Last week, it was announced officially that “Supergirl” no longer has to worry about when it comes to having a network home. The CW picked up the show for a second season, and with that we’re going to likely see the show move up to Vancouver. There could be a few other tweaks, but it’s too early to determine precisely what they will be.
So why did this move happen? We think that for the most part, demos had a big part to do with it. “Supergirl” was a bubble show on CBS by the end of the first season, and over on The CW (where it is a little bit more of a natural fit), it has the potential to be one of their biggest hits. Speaking to reporters (per Deadline), CBS programming head Glenn Geller made it clear that it was possible that his network could’ve still picked up up in the event that the transfer not happened:
“It’s a win-win since we co-own the CW … We worked out a great deal. And who would say we wouldn’t have picked it up had it not gone to the CW.”
Do we buy what Geller’s selling here? To a certain extent yet, but it wouldn’t be the same “Supergirl.” For example, we’re not sure the show would’ve had a 22-episode order had it stayed on CBS, and while it would’ve still gotten some promotion, being on The CW offers up more crossover potential. Sure, we feel like there’ll probably be some budget cuts, but “The Flash” proves that you don’t need a huge budget to have a fun show.
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