Supergirl Is Officially Renewed and Moving to The CW

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 5:29PM
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Supergirl
Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 5:29PM
Supergirl Is Officially Renewed and Moving to The CW
Yesterday, it was reported that Supergirl's renewal talks revolved around a possible move to The CW. Now, EW has confirmed that the freshman series has been renewed for a second season, and that it will join fellow DCTV shows Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow on the teen-oriented network.

Supergirl's renewal has been up in the air for months now, mostly as a result of its high price tag. It had decent ratings this season on CBS, but not high enough to justify its license fee, which was one of the highest ever for a freshman series. So it only made sense to discuss renewing it on The CW, which is co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros., especially considering that Supergirl's audience is much younger than most CBS shows and has much more overlap with other CW shows, particularly the Flarrowverse.

Now, Supergirl will be able to cross over with The Flash, Arrow, and LOT to its heart's content, which is great news for everyone. The Flash/Supergirl crossover was almost unbearably charming, and boosted the ratings for Supergirl significantly, so it will be a boon for the series if it can become more integrated into the Flarrowverse. (Plus, we're not-so-secretly shipping Kara Danvers and Barry Allen a little bit.)

Supergirl and The Flash

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The only catch is that this will mean big budget cuts. According to earlier rumors, which have now been confirmed by EW, Supergirl's production will move from LA to Vancouver, joining Greg Berlanti's other CW shows, and the special effects budget will likely take a hit as well. But honestly, as long as there are no layoffs, this doesn't have to be a bad thing. If The Flash, which is also very effects-heavy with a similar tone, can make it work, then Supergirl shouldn't have too much trouble. It'll just need to revel in the cheesiness like The Flash does, and get its own version of King Shark.
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