It seems that renewing nearly all of its TV shows wasn’t enough for The CW and now it has decided to renew other network’s shows, like CBS’s Supergirl. Fans had been concerned that the female-led series wouldn’t get a renewal at CBS because of the network’s older demographics, but The CW wagged its finger and swooped in to rescue the happy-go-lucky series.
Supergirl did well over at CBS, ranking as the number one new drama, but it also came in as the most expensive, likely in part due to filming in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter states:
The move comes as producers Warner Bros. Television had been looking for ways to reduce costs on the drama — which ranked as CBS’ most expensive first-year show. Despite moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver (where all of The CW’s other DC Comics shows are filmed), CBS ultimately decided that Supergirl’s ratings, even with a reduced licensing fee, did not justify a second season.
After The Flash-crossover episode and with all the other DC shows on the network, The CW seems like the perfect home for the plucky little show. If the cliffhanger ending to season one and the connection to Cadmus is any indication, Supergirl is going to need some help from her fellow DC heroes, and I, for one, am excited for the possibility of more Flash/Supergirl crossovers.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as the title character, as well as Calista Flockhart, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan and David Harewood, and thankfully, so far, it looks as though all of the characters will be returning.
Hey CW, does this mean you’ll be picking up Marvel’s Agent Carter, too?