It seems “Supergirl” wasn’t as close to cancellation as some thought, as CBS has now revealed that they would’ve given more thought to renewing the DC Comics-based series, had its sister network the CW not picked up the series.
“The ratings did start a little higher and they came down a bit,” CBS pres Glenn Geller said Wednesday at a press conference (via Variety). “I think it found the right home. It’s a win-win for us. We co-own the CW and we made a great deal with Warner Bros.”
He added, “Who’s to say if we hadn’t made that deal that we wouldn’t have picked it up.”
Variety also notes that CBS Corporation pres and CEO Les Moonves told reporters, prior to the press conference, that they would’ve considered picking up “Supergirl” for a sophomore season, had the CW deal not gone through.
Addressing the possibility of more younger-skewing programming, like “Supergirl,” at the network, Gellar says, “We would absolutely consider anything.”
“Supergirl” returns this fall on The CW.
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