The Kryptonian-powered CBS series “Supergirl” has been granted a sophomore season! According to Deadline, CBS CEO Les Moonves made a statement at a conference this morning confirming that CBS plans to renew pretty much all of its new shows for a further season. That, of course, includes DC Comics’ series “Supergirl“, which burst onto the scene with great ratings back in the fall, but has since dropped about half of its viewership. The show still pulls in decent numbers, however, and remains well-reviewed.
Deadline on Moonves’ statement…
“We have about five new shows on this year,” he says. “Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them.”
We have reached out to CBS for clarification: The network introduced five freshman series so far this season — Limitless, Code Black, Life in Pieces, Supergirl and Angel from Hell. Three of them — Limitless, Code Black and Angel from Hell — are owned by CBS. Angel from Hell, has been canceled. Two other shows are debuting this spring — Rush Hour and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. CBS owns Criminal Minds.
This brings a smile too my face. “Supergirl” isn’t a perfect series by any means, but the core characters are great enough and the storylines often compelling enough that it would have been a shame if it didn’t continue. Furthermore, with both an cancellation axe dangling over the heads of the other two comic book shows fronted by female leads (The CW’s “iZombie“, ABC’s “Agent Carter“), it’s nice to know finally that at least one of the three is safe. Mind you this isn’t a 100% official renewal, but chances are that Moonves’ decree will hold true.
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