According to The Wrap: “The network would like the show to come back, sources close to the series say, but there’s a problem. The roughly $3 million per-episode price tag CBS pays to broadcast “Supergirl” — one of the highest license fees ever for a freshman show — isn’t quite justified by the ratings. Thirteen million total viewers tuned in to the heavily-promoted premiere back in October, but about half the audience bailed over the season.”
$3 million per episode!? Yikes.
Anyway, fear not because all may not be lost. Yet.
In steps The CW, the home of Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, who may be looking at taking the show over for season 2.
Similar to how they saved Constantine’s character (or at least kept the idea that he was still out there somewhere, having appeared in Arrow), The CW may be set to rescue another show in trouble. In a bigger way, this time.
In March, CBS President Les Moonves said that the network was so happy with its freshman crop of shows this season that the plan was to renew all of them, which would have included Supergirl, however now it seems that NONE of the new shows are coming back – CBS renewed 11 shows but none of those new shows were on the list which needs to be finalised by May 18th.
Now we’re hearing through the grapevine that The CW, which given Arrow, Flash and Legends would be a much better fit for Supergirl, may well step up and take the show over. Of course, we’re hearing that this might lead to Callista Flockhart – one of the show’s highlights each week – not coming over with the show as it would be moving to Vancouver instead of LA, which may also lead to the show’s appearance being considerably different too.
However with the confirmation earlier last month, that a version of Supergirl would exist in the Arrow/Flash universe (here), we wouldn’t be surprised if Kara soon found a new home with The CW. Or at least we can hope.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Supergirl officially part of The CW’s universe? Let us know…