Supergirl Renewed For Season 2 With A Network Change


Supergirl has been officially confirmed for Season 2 and will be moving from its current home on CBS to The CW—where it will join with current DC television favorites Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Fans of the the Girl of Steel can rest a little better tonight. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have officially confirmed that Supergirl has been renewed for Season 2. But wait, the news gets even better. Supergirl will also be flying to a new network—The CW.

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The series starring Superman’s cousin—Kara Zor-El—got off to a great start with almost 13 million viewers for its pilot. As each episode went on, the viewership dropped dramatically. By mid-season, analysts were questioning if Supergirl would be filming the rest of its 20-episode order. With a new plan, the executives allowed the series to finish its run.

It seems that one of the lifeboats used for the series was the idea that it existed in the same multiverse as the Arrow-verse—which contains Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. The first hint to fans was The Flash episode “Welcome to Earth-2.” As Barry traveled through the portal, audiences saw a glimpse of Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl, giving rise to the theory that Supergirl would one day meet The Flash.

That day came sooner than anyone could’ve imagined, as The Flash made his appearance on Supergirl in the episode that was aptly titled “World’s Finest.” With a slight bump in ratings and better than average ratings, Supergirl‘s showrunners seem to have gotten the message that these two shows should’ve been interacting from the start.

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Now that Supergirl will be joining The CW, does that mean either her, the Emerald Archer, Scarlet Speedster, or time misfits will be having some more mash-up extravaganzas?

As of this report, there’s no word on how many episodes have been ordered for Season 2 or if the show will remain in the same timeslot.