Good news Supergirl fans, as it is announced that the CBS network has ordered an additional seven episodes of the hit TV show “Supergirl.” Bringing the freshmen show to a full-season total of 20 comic book action-filled episodes.
Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist, has been getting mixed reviews from many comic fans for its slightly cheesy dialogue and constant overacting. While the show has always, from the start, been geared toward the younger female audience, I don’t think that this trend will last forever if the network knows what’s best for the show. Fans should also recall that The CW’s Flash (whose showrunner also handles Supergirl) first season would also receive lots of criticism for the same complaints. It just takes time for a superhero show like this to find the proper balance in that – comic book to reality footing – and then grow on the audience from there.
The addition of the new episode orders arrives only five weeks into the launch of the DC Comics-based drama, which premiered on Oct. 26. Showing that CBS has faith in the Supergirl team to keep improving on a pretty decent show. Supergirl has steadily been declining in viewership since a major debut episode, but the show still brings in an impressive 11.24 million viewer average each week. With improved script writing, adding newer more dangerous villains and hopefully a crossover next season with fellow DC comics heroes The Flash or Arrow. Supergirl can become as popular as her more well-known cousin, Superman (who will never be in the show).
“Supergirl” – Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS
Official Press Release
CBS announced today an order for seven more episodes of SUPERGIRL, providing a full season of 20 episodes for the freshman drama that launched on Oct. 26. CBS has now given additional episode orders to all four of its new fall series – SUPERGIRL, LIFE IN PIECES, LIMITLESS and CODE BLACK.
SUPERGIRL currently averages 11.24 million viewers, 2.8/08 in adults 18-49 and 3.5/09 in adults 25-54. The series has improved the year ago time period by +46% in viewers, +40% in adults 18-49 and +25% in adults 25-54.
SUPERGIRL stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. SUPERGIRL is based on the characters from DC Comics.