- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 11, 2016

If it worked for one blonde superhero on the CW’s predecessor network, why not try it again 15 years later?

In a move that may call to mind a plot device used on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” producers for CW’s “Supergirl” have announced a “musical” crossover for their superhero shows “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”

Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin will sound off their superpowered pipes for two musical crossover episodes in the second half of the season, Variety reported Thursday, citing executive producers at The CW’s Television Critics Association summer press tour presentation.

The title characters for their respective TV franchises did a crossover episode on “Supergirl” earlier this year when the program aired on CBS. 

“When they’re not acting or flying or punching or exploding things, they’re singing,” quipped “Supergirl” co-creator Ali Adler regarding Miss Benoist and Mr. Gustin’s antics between takes. 

Fifteen years ago this November, UPN’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” took its stab at a musical episode, titled “Once More, with Feeling,” in which characters, compelled by a mysterious force, burst into song and confessed their true feelings.

That episode, which aired in the show’s sixth season, was well received by fans, judging from its 9.8 out of 10 rating on imdb.com. By comparison, “Buffy” as a series scored a solid 8.2 out of 10.

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