Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Supergirl 'Probably' Renewed

The news hit the internet around 1230p yesterday. 

Supergirl had been renewed for a season 2!

For many of us waiting to hear something, this news was joyously received. For me, the show has been even better than I anticipated. How could it not be renewed?

So I got on line and started clicking away heading back to the source article, this one from Deadline:

CEO Les Moonves was at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference and said the following:

“We have about five new shows on this year. Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them.”

"I believe all five of them will be renewed."

'Believe will be renewed' and 'will be renewed' are two very different statements.  He didn't even name drop the series.

Still this has to be considered good news, right?  

Luckily, Deadline did a little more for fans and asked for a bit more information.

We have reached out to CBS for clarification: The network has introduced five freshman series so far this season — Limitless, Code Black, Life in Pieces, Supergirland Angel from Hell. Three of them — Limitless, Code Black and Angel from Hell — are owned by CBS. Angel from Hell has been canceled. Two other shows are debuting this spring — Rush Hour and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders; CBS owns Criminal Minds. That means that there are three CBS-owned series in contention for renewal — Limitless, Code Black and Beyond Borders — and likely at least one outside series of those already on the air – Life In Pieces and Supergirl — tipped for a pickup too. 

So there are indeed five new shows this season, Supergirl being one of them, and if Moonves believes five will be renewed, that is good news.

Somewhere along though, the math gets fuzzy for me. One of the original five has already been canceled. Two other shows have been introduced. That kicks us up to six new shows. 

Still, that means Moonves believes that five (of six) will be renewed. I like the odds.  

 The show has been solid. It's ratings are steady. It has had action sequences and emotional beats. The show runners seem to understand Supergirl as a character. This has been *my* Supergirl. It is can't miss television for me and the Supergirls at home. 

I am hopeful this means we'll see more.

But there are times that I am a 'glass half empty' sort of Supergirl fan. Until I get something more concrete, I'll just have to believe that she show is returning.   


Martin Gray said...

How I hate maths.

KET said...

I wouldn't worry about the lack of an official announcement from CBS right now, since the network's Upfronts presentation for this year is May 18th. However, PaleyFest IS this weekend at the Dolby Theater in LA, and the entire Supergirl cast and crew will be appearing. Many fans have been speculating for some time that the official Season 2 announcement will likely take place there. If not, then there's always Melissa Benoist's scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show on March 18th, which seems tailor-made for a public announcement. In any case, Season 2 is pretty much in the bag, and it's probably just up to contract negotiations before an announcement can be made. Chyler Leigh says in the meantime, just keep supporting the show with your enthusiasm.


Anj said...

I agree it is probably going to happen.

This post was mostly in response to all the headlines saying it had been renewed, which we haven't officially heard yet.

PaleyFest does sound like a nice place to announce such a thing!

Anonymous said...

> 'Believe will be renewed' and 'will be renewed' are two very different statements. He didn't even name drop the series.

That's the gist of it Anj, and I agree with you that I want to be "glass half full" that Supergirl will be renewed,
on the other I fear that my "glass half empty" cynicism may be founded.

I do agree though that everything we've seen so far of the TV series, I've no regrets and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Will keep my ears open on this and see where this goes.


Anonymous said... saids it got only 7 more episodes ordered.. to make it a 20 episode season...

Anonymous said...

Anon, that IMDB reference is about the additional 7 episodes ordered for this season. There's no announcement yet for next season.