‘Supergirl’ Scores Full-Season Pickup at CBS

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‘Supergirl’ Scores Full-Season Pickup at CBS.

More “Supergirl” action is on the way, thanks to a new full-season pick-up from CBS that was confirmed today. “Supergirl” saw a terrific start on CBS this year and the network has confirmed that the new show will expand into a full series this season CBS announced today an order for seven more episodes of SUPERGIRL, providing a full season of 20 episodes for the freshman drama that launched on Oct. 26.Tapping into the superheroes-on-TV zeitgeist, Supergirl has had stellar a performance in the ratings, averaging 11.24 million viewers since its Oct. 26 premiere.The superhero world is about to get a little more crowded, as rumours are rampant that hot US shows Supergirl and The Flash will air a crossover episode next May.

Still, CBS calls this a full-season order, a term the broadcast networks have been using widely this season for series that get additional episodes beyond the initial 13. 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. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, Superman’s cousin who struggles to find her place in the world and step out of her cousin’s shadow. 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.

That could’ve played a role in the network’s decision on the size of the back order though the 7 vs. 9-episode pickup also could be explained by the fact that Supergirl premiered on Oct. 26, a month into the season. Supergirl, which replaced a comedy block in the Monday 8 PM hour, has improved CBS’ year ago time period by +46% in viewers and +40% in adults 18-49.

While a few episodes have been jumbled from their original air-date because of the Paris Terrorist Attacks, the show’s main-story will continue as planned as CBS closes out the first season. 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. 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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