Supergirl lives as series renewed for Season 2 - on The CW
SUPERGIRL is getting another chance to prove her worth.
The freshman superheroine series had been the center of a lot of speculation lately, as CBS wavered on renewing the show for a second season due to its expensive cost. However, SUPERGIRL will be back for a sophomore run... only she'll be relocating to The CW as earlier rumors had suggested she might.
The CW made the announcement about SUPERGIRL's new home after negotiations between CBS and Warner Bros. Television didn't get to where either party was satisfied, with the $3 million licensing fee per episode CBS was contractually obligated to pay the real sticking point in renewal talks. With SUPERGIRL's ratings okay for CBS, the expense wasn't worth it for the network, who was looking to cut costs somewhere if they were going to make the prior arrangement work. When they couldn't, The CW seemed like a logical new spot for the show to land if it was going to continue.
SUPERGIRL should fit like a glove on The CW's slate, which now features four DC Comics series heading into the 2016-2017 broadcast season, joining ARROW, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and THE FLASH (who, as luck would have it, has already shared a crossover with SUPERGIRL). Moving forward, the possibilities are endless for a shared universe on The CW among these shows, especially with producer Greg Berlanti involved with them all. And by The CW's rating standards, SUPERGIRL should be a hit on their airwaves with the demographic they typically attract. CBS had been after something similar, but, with very few shows like SUPERGIRL on their schedule, the series always seemed out of place.