Buzz On ‘Supergirl’ Moving To The CW Gets Stronger; Budget Cuts Part Of Reason
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“Supergirl” on CBS is awaiting a second season renewal and as the network prepares for the upfronts this May, there are strong indications that it might not be moving forward in the fall. However, “Supergirl” might still be retained on air. It could move to The CW, which is already airing two other DC comics heroes, “The Flash” and “Arrow.”
The Wrap reports that CBS is rethinking its agreement with Warner Bros because an episode of “Supergirl” apparently costs $3 million to make. The licensing is too expensive when the show isn’t exactly a big ratings puller that was initially expected. However, “Supergirl” still has plenty of potential, especially when it featured a crossover with “The Flash.” That episode helped pull its ratings up.
It’s been hinted that the show could be pitched to The CW, to pair with “The Flash,” since this is where the youth market is. The show should be able to find its right audience and it could open more possibilities for crossovers.
However, with the potential move, The CW might want to cut back on production. Hence, the budget for producing “Supergirl” could be cut down and it’s still unclear what this means for the cast and the crew. Insiders attest this remains a speculation and it had been the same discussion since the show debuted last year.
“Supergirl” debuted in October 2015 to big numbers, but week after week, its ratings continue to fall. The series stars Melissa Benoist as the super hero. It also has Chyler Leigh and Calista Flockhart.