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‘Supergirl’ Renewed for Season 2, Moves to The CW

Photo courtesy CBS
Photo courtesy CBS

Fans of Supergirl rejoice! The adventures of Kara Zor-El will continue for another season — but she’s moving to a new home in the process. The Greg Berlanti produced superhero drama will move from CBS to sister network The CW.

The move comes amid attempts by Warner Bros. Television to reduce production costs, including relocating from Los Angeles to Vancouver to film. Even a reduced licensing fee wasn’t enough to convince CBS that a second season was worth it. However, the show would make a perfect fit on The CW. The younger skewing network would love to have a series drawing an average of 10 million viewers a week. Supergirl was the top rated new CBS drama and a top five finisher in adults 18-49 for the season (only NBC’s Blindspot, CBS’ Life in Pieces and ABC’s Quantico drew higher).

The CW move makes Supergirl the fourth Berlanti-produced superhero show in the lineup, behind Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The series stars Melissa Benoist, Calista FlockhartMehcad BrooksChyler Leigh, David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan.

Supergirl is based on characters by DC Comics. Berlanti serves as executive producer with Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler and Sarah Schechter.

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