’Supergirl’ Officially Moves To The CW For Season 2

Supergirl Season 2

Since the beginning of the year, fans of CBS’ Supergirl have been waiting for some news about the show’s future. The CW renewed all their DC/Vertigo TV shows in March with The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and iZombie, while Fox renewed Gotham for a third season as well as granting their new Vertigo series, Lucifer, a second season. At that point, Supergirl was the only DC Comics TV show that was waiting to get a renewal and recently it was revealed that discussions were happening about moving the show over to The CW.

Warner Bros. TV officially announced today that the Girl of Steel will in fact be moving over to The CW for her second season. Supergirl which comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler, has been on the bubble throughout its first season with the ratings having slipped throughout the year.

The show will be moving to Vancouver, Canada as previously reported when discussions had just first started. While not part of the official announcement, it is safe to say that they will somehow be merging Supergirl into The Flash/Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow Universe through something like a Flashpoint or Crisis event. There had been concerns that due to some budget cuts that will be coming that some cast members would be trimmed off the main group, but it appears that everyone is coming back for the second season.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott.

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Vegas82

    It’ll be interesting to see how this affects the show as a whole. At least when they want to do a crossover now they can line it up properly.

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  • capwulf

    Kara coming over to Earth Prime is a necessity in my opinion. I’d love to see her with Ollie. Dig would go nuts.

    • SAMURAI36

      Why does she need to be on the same Earth? That’s what the Multiverse is for. Besides, this season of Flash demonstrated how easy it is to move from one earth to another.

      • capwulf

        Not for arrow

        • SAMURAI36

          What’s to stop Arrow from going to another Earth? You do realize that when character from E? come to E1, that E1 is the same one that Arrow lives on, right?

    • Carl

      I don’t see it as a necessity but they are going to need to find a way to have more crossovers.

    • JMMagwood

      They probably won’t move her to Arrow/Flash Earth because they probably won’t want to deal with the Superman issue.

      Still, they could do a minor reboot, and eliminate Superman from the show’s history. Even better, they could introduce Batgirl for a new World’s Finest.

      • capwulf

        I considered the Superman thing. But if some circumstance brought just her city to Earth Prime I think that would suffice.

        • JMMagwood

          That’s a good idea. Maybe Braniac takes National City for some reason, and they end up on Earth 1.

      • Marquis de Sade

        Well after the fiasco that was bvs, If I was Berlanti, I wouldn’t want the inept dceu to sully my superior tv brand either. On his side of the track, Berlanti would be better served to keep the notion of superman as a McGuffin. (RARELY MENTIONED, AND NOT SEEN).

        • JMMagwood

          Very good. Your post was only fifty percent useless!

          For me, Superman being part of the show’s continuity hasn’t worked, and adds to the cheese factor. It reminds me of the bad superhero attempts of the seventies and eighties when main characters didn’t show up for similarly poor reasons. I’d have no problem wiping him from the show, unless they actually intend to have a Superman show up once in awhile, which they clearly don’t.

          • Marquis de Sade

            What can I say, I’ve been brushin’ up on my Berlitz Guide on speakin’ fluent dc fangurl.

          • JMMagwood

            Well, we knew it couldn’t last. Back to being completely worthless.

          • Marquis de Sade

            I hate to disappoint, Maggie.

          • SAMURAI36

            Hey man, you told me not to waste my time!!

          • Marquis de Sade

            Now why’re you tryin’ to drive a wedge between Maggie and I, Sammie?

          • JMMagwood

            Heh. I was thrown off by his nearly competent response. I won’t be fooled again!

          • Marquis de Sade

            Ahhh, peer group pressure is a mugga fugga, huh, Maggie? Ol’ Sammy ain’t allowin’ you to form your own opinions outside of his box. I guess he’s just territorial like that. LOL!

      • SAMURAI36

        Why on earth would they do that, though? Supergirl as a show is fine as it is. It’s not like they haven’t intro’d multiple earths already. And given this week’s ep of Flash, clearly characters from other Earths can move from one Earth to another, given the breaches that are opened.

        • JMMagwood

          I suppose it will depend on how much crossover content they decide they want from the beginning of the season on. It also will depend on what changes moving to the CW end up having on the show. There will be some.

          Again, if some form of Superman can’t appear on the show, which I think is a stupid decision, I’d rather see him written out entirely.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Too bad Berlanti is too busy to oversee the floundering dceu.

  • Carl

    Great news! I’m sure it’ll do really well on the CW. I wonder how the move from LA to Vancouver will affect the sets and the actors that return?

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  • Maximillian Pegasus

    CW should shorten their seasons, The 100 got 16 episodes this season, Legends of Tomorrow also has 16 episodes, the other series should follow those, from 13 episodes in the first season to 19 in the second, iZombie is the best CW show but i would be fine cutting three episodes from it, the same can be done to Arrow and The Flash, both have 23 episodes, and now Supergirl that had 20 episodes in it’s first season.

    Supergirl 16 episodes – Monday

    iZombie/The Flash both 16 episodes – Tuesday

    Arrow 16 episodes – Wednesday

    The 100/Legends of Tomorrow both 16 episodes – Thursday

    Cutting 4 episodes from Supergirl and 7 episodes from Flash and Arrow cutting most of the fat of those shows, and with a total of 17 episodes less, the Berlanti team has to work on, with that time maybe they can make a fifth DC show on the network.

    • Jabbersnocki

      If companies are willing to buy up airtime for a full season, there is no way a popular show like the Flash would do less than a full order of 23 episodes. That’s the way tv works.

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