CBS Chief Executive Nina Tessler Speaks About Supergirl and Where It Fits on the Network


The Hollywood Reporter spoke with many female stars on the CBS roster as well as Nina Tessler about Women’s place on the network and their hope in creating more of an equality based network as well as sharing stories about who their mothers were, among the guest were Anna Faris (My Super Ex-Girlfriend), Patricia Arquette (CSI: Cyber) and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl).

After the video they sat down with Nina Tessler to further speak on how Supergirl fits into her roster of leading lady television programming and here is what she said

They also came up with Supergirl, arguably the biggest risk Tassler has taken since Viva Laughlin(you remember — or maybe you don’t — the Las Vegas musical drama that lasted all of two episodes). A tweeny twist on the DC superhero (played by Melissa Benoist) arriving on CBS this fall — produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (Glee) — Supergirl looks like an awkward fit for a network with the oldest viewership on the dial (average age: 59).

“There are themes and aspects [of Supergirl] that define the classic CBS leading lady,” insists Tassler, defending the show’s place on her lineup. “She is embracing her potential. She’s juggling a lot of responsibility. I mean, she has to save the planet, but she also has a career.”

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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