‘Supergirl’ May Move To CW

Supergirl

Even though the first season finale ended on a cliffhanger, there still hasn’t been a confirmed renewal for the second season of CBS’s Supergirl show. The show premiered this past October to strong ratings (13 million viewers) but have since decreased as the show went through its freshman season. CBS president Les Moonves said that the network was pleased with its ratings this past month, but since then had not announced a renewal for the show.

Part of the drama is related to the hefty cost associated with the show. The show costs approximately $3 million per episode to produce, making it one of the more expensive first year shows for the network to produce. The decline in ratings is making the justification for production costs a little difficult.

As negotiations for the second season continue between CBS and Warner Brothers, one option may exist for the show to move to the CW, since it already is a joint venture between Warner Bros and CBS. CW already has been successful with other superhero shows like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. The Supergirl crossover episode “Worlds Finest” with The Flash guest-starring saw a ratings increase of 31% for that episode. The move to The CW would require a reduction in the budget for the show. There has been no official comment from CBS or CW on the potential move to The CW.

CBS is announcing their fall schedule within 2 weeks, so the deal will need to be hammered out soon.

Source: The Wrap

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  • capwulf

    Should’ve been CW from the beginning. They will have to come to Earth 1 though.

    • Foreign Geek

      Yes correct! everything should be under the CW (Warners) brand anyway.

      • SAMURAI36

        Putting everything on one of the smallest channels on network TV, with only about 20 hours of programming a week, is a silly move.

        WB was smart to have their product on the different major networks, because it forces these networks to pay them licensing. Putting everything on the CW cuts their licensing in half.

        • Foreign Geek

          Okay, so its time for them to look at Netflix…then maybe they can start making better shows.

          • SAMURAI36

            It’s amazing how uninformed people seem to be about this stuff.
            First, there’s nothing wrong with DCTV. If you don’t like it, then too bad for you. Bit clearly it’s found its audience. Supergirl has the highest ratings of ANY other superhero TV show, by a wide margin, so clearly they are doing something right.
            Second, why do people think that Netflix is some sort of magical cure-all for TV? It’s not. 80% of the original content on there isn’t even watchable. And, people need to realize that Netflix has minimal viewership. More people subscribe to HBO than Netflix. And all that Marvel Netflix stuff that “everyone” (re: a small amount of people, apparently) keeps clamoring about, is only garnering about 5M views. Supergirl alone nearly doubles that.
            And finally, people really are not aware of just what WB does. They provide 30% of all TV content that’s on broadcast TV, about the same amount in the theaters, & are a major cable provider. Not to mention, they have 15 networks. Why on earth would they send business to their broadcast competitor, thereby cutting their viewership by about 60%??
            That’s like Apple putting their iOS on Metro PCS phones. It does nothing for Apple whatsoever.

        • Foreign Geek

          And HULU…

    • SAMURAI36

      Why does it have to be E1?

      • capwulf

        Earth 2 sucks.

  • Seb

    Soft reboot on CW.
    Kara’s Earth gets destroyed, she survives by jumping to CWverse and has to make a new start for herself, while Cisco creates a cover identity of Karen Starr for her. Kara starts calling herself Power Girl, she ditches the S shield because she thinks she failed by surviving when her friends and family didn’t.

    • Foreign Geek

      YAAASSS!!!!

      I like this!
      Only thing is…they made Mr. Terrific gay so they can’t have a romance (As in The New 52)

    • Fate Jacket X

      I don’t want any small-racked chicks called “Power Girl.” Do you even read the comics?

      • SAMURAI36

        Do YOU even read the comics? You realize that PG doesn’t look like that anymore, right?

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  • Maximillian Pegasus

    CW does not have the money to bank it.

    • capwulf

      Yeah, they are only a conglomeration of CBS and Warner Brothers….

      • SAMURAI36

        Yes, but the CW is not the sum of its parts. CW is an independent network, not a major one.

        • capwulf

          Agreed. There are flying effects on Legends though, it should not be stumbling block.

          • SAMURAI36

            True, and Vixen looked d&mn good on the Arrow episode as well.

  • Fate Jacket X

    No soft reboot at all. The opening story is told. Send it to the CW and tell better stories there. Boom.

    • SAMURAI36

      Except it’s already telling great stories on CBW. You mean continue to tell great stories?

      • Fate Jacket X

        If we’re nitpicking, sure. Send her to the CW (like they’re gonna do, according to reports) and tell “great stories” there. I don’t think her previous stories were “great” in terms of Flash quality. But I’d put her up there a notch below Arrow’s recent work. Good enough to make me want more, at least.

    • Kevin Bradley

      I’d just have the Arrowverse discover their own Supergirl, without Superman (maybe Kara arrived first in their universe) and she’s Melissa Benoist.

  • Chris W

    Hopefully they get rid of the glee influence. This show is such an eye roller with all of it’s inspirational speeches.

    • SAMURAI36

      Oh yeah that’s right, you’re the guy that loves Trump, and hates women and minorities. If we leave it to you, there would be nothing on TV for either groups to watch.

      • Chris W

        Get a life loser.

        • SAMURAI36

          After you, racist/sexist pr!ck.

          • Chris W

            Neither racist nor sexist. But you certainly are a victim in your own mind. Anyhow, I notice you seem to live on message boards, so I imagine you are quite a lonely person.

            Take care.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’ve made your share of racist and sexist comments here, so yeah, that’s pretty much what you are.

          • Chris W

            It’s ok. When you become an adult you’ll actually learn what those words mean. For now, enjoy mommies basement.