'Supergirl' villain Master Jailer will be portrayed by Jeff Branson.

No ‘Supergirl’ This Week Due To Adele & Grammys — Master Jailer Will Be Introduced February 22

Coverage of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards takes over CBS at 7 p.m. EST and includes performances by some of today’s biggest pop superstars. Taylor Swift has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and is expected to perform her new single, “Out of the Woods,” at tonight’s ceremony. Rihanna, who received no nominations for “B***h Better Have My Money” or “FourFiveSeconds,” will likely be performing something from Anti. Adele, whose album 25 was released too late to be eligible for this year’s Grammys, will be performing music off of that record-breaking album.

Coverage of the Grammy Awards has put Supergirl on hiatus for a week. As last week’s episode ended, the drama was minimal, and there were no cliffhangers or sure signs of trouble to come. Kara’s aunt Astra died, and Non was none too happy that Supergirl was alive. But with such sites as Supergirl TV releasing the news, we know that Supergirl and friends will have another villain from the DC canon to deal with: Master Jailer. As exciting as new villains can be, it certainly takes a backseat to the Grammy Awards. Jeff Branson’s debut on Supergirl is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 22.

Rihanna, who has a history of impressive performances at the Grammy Awards, just released Anti last month. Like Adele’s 25, it will have to wait until 2017 to receive any golden gramophones. However, Rihanna released two very popular singles last year — FourFiveSeconds (with Kanye West and Paul McCartney) and B***h Better Have My Money — which many thought would earn Rihanna at least a nomination or two.

While Taylor Swift may have earned seven nominations, it was Kendrick Lamar who has the most with 11. The Weeknd, like Swift, were also nominated for seven Grammys. Swift, Lamar, and The Weeknd are all scheduled to perform this year.

But perhaps the most anticipated live performance is that of Adele, who will almost certainly be playing songs from her incredibly successful album 25, which she is currently out on tour to promote.

As reported by Variety, the TV ratings for last year’s Grammys hit a six-year low with 25.3 million viewers. Supergirl, by comparison, drew 13 million viewers for the pilot and about eight million for last week’s episode.

While details have yet to be released regarding how Master Jailer will be portrayed in Supergirl (and possibly other shows from the “Arrowverse“), the criminal has a deep DC Comics history. He is a master of both creating and escaping traps. He was unliked by his peers as a youth and developed a hatred for Super Boy. He trained physically and mentally, becoming an enemy who possesses both incredible strength and genius-level intelligence (with a particular pension for science).

An alternate version of Master Jailer’s origins was written in the 1980s as part of DC Comics’ Crisis of Infinite Earths. In this second version, Carl Draper works for S.T.A.R. Labs and eventually becomes obsessed with building a cell that could hold Superman.

Where To Watch

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards air on CBS. Coverage from the red carpet begins 8/7c, an hour prior to the ceremony. Supergirl returns to CBS on February 22 at 8/7c. Full episodes of Supergirl are available to stream on-demand at the CBS website the day after they air on television.

[Image via Supergirl TV]

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