Here's what will happen to the Flash if his CW series doesn't work out

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Feb 10, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

The Arrow spinoff hasn't even come out yet, but there's already a plan B on the table. 

The success of a live-action superhero show is a might bit unpredictable, and the chances for pseudo spinoffs of said show even doubly so. Remember when The WB thought that Smallville's sizable audience would also happily tune in for Birds of Prey? I think we can all recall how that one turned out.

Badly. Just wanted to be clear there. Birds of Prey did very badly.

So it should come as no surprise that the executive producer for both Arrow and the forthcoming Flash, Greg Berlanti, has a backup plan in mind. You know, just in case Barry Allen superspeeds his way into a faceplant. Berlanti is hopeful but pragmatic, saying, "Fingers crossed we don't screw it up and he gets his own show! If he didn't, I don't think we would ever want to let Grant go. He's too valuable. That would be our hope, I think -- no matter what, to keep Barry part of the universe."

Sure, there's always some risk to even cop to the notion that your show could fail, but honesty like that is also really refreshing. And I'd be feeling pretty relieved if I were Barry Allen actor Grant Gustin. Because plan B seems to be that, if Flash doesn't work out, they'll just make Arrow into a buddy show.

But what do you think -- would you be all right with Green Arrow sharing more screentime with the Flash should the spinoff fail?

(via Comic Book Movie)