from Lex’s prying eyes.

The most recent episode saw Kara’s long-time best friend Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) return from the future and the next installment, “Back From The Future – Part Two”, will continue that arc, while Kara will also receive an unexpected date proposal from William Dey (Staz Nair).

Sunday nights just aren’t the same without Supergirl but, considering the Super Bowl was on, it made sense for The CW to allow it to take a slight break so that the two wouldn’t clash.

Thankfully, fans of the show won’t have to wait too long for the next developments as it will return to The CW on Sunday, February 16 in order to air a brand new episode – picking up where things left off.

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