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CBS may not renew Supergirl over cost… but could The CW rescue it?

May 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Despite the fact that things were looking really good for Supergirl Season 2 (here and here), now it seems that things may not be great at all as CBS seem to be having an issue with the show’s cost.

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…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….