The Hollywood Reporter has a rundown of CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler’s half hour before the press during this past weekend’s Television Critics Association event. Tassler spoke about the ratings dominant network’s “real passion” for shows with female leads. Tassler mentioned existing shows “The Good Wife,” “Extant” and “Madame Secretary” and also included the in-development “Supergirl.”
“I love the superhero drama,” Tassler said when asked about the potential “Supergirl” series. She said that she fell in love with producer Greg Berlanti’s pitch and that she loves the idea of placing another powerful and relatable hero on CBS’ primetime schedule. The Hollywood Reporter also states that while the series is still in development, unnamed insiders say “Supergirl” is a “near lock for a pilot pick-up.”
Tassler opened up a bit more about her reaction to Berlanti’s pilot pitch in an interview with the Wrap. “We heard the pitch for ‘Supergirl’ and we realized that she embodied so many of the qualities and the characteristics of so many classic female heroines on the network,” said Tassler.
“Supergirl” producer Greg Berlanti was also on-hand at the TCA press tour on behalf of the CW’s “Arrow,” the show that he currently works on as executive producer. IGN caught up with Berlanti and asked him about the potential CBS series’ chances of crossing over with his CW super show.
“So much has to go right for us to be able to make a great show,” said Berlanti. “Again, I think of myself as like if I were watching them, I would want to see that. But we have to get so many things right to make a good show and so much of it is luck, unfortunately.”
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