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DC's Stargirl Takes Flight on The CW, But Is She a Part of Arrowverse?

ALSO: The Voice finale, After the Dance, Patton Oswalt, The Story of Soaps, Sweet Magnolias, and more.
  • Brec Bassinger in Stargirl. (DC Universe/The CW)
    Brec Bassinger in Stargirl. (DC Universe/The CW)

    A day after premiering on DC Universe, Stargirl is making its broadcast debut on The CW. Although she briefly appeared in this year's crossover event Crisis on Inifinite Earths, as Primetimer's Josh Zyber writes, it remains to be seen whether she'll be a part of the Arrowverse moving forward. Also today: The Voice crowns this season's winner, ESPN's The Last Dance gets an aftershow, and ABC takes a closer look at the underappreciated impact of the daytime soap. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    BROADCAST PREMIERE: The latest DC superhero series Stargirl follows Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a high school student who gains superpowers when she inherits her father's cosmic staff. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SEASON FINALE: Beginning with a one-hour look back, and continuing with part two of the season finale, The Voice is showcasing a new lineup of show-stopping performances before the announcement of the latest winner. The two-hour event begins at 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: With ESPN's ten-part docuseries The Last Dance having wrapped up its run Sunday night, the series gets its own aftershow tonight on ESPN's corporate sibling, ABC. After the Dance: A SportsCenter Special is hosted by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who will be joined by Magic Johnson alongside other "surprise guests." 8:00 PM on ABC

    COMEDY SPECIAL: Last seen on Netflix in his acclaimed 2017 special Annihilation, Patton Oswalt is back with a significantly lighter stand-up set.In I Love Everything, the gifted comedian touches on topics like wallpaper artists and passive aggressive attacks on non-existent Kirbys. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: People magazine and ABC are teaming up for The Story of Soaps, an in depth look at the history and legacy of daytime drama that has Primetimer's resident soap superfans waxing nostalgic for the genre's heyday. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Speaking of soaps, Netflix's sudsy new drama Sweet Magnolias carries the tradition forward as it follows the lives of three women living and raising their families in South Carolina. Based on the novels by Sherryl Woods. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Milking their hit show for all that it's worth, Fox's The Masked Singer: Road To The Finals presents the season's best performances and most shocking moments ahead of tomorrow night's finale. 8:00 PM on Fox

    NEW EPISODE: Ted Fujita began his career as an engineer before his early studies of the damage from the atomic blast on Nagasaki led him to change his field, eventually becoming an expert on the impacts of extreme weather events. American Experience: Mr. Tornado examines the full scope of his career, and the work that earned him his nickname. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Stargirl, The CW, DC Universe, Brec Bassinger