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I'm all for crossovers. I think they've helped the DC universe to be able to expand on the CW and they have also helped to connect Dick Wolf's NBC shows. Heck, Fox was even able to bridge the supernatural world of Sleepy Hollow with the generally scientific world of Bones. If that's possible, then anything is possible, and I shouldn't be surprised about a couple of superhero shows getting a musical crossover. I shouldn't, but I am.
News broke at TCA today that Supergirl and The Flash are crossing over, which we basically already knew, considering Grant Gustin confirmed he was in a slew of crossover episodes coming up. What we didn't know was that this specific Supergirl and Flash crossover episode would be a musical. As in lalalalalalala. Yes, it's all happening.
Speaking at TCA (via EW), producer Greg Berlanti announced that the crossover is happening, also giving us an idea of when to expect the episode.
There's going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl and Flash.
Details are a little bit on the scarce side at this point, but we do know that it should be coming after the epic 4-show crossover that has been teased over the past few weeks. We also know that Greg Berlanti was the dude championing the crossovers, because he loves musicals.
I don't know how I feel about a musical episode. In a lot of ways it seems super gimmicky and may distract the hardcore comics fans who also love what DC has been doing on TV. On the other hand, it's certainly something to talk about and it's not like the shows will just be forcing people who can't sing to take a ton of solos. Melissa Benoist, who now stars in Supergirl, is just as famous for working on Glee. Grant Gustin has also been on Glee and he's done work on Broadway, performing in a West Side Story revival for almost a year. Witness his singing skills:
I guess Greg Berlanti should be thanking Ryan Murphy for his glorious former casting choices, but that's neither here nor there.
We'll let you know what else is going on with this musical episode as details start to trickle out later this TV season. In the meantime, The Flash hits the schedule for Season 3 on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Supergirl is moving to the CW for Season 2 but will stay in its old timeslot and will begin airing on Monday, October 10, also at 8 p.m. ET. To find out what else is airing before midseason, be sure to check out our fall TV premiere schedule.