When it was announced that The CW had saved Supergirl from potentially being canceled, the internet went ballistic. Some loved it, being able to continue Kara Zor-El’s story and the possible crossovers, with the DC television series on The CW was amazing to think about. Others however, saw it as potentially a wrong move as quality of the show is sure to drop from a financial standpoint.
Deadline is now reporting that CBS would have renewed the series if sister network The CW had passed on it. When talking with Leslie Moonves, the CBS Corp boss, she spoke a bit about the move, CBS enjoyment of the shows success and more.
WHEN DISCUSSING THE SHOWS SUCCESS ON CBS
“It’s great to own two networks,” he said. “Supergirl fits better on the CW.”
WHEN DISCUSSING RENEWING THE SERIES ON CBS
“If they didn’t go there, we would’ve probably taken it back,” Moonves said.
Deadline also spoke with CBS Entertainment President Glenn Gellar about the possibility of renewing it if The CW had passed.
“It’s a win-win since we co-own the CW,” he said. “We worked out great deal. And who would say we wouldn’t have picked it up had it not gone to the CW.”
CBS certainly have shown their support of the series as it has gone on to become the networks highest rated program for young adults, considering the network’s target audience is in the elderly demographic that is a huge improvement. It’s also sure to improve even more when Summer reruns for Supergirl begin on May 30th.