Spring is a time for renewal — or in some cases cancellation…
While we’ve heard about plenty of shows that have already been renewed — like ALL of The CW‘s scripted shows — there are still some programs left sitting on the fence.
Sadly, freshman superhero show Supergirl is one show that might not see a second season as CBS head Leslie Moonves is in discussions with Warner Bros. Television about whether or not to renew the pricey comic book adaptation.
Though sources close to the series have said that the network would love for Supergirl to return for a second season, they may not be able to make it work.
Each episode costs nearly $3 million total to broadcast — which is one of the highest license fees for a first season show — and the ratings don’t really justify the cost!
According to Nielsen, about thirteen million viewers tuned in to the premiere in October; however, over half of the audience has dropped off since then.
The good news is Supergirl still has some time as CBS won’t announce their fall schedule until their upfront presentation in New York in a couple weeks.
If the show doesn’t end up on CBS, there’s also a chance it could join Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW! Even though The CW seems a better fit for Melissa Benoist‘s show, the big downside to the move would be the show would have to cut back on its budget BIG time.
Let us know if you think Supergirl deserves another season!