‘Supergirl’ lands full first season pickup at CBS

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‘Supergirl’ Scores Full-Season Pickup at CBS.

According to Bleeding Cool, speedster Barry Allen and his fellow STAR Labs cohorts may pay a visit to Supergirl’s Kara Zor El in an episode of the coming-of-age superhero show.Since “” premiered a little later in the fall than some of the other shows on CBS, the network was a little more under-the-gun when it comes to the decision that they needed to make regarding its future.

After debuting as the most watched new show of the season on October 26th, just over a month ago, has been picked up by CBS for a full season order of 20 episodes. The show has dropped in ratings since its debut, but that’s pretty standard for shows like this, where people might be curious about checking it out, only to realize that it’s not what they were hoping for.

The network’s sign of confidence comes a month after Supergirl launched to a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers — making it the most-watched premiere of the fall season. A nine-episode back-order is traditional, but it’s a standard that’s increasingly being ignored, especially with shows like Code Black, which only got five more, and ABC’s Quantico, which got six with the option for more. While the Marvel has been busy with its own universe covering both the TV world and movie world, DC on the other hand has been keeping its action hero projects rather a bit exclusive or mutually shared.

This comes from Bleeding Cool and is in no way an official announcement of any sort, but supposedly The CW is in talks with CBS about a crossover between The Flash and Supergirl, and the latter’scontinued existence might even depend on this crossover happening. More than likely, since Supergirl started in late October, they didn’t want to add on two more episodes and keep the show going deep into the summer. After debuting to almost 13 million viewers, Supergirl has lost part of its audience with each successive episode, managing 7.19 million the week of Thanksgiving. As for whether or not this pickup means that the show will now have that rumored crossover with “The Flash” (one we still think is unlikely), that remains to be seen.

For now, let us know in the comments what you think about this news, and sign up over here in the event you want some further TV news on just about everything we cover, sent right over to you via our official CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: CBS.) In other respects, however, the series is right in line with outgoing Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler’s quest for more dramas with strong female leads to follow in the footsteps of series like The Good Wife, Madam Secretary and CSI: Cyber. The series stars Glee alum Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, who was born on Krypton but has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin since arriving on Earth.

That gives the network a perfect track record for all their new fall series, but the real test will be how many of them get renewed for a second season. Supergirl’s full-season order is just the latest victory for executive producer Greg Berlanti, whose freshman drama Blindspot has already earned a season two renewal at NBC.

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