Supergirl Season 2 Soars Over to CW
In case you were worried your Supergirl fix wouldn’t be taken care of, fret not. It’s been announced that Season 2 of the Girl of Steel’s adventures will continue. The super-heroine show starring Melissa Benoist will be leaving CBS however and flying over to The CW and join its fellow DC comic brethren The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, other shows from super producer Greg Berlanti.
The series debuted strong with 13 million viewers and a 3.1 share in the 18-49 demographic but fell to just over 6 million viewers and a 1.3 share by the season finale. It was in the bottom half of CBS’ programming and 8th in the key demographic. If that viewership stays the same however, it would be a big plus for The CW, whose highest rated show, The Flash, averages fewer than 6 million viewers.
The Eye Network’s original acquisition was curios to some from the start. The channel’s overflow of police and crime dramas didn’t seem to have room for a show about a comic book character. By moving to The CW, with its typically younger viewers already flocking to see their favorite DC characters on the small screen, this move makes sense.
Word is the show will be leaving its Los Angeles based production home and moving to Vancouver, where Berlanti’s other shows are filmed. That could potentially lead to more crossover stories. It should also help lower the costs of production, which reportedly ran around $3 million an episode. If that lack of funding doesn’t impact the production value of the show, it might help cement its future and allow Supergirl to grow alongside its superhero sidekicks.