CBS have taken a number of risks over the past year in terms of commissioning new series, with one of the most prominent of those new series being Supergirl. Whilst many would argue that it hasn’t offered a superhero narrative on the same level of that provided by either The Flash or Arrow, it’s still seen fairly high ratings for the network. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the CEO of CBS, Les Moonves, has hinted that the series stands a good chance of being renewed for a second season, news which will certainly excite Supergirl fans.
Speaking to reporters, Les Moonves didn’t make direct reference to Supergirl, but he did say that all of five of CBS‘ new series are likely to be renewed. That being said, there’s still some murkiness in his statement considering CBS doesn’t actually own Supergirl, and instead purchases the rights from Warner Bros. The shows that Moonves was referring to are likely to include Limitless, Life in Pieces, Code Black, Angel from Hell and, of course, Supergirl. With that in mind, we believe it’s pretty safe to assume that Supergirl will be renewed for a second season. However, we’ll likely have to wait for official confirmation from CBS to know for sure.
That being said, there’s a chance that Moonves was including Rush Hour and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, both are set to debut in the coming weeks, in his statement. However, considering the gravitas around Supergirl as a series, his statement is likely to have been referring to Supergirl as one of CBS’ key new shows.
Sitting alongside The Flash and Arrow, Supergirl is the most recent TV show set in the DC Universe. It features Glee star Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, the biological cousin of Superman and, as fans of the DC Universe will know, one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series made its initial premiere on October 26, 2015, when it picked up fairly high ratings. Supergirl received a full season order of 20 episodes on November 30, 2015. The upcoming episode on March 16, 2015, will be the 16th episode of the show’s first season, and considering that a second season of Supergirl has now been all but confirmed, you can expect this series to end with a pretty big cliffhanger on the 20th episode.
Melissa Benoist, who was a widely unknown actress before Supergirl, has received widespread acclaim for her portrayal of the show’s main character. With many critics excaliming that Benoist perfectly fits the role of Supergirl and is largely complemented by many of the show’s other actors.
Since November, 2014, there has also been widespread speculation that Supergirl could make a formal entry into Arrowverse in a potential crossover with The Flash and Arrow. A crossover hasn’t been immediately possible because of the different networks involved in airing both shows. However, producers of both The Flash and Supergirl have expressed a good deal of interest in the possibility of a crossover, with Supergirl even featuring as a brief flashback in a recent episode of The Flash.
For now though, the future looks fairly bright for Supergirl. Whilst it may not have seen success on the same level as it’s other DC Universe TV show cousins, the CEO of CBS, Les Moonves, quite clearly feels that the series is doing something right. That being said, his comments can’t be taken as preceise confirmation that Supergirl will see a second series — we’ll instead have to wait for official confirmation from CBS, which we’d expect to come not long after the first season of the show has come to a close.
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