Speaking in front of the Television Critics Association (TCA) on Wednesday, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller told reporters that “Supergirl” moving to The CW didn’t reflect on the show’s success or indicate that the Maid of Might’s adventures would not have been renewed at CBS.
“There’s nothing to say that, if we hadn’t made the right deal with CW, we wouldn’t have put it back on Monday nights”.
The movie to The CW was officially announced back in May, with rumors and speculation running riot after “The Flash” crossed over with “Supergirl” towards the end of the first season.
“I wouldn’t say ‘Supergirl’ didn’t work for us – it actually worked very well. It averaged over 10 million viewers per episode,” Glenn Geller said. “At the end of the day, we looked at the situation and said, ‘How can we both win from this?’ We co-own the CW, so this was an opportunity for both CBS and Warner Bros. to really benefit from the success of the show; they produce it and we co-own the network.”
It appears then that “Supergirl” was always going to be renewed for a second season, regardless of which network it landed on, but the move to The CW does seem like a smart choice that benefits everyone involved (except for maybe Calista Flockhart).