Though the girl of steel can fly high, The CW wants her to stay put — on the network. The CW has renewed the Supergirl TV show for a third season. Season three will air as part of the 2017-18 season and will likely start airing in the fall.
Supergirl revolves around Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist). As a girl, she survived Krypton’s destruction by being sent to Earth where she was raised as a human. She kept her powers a secret and now, as an adult, works as an assistant at a big city media conglomerate. Kara’s existence becomes known to the world and she is enlisted by a super-secret agency to help protect the citizens from evil forces as Supergirl. The rest of the cast includes Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Floriana Lima, and Chris Wood. Recurring actors this season include Calista Flockhart, Ian Gomez, Katie McGrath, Lynda Carter, Brenda Strong, and Tyler Hoechlin.
As expected, season two of Supergirl is way down in the ratings when compared to the first season which aired on CBS, a much bigger network. It’s currently averaging a 0.87 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.69 million viewers. Those numbers aren’t good enough for the Tiffany Network but they are good enough to make Supergirl the second-highest rated show on The CW. A third season renewal is no surprise.
The next original episode of season two airs on January 23rd.
The CW also renewed six other TV shows today — Arrow (season six), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (season three), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (season three), The Flash (season four), Jane the Virgin (season four), and Supernatural (season 13).
We already know that Reign and The Vampire Diaries are ending this season. No Tomorrow and Frequency are expected to be cancelled and The Originals’ future will likely be decided once the ratings come in for the upcoming fourth season, starting in March.
What do you think? Do you like the Supergirl TV show? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a third season or, should it have been cancelled instead?