Calista Flockhart May Not Be Returning as Regular in Supergirl Season 2


When Supergirl was announced to be renewed on The CW, the question was raised about which actors would be returning as a new contract is bound to be made due to pay cuts, moving to a new shooting location, etc.

We were also assured that Calista Flockhart, who plays Cat Grant, would be continuing to appear on the series and while it looks like she will be returning, it’s the status of her character’s role that is in question.

While talking with Entertainment Weekly, Mark Pedowiz the President of The CW spoke on his excitement for Supergirl airing on the network for its second season, he then went on to mention that new negotiations are ongoing at the moment, as Calista Flockhart’s contract was for her to stay in Los Angeles. Working on the series now would require her to either move to Vancouver, like many have done or commute.


“We’re in ongoing discussions,” Pedowitz says. “We’re thrilled that she wants to continue with the show and we’re happy to have her in [in whatever capacity] works out.”

There are a couple of ways they can explain her reduced appearance. They could have Cat Grant leave National City as her business expanse or have the rest of the cast move to a new location. The latter is more likely as Vancouver has a lot of wet weather and will look dramatically different from Los Angeles where National City is filmed at.


Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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    Rather than have the TV and movie universes disconnected and at times at odds they should be used to compliment each other. At one time many decades ago an actor we would ruin his movie career by being in TV shows. This is not the case anymore as the TV shows serve as a weekly advertisement for the movies. If TV shows are popular and successful they can be joined together in movies. People would go to the Flash/Supergirl movie at the theatres with a little hype and advertising. Warner spent as much promoting Batman vs Superman as filming it. They could have produced it for much less and especially the advertising. The CGI though great was too often and the plot and characters took a backseat to it. The public will drop a few bucks to see a movie of characters that they have become familiar with in TV. It is too late when you have given one director all the power and he chooses actors that the fans think are not fitting for the character and a vision that is not what is the majority’s conception.Comic fans will go to the movies and continue to go to the super hero movies if the conception if their characters are not defamed. The reason many super hero movies have such a large opening weekend and then drop off is their fans are loyal and come out the first day. They will be there without an $800 million budget and will draw nearly as much.