Supergirl has been renewed for a second season, but not by CBS. The superhero show which aired its first season on the major network is moving to the CW for season 2.
This is a monumental difference for the drama, but one that makes sense given the networks involved. Supergirl comes from Greg Berlanti, the man also responsible for Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on the CW, and The Flash‘s Barry Allen even crossover over to Supergirl this year.
Now that Supergirl has a new home, the hope for even more crossovers is possible. The show fits much better with the demographic and programming schedule of the CW, which now has a solid quartet of superhero dramas set in the same expanded universe.
However, will the move to the smaller network bring any changes? To lessen the costs of production, the show will move filming from Los Angeles to Vancouver, where the other CW superhero shows are filmed. Will the entire cast move as well, or could this move mean some stars won’t return for season 2?
Adding Supergirl to the CW’s roster leaves even less room for new shows. The network already has Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Reign, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Supernatural, The 100, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals renewed for the 2016-2017 TV season.
The CW will reveal its 2016-2017 schedule on Thursday, May 19.
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