Perhaps in an effort to calm the concerns of fans, CBS President Glenn Gellar has made a few official comments about the recent happenings with its DC TV series, SUPERGIRL. While many are celebrating the jump that the series will make, from CBS to The CW for Season 2, some are worried that it essentially means that show’s been dumped. The CW isn’t a network on the level of CBS; It has a much smaller viewer base; It’s budgets are far lower than what CBS spends on its shows.
During a press conference yesterday, Gellar says that the move is mainly because The CW just seems like a better home for SUPERGIRL. “I think it found the right home. Itâ€™s a win-win for us. We co-own the CW and we made a great deal with Warner Bros.,” he said. This was after he acknowledged that “The ratings did start a little higher and they came down a bit.”
Both Gellar and CBS honcho Les Moonves stated that CBS might’ve still run with the show for a second season, and that this move was just about a better offer arising. “Whoâ€™s to say if we hadnâ€™t made that deal that we wouldnâ€™t have picked it up?” Gellar added.
He even went as far as to say that we may not have seen the last superhero show on CBS. “We would absolutely consider anything,” he concluded.
So this should hopefully put SUPERGIRL fans at ease. The move, according to CBS, was more about putting the show where it fits best: On a younger-skewing network like The CW, alongside its other Greg Berlanti-produced siblings like ARROW and THE FLASH.
Only time will tell how the move to The CW helps or hurts SUPERGIRL.
What do you think?