Even though Supergirl’s first season ended on a cliffhanger, there has still been no official confirmation that the cast and crew will return for a second season. The show first premiered back in October with strong rating. 13 million viewers tuned in for the show’s first episode. As the show continued the ratings dropped significantly. CBS president Les Moonves said that the network was pleased with its ratings this past month, but still there is no official confirmation of a renewal for the show.
Part of the problem has to be blamed on the incredibly hefty cost associated with the show. The show costs approximately $3 million per episode to produce, making it one of the more expensive first year shows for the network to produce. The decline in ratings is making the justification for production costs a little difficult.
As negotiations for the second season continue between CBS and Warner Brothers, another option may exist for the show to move to the CW, since it already is a joint venture between Warner Bros and CBS. CW already has been successful in the past with other superhero shows like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. The Supergirl crossover episode “Worlds Finest” with The Flash guest-starring saw a ratings increase of 31% for that episode. The move to The CW unfortunately would require a reduction in the budget for the show. There has been no official comment from CBS or CW on the potential move to The CW.
As of now Supergirl is not confirmed for a second. CBS will announce its fall schedule in two weeks at the upfront presentations in New York, so expect an official answer from them then.