It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s network spin. From the TCA summer press tour, The Wrap reports CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said the Supergirl TV series might not have been cancelled, even if they didn’t work out a good deal with The CW, which renewed Supergirl for a second season.
The CW’s pickup has long been credited with saving the DC Comics universe superhero action drama, starring Melissa Beloist. According to the report, Geller said, “There’s nothing to say that, if we hadn’t made the right deal with CW, we wouldn’t have put it back on Monday nights.”
Here is more from The Wrap.
Subsequently, production on the Melissa Benoist-led superhero drama was moved to Vancouver, where the other CW superhero dramas are filmed.
But Geller doesn’t see the move as a loss for CBS or a sign that it didn’t work there.
“I wouldn’t say ‘Supergirl’ didn’t work for us — it actually worked very well. It averaged over 10 million viewers per episode,” he said. “At the end of the day, we looked at the situation and said, ‘How can we both win from this?’ We co-own the CW, so this was an opportunity for both CBS and Warner Bros. to really benefit from the success of the show; they produce it and we co-own the network.”
Reportedly, CBS is still open to the idea of another superhero TV series in the future.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of Supergirl on CBS? Will you follow it to The CW for the second season?