Just about all the worry and doubt surrounding Supergirl has lifted. Your average fan has begun to return to speculation and normal fandom activities. That said, there is a group of us that are lingering on that last bit of uncertainty regarding Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant. TVLine.com, is saying that fans can rest their weary minds, there will be more Cat Grant in season 2:
You may lose her for an episode or two (or three… since there’s no way Calista Flockart will be moving to Canada full-time), but I highly doubt you’ll lose her completely. CW prez Mark Pedowitz confirmed that Flockhart 'wants to continue with the show.' Now all sides just need to figure out the scheduling.
Cat will be in the show no matter what. If there are a few episodes where she isn't there that is ok with us as long as she returns. Its a great sacrifice on her part to continue doing the show when she has a family in LA. True for the entire cast. Ultimately CW knows Cat is essential and this really doesn't sound like an issue of money or celebrity, its just family. To that end we are pleased Calista is continuing on the show!
Variety.com had the opportunity to grab facetime with all The CW cast members that were in attendance at the upfronts. Obviously, one question that was asked to all of them was how they felt about the Supergirl coming to the network. Here are their responses:
Melissa Benoist ("Supergirl"):
“I can’t say I’m surprised, I think it’s logical. I think it’s such a good fit — it feels like the right shoe size now. Shifting to a different network shouldn’t have a big impact on the tone of the series. I do know we’ll have the chance to maybe linger on stories that worked so well last season or stories from the comic-books and stories that stay true to the mythology, so hopefully we can marinate and spend more time on things like that.”
Mehcad Brooks (“Supergirl”):
“I was really happy. We had 10 million viewers per week so if that follows to the CW, that’s a great thing for us and the network. I’m going to miss pizza — everyone always has their shirt off on the CW. When I heard it got picked up on the CW, I was like, ‘I better get in shape right now.’ I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be sexier. I think the show fits the network a little better. I’m glad that CBS tried it — and it worked, but a hit on CBS is like 18 million viewers, and people that watch our show don’t watch it live.”
Stephen Amell (“Arrow”):
“I found out it was coming to CW at a Comic-Con convention when a fan was like, ‘How do you feel about this?’ last weekend in the U.K. And I said, ‘Oh, that would be cool.’ And he was like, ‘No, no, no — it’s happening.’ So I was like, ‘Oh! Awesome!’ It’s not unprecedented, but it’s peculiar. I think that we do get an opportunity to help each other all being in Vancouver, so hopefully they all have a good time out there and we won’t lose any awesome crew members to them.”
Victor Garber (“Legends of Tomorrow”):
“I’m thrilled. I love her and I love the show. I don’t know how I can make an appearance on that show, but maybe they’ll need a professorial viewpoint.”
Caity Lotz (“Legends of Tomorrow”):
“It’s wild! I’m super excited. That fact that we can now crossover onto ‘Supergirl’ and they’re going to be up in Vancouver with us, we’re just going to have a big cult out there — like a Berlanti cult.”
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The CW Upfront presentation was this morning. For those that don't know the Upfronts are a large several day event where networks come to present their products (their shows) to potential advertisers (the commercials) and get them excited for whats to come. A lot of the presentations can include numbers, demographics and business jargon but there is also a component of plot and how cool the story telling is. Because of this, the CW brought several of their superheroes on stage. This included, Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, and now Melissa Beniost! Seeing all the heroes on stage was amazing. Here is what we learned from the presentation:
- Supergirl remains Monday's at 8pm! We'll be keeping our Super Mondays!
- A big four show crossover event is planned for around December! Not many details are being released but since Supergirl starts off the week of superhero themed shows, the mega-event will likely start on Supergirl.
- According to The CW President, Mark Pedowitz:
"[Supergirl] should have been [on The Cw] in the first place.”Also according to Variety.com:
CW is projecting that “Supergirl” will be among its top three most-watched series, as it will bring some viewers along from CBS while reaching much deeper into the CW’s younger demos.
- The only downer we heard about was that Calista Flockhart's involvement is still uncertain. There may be no change but Mark Pedowitz is quoted saying:
"We’re happy to have her in whatever capacity is worked out."
This is a very exciting time for DC Comics, Supergirl Fans, and Comicbook shows on TV. We seem to really be in that Golden Age of Comics TV. Check out our image gallery of all the Upfront media below:
FIRST OFFICAL SUPERGIRL CW TRAILER:
Oh and by the way, Melissa Beniost being in New York ... This happened!
A lot of folks are talking about Supergirl's move to The CW as a lifeboat for the show. This is totally false. We are offically learning today (whch we've felt all along) that Supergirl was never in danger of being cancelled. Deadline.com is reporting that the talks to move Supergirl to The CW, had been going on for months. Because Les Mooves has control of the two networks and they have such a profitable and positive relationship with WB all parties worked together to find out the best solution for Supergirl.
It’s a win-win since we co-own the CW, we worked out great deal. And who would say we wouldn’t have picked it up had it not gone to the CW. ~ CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller
The plan to move the show to The CW ended up being on purpose because the show can be made with its related shows in Vancouver, and for less money. That said, CBS never was disappointed with the show. So in the end, its not that CW is the lifeboat, its that many parties were interested in the show and its success but The CW was determined to be the best home for the show.
Moving networks means change. Change in physical location, change in how the show is made, and ultimately change in staff. Before things get out of hand, let us reiterate, the cast looks like they are all coming back 100%. No need to worry there. The executive producers are also still coming back (Ali Alder, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg). That said, there are still some shifts happening. Specifically writers. We've seen many of you provide interest in seeing Sterling Gates join the writing staff at Supergirl (the TV Show). We agree. In case you don't know, Sterling is currently the writer of Adventures of Supergirl and has a rich history with the Girl of Steel including writing the title book from October 2008 to February 2011. His stories have provided many influences on the show notably episode three's Reactron and the show's version of Lucy Lane! We are curious how many of you also agree with us?
Thanks for participating in our poll. There may be some vacancies in the writing staff which is why Sterling is our number one pick!