‘Supergirl’ Gets Closer to CW Move as Season 2 Deadline Nears
CBS’ Supergirl has had surprising difficulty getting Season 2 off the ground, a decision magnified by recent talk that CBS might seek either a reduced order, or potential move to The CW. Such a shift was considered unlikely at first, but now seems like a moderate possibility as the renewal deadline looms.
Per Deadline (the outlet, not the concept), CBS has reportedly intensified conversations to move Supergirl Season 2 to The CW, following initial talks that production might move from Los Angeles to Vancouver to save costs. The network reportedly has until late Wednesday for a full decision, but as with other network series, talks may end up delayed to hammer out a deal before network upfronts.
Previously, the dropoff in viewership over Season 1 (13 million viewers for the pilot, about half that by the finale) raised concerns for the series, which hasn’t matched the $3 million per-episode license tag. Other networks and digital platforms have also reportedly expressed interest in picking up a second season.