Actor Tyler Hoechlin attends the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids' Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique on April 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. 

Actor Tyler Hoechlin attends the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids' Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique on April 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. 

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Supergirl, which said it was bringing along a familiar hero when it announced its move to the CW, announced its Superman on Thursday, according to Deadline: Tyler Hoechlin (Teen WolfRoad to Perdition).

Superman will visit Kara in National City at the start of the series' second season. The show will air at 7 p.m. Mondays on the CW.

As much as the series referenced Supergirl's cousin, it was only a matter of time before show runners had to put a face to the oft-spoken name.

So, that's two folks from Metropolis: Jimmy Olsen (Austin native Mehcad Brooks) is already working alongside Kara to fight crime and at her day job at a media empire.

I guess my one-woman campaign for the return of Tom Welling, who wore the red and blue in Smallville, didn't work. Hoechlin will be the latest in a long and getting-longer line of actors to play the Big Blue Boy Scout that includes George Reeves; Dean Cain; Brandon Routh (who plays Atom on DC's Legends of Tomorrow); Tim Daly and his son, Sam Daly (DC Animated Universe); and Christopher Reeve. Henry Cavill plays Superman in the current Justice League films.

As Cain, Routh and Tim Daly would say, "Welcome to the league of Supermen."

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