Things Are Looking Up For ‘Supergirl’ (And Nearly Every Other First-Season CBS Series)

Even with the upcoming network crossover event between CBS’s Supergirl and The CW’s The Flash, fans and critics have expressed concerns over the future of the latest Greg Berlanti-produced series. CBS merely extended Supergirl‘s original 13-episode order to 20 for a less-than-complete first season despite its claiming the top-rated debut of the season. Yet if recent commends from network chief Les Moonves turn out to be true, then viewers won’t have anything to worry about.

According to The Wrap, Moonves was speaking at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference on Tuesday morning when he unofficially announced the renewal of almost every freshman CBS series. He indicated that four of the five shows under consideration for renewal were owned by the network, and that the chances of their coming back were pretty good.

TV Line reports that six of the seven debut series are eligible for Moonves’ announcement, as the Jane Lynch-led Angel from Hell was canceled rather abruptly after its premiere. This leaves SupergirlCode BlackLimitlessLife in PiecesCriminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Rush Hour on the docket. Then again, since the latter two haven’t even premiered yet, this means that at least one of the two March openers has been guaranteed a second season.

So does this mean for certain that Supergirl is coming back for season two? No, but considering the series’ fantastic ratings debut, subsequent ratings plateau and growing fanbase, there’s a good chance that Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) won’t be hanging up the cape anytime soon.

(Via The Wrap and TV Line)