After Flash crossover, Supergirl star says things are 'looking positive' for renewal

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Apr 4, 2016, 6:06 PM EDT

CBS has renewed a big chunk of its schedule already, but there’s one notable absence for genre fans — though it sounds like good news could be on the way.

The network has yet to announce a second season of Supergirl, which has put up good-but-not-great ratings throughout the back half of its debut season. The live numbers were buoyed by a much-hyped crossover with The CW’s Flash last week, so it’ll be interesting to see where they land following the latest new episode tonight. You’d have to think the network is watching closely, to see if the Flash bump makes any lasting impact.

Though the network might still be mum, co-star David Harewood, who plays J'onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, told Digital Spy things are “looking positive” in regard to a second season. Of course, this could just be Harewood trying to hedge things that direction but, if nothing else, it’s still a good sign. Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

"I've heard lots of rumblings - there are no guarantees," said the actor, who plays  J'onn J'onzz, alias the Martian Manhunter. But CBS has made some very positive noises. All I know is that we've just had one of our biggest audiences of the year so far with the Flash crossover so it's all looking positive. The fans have been very vociferous and very vocal, so hopefully it's enough to get us a second season."

CBS made an effort to dip its toe into some younger waters with its drama slate this year with both Supergirl and Limitless (which is also teetering on the bubble). Both shows are good, and though Supergirl is a bit of an acquired taste, it’s certainly a nice change of pace for fans of fellow DC fare such as The Flash and Arrow.

What do you think? Should the network pull the plug or bring the Maiden of Might back for another round?


(Via Digital Spy)