CBS’s “Supergirl” was a successful re-launch of a comic book property that hasn’t been really successfully adapted in the past. The story of Kara Zor-El/Danvers (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s cousin, was very well received by fans and critics alike. It had to its advantage the benefit of being released at a time when numerous comic book superhero properties are popping up every now and then, whether as movies or television series. Now, CBS has confirmed that there are plans for renewing “Supergirl” for Season 2.
Both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reports that CBS CEO Les Moonves told the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference on March 8 that five of its first-season TV series including “Supergirl” will be renewed for Season 2. “We have about five new shows on this year,” Moonves said. “Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them.”
Those shows aside from “Supergirl,” are “Limitless,” “Life in Pieces,” “Angel from Hell” and “Code Black.” Of these, “Angel from Hell” starring Jane Lynch has been cancelled. Deadline also notes that two other shows, “Rush Hour” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will air this spring. CBS owns “Criminal Minds.”
So, the five shows that Moonves talked about are basically “Supergirl,” “Limitless,” “Life in Pieces,” “Code Black” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” However, he did not actually confirm whether “Supergirl” will be renewed or not. Things can change as they always do.
Screenrant notes that though the ratings for “Supergirl” have gone down since the show aired, it has mostly been a success story for CBS. “Supergirl” will also crossover with The CW’s “The Flash” in an episode titled “World’s Finest,” which will air on March 28.
Another reason the show has managed to remain exciting is due to the presence of the shape-shifting alien Martian Manhunter or J’onn J’onzz, who was revealed to be none other than Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) himself.
The next “Supergirl” episode called “Falling” will air on March 14.