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Necessary Roughness's Mehcad Brooks Joins 'Supergirl' As Jimmy Olsen

Necessary Roughness's Mehcad Brooks Joins 'Supergirl' As Jimmy Olsen

Congrats to Mehcad Brooks!

THR reports that the 34-year-old Necessary Roughness actor has been cast alongside Melissa Benoist as Jimmy Olsen in the upcoming Supergirl series.

In the new show, Jimmy is a photographer at CatCo., where Kara (Beniost) works. He’s the salt of the earth and this only makes Kara crush on him even more. The character has recently been living and working in National City though the reason is still a secret. As Kara emerges as Supergirl they grow closer.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Mehcad as Jimmy?

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  • soggybiscuit

    looks to pretty to be J Olsen

  • 55vineyard

    What do I think?? I think they should stop making remakes.
    This guy does not look remotely like Jimmy Olsen in the comics I read as a kid (yes I am old, so will you be if you get lucky).

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Race changing is racist.

  • Jenny from the flop

    Jimmy Olsen is not black

  • Jon M’Shulla


    DC has dozens of wonderful, unused, teen, minority, super heroes. Why not pick one or two of them to be Supergirls’ pals? Why race change?

    Heaven forbid they create a new minority character.

    What must an Asian or Latino or Native American Fan think about this constant race changing from White to Black? What about them? Why are African Americans so gleeful? This is not a win. Demand they use established minority characters instead of this crap.

    Why piss off half the audience when ratings are so crucial? Jimmy isn’t even important to Supergirls’ story usually.

    Why couldn’t this fellow be Batwing or Kal dur’ahm? Or a new Kryptonian? Or just a fellow she hangs with?

    Because, CBS is a bunch of idiots!!!!!

  • steamboat

    Let me see… Jimmy Olsen is now black and wants to get into Supergirl’s pants. Really PC You FREAKS!!! Spiderman has been killed off and replaced by a multiracial (black/hispanic) Spiderman. Superman has renounced his American citizenship. Green Lantern is gay. Perry WHITE is black. Wonder woman may be gay. The new fantastic Four reboot has a black Johnny Storm and a white Sue Storm. And there’s talk of changing Thor’s sex. Archie is knocked off taking a bullet for a gay friend (was it Reggie or Jughead ?) . And now there’s talk of making Captain America black in upcoming movies. This is what happens when liberals get in charge. They’re not satisfied with creating their own set of diverse characters. They have to get in there and destroy our age-old icons and impose their warped morals (or lack there of) on us. Well FU Libs !!!

  • steamboat

    “Jimmy isn’t even important to Supergirls’ story usually.” Very true… but they now want to make Jimmy, Supergirl’s love interest. It’s totally warped.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Just how stupid is CBS?

    Mehcad could have been cast as a cool, super powered being like Kaldur’ahm (JacksonHyde) or Static Shock (although he seems a bit old for that dude.)

    Instead they change races and alienate half the viewers.