CBS Considering Dropping Supergirl Due To Budget Issues

Regardless of CBS President/CEO Leslie Moonves announcing in March that the network’s newest shows will be returning in 2016, The Wrap reports that Supergirl may be let go as a consequence of budget issues. According to the online Hollywood trade, CBS is a little more than hesitant over the series’ $3 milion-per-episode pricetag, which is considered one of the highest per-episode costs for a new show.

Moonves and Warner Bros. TV chief Peter Roth are set for a “last-minute staredown” over Supergirl‘s budget and its future at CBS. The network is scheduled to announce its Fall 2016 line-up in two weeks at the annual upfront presentations.

If CBS and Warner Bros. TV are unable to come to an agreement, there is a strong possibility that Supergirl could be picked up by The CW – which Warner Bros. co-owns with CBS. The fate of the show is not yet clear, so fans of Supergirl will have to stay vigilant for updates regarding the future of the show.

Source(s): Newsarama , The Wrap

  • Promo Grabber

    Sooo, this scenerio is the best possible outcome. Supergirl moves to a network that knows how to hand this type of IP properly, and CBS can add another CSI spinoff to their lineup.