‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist Joins Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Bloom to Tout CW ‘Girl Power’

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Last Updated: May 19, 2016 @ 1:34 PM

The CW showcases series starring and run by powerful women, something that seems to (weirdly) still be a bit of a rarity in Hollywood.

That’s something network stars Melissa Benoist, Gina Rodriguez and Rachel Bloom praised their host channel for on Thursday morning, during its midtown Manhattan upfront event — an annual attempt to woo advertisers into buying on-air commercial time.

The concept of having women front-and-center in the entertainment industry is still “surprisingly rare,” Bloom said from the New York City Center stage, “considering we’re half the world.”

“So, I don’t know why it’s taken this long, because we’re like 51 percent of Earth,” the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star added, drawing laughs and cheers.

Shortly thereafter, “Supergirl” Benoist joined the two in front of the ad-buying audience.

“I’m excited that we can bring some more girl power to the mix,” she said, speaking about the network’s salvaging her female superhero vehicle.

“Supergirl” started over on CBS for the 2015-2016 season, but it will land on the younger-skewing CW for its sophomore run this fall. The show keep its familiar 8 o’clock Monday time slot, but fans will have to click over a few more channels to catch it.

Earlier on Thursday, network chief Mark Pedowitz admitted it’s possible that “Supergirl” supporting actress Calista Flockhart may not be back for Season 2.