As evidenced by how long most of CBS’ current schedule lineup has been on the air, it should be obvious to anyone that the network likes to keep shows with brand recognition around. Even though renewals were already granted for the bulk of its series, CBS still hasn’t made a firm decision on Supergirl. But one of its stars, David “J’onn J’onzz” Harewood, says that the recent crossover with The Flash was successful enough to keep everyone optimistic about more episodes in the future.
I've heard lots of rumblings - there are no guarantees. 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.
Now, Harewood was kind of overplaying that boast about the episode’s viewership, as the live airing of “Worlds Finest” brought in fewer viewers than five of the nine other 2016 episodes (and fewer than twelve Season 1 episodes in total), but his meaning was understood. In any case, CBS saw the super-drama experienced a notable uptick in ratings once Grant Gustin’s Flash visited, and now they know how good of an idea that is. And they also know that there are several more shows within the DC TV Universe that also have heroes begging to visit National City.
Harewood also brought up a good point with Digital Spy in saying how vocal the fans have been about the show. The respective fanbases were a huge reason why that initial crossover came together so quickly in the first place, so it’s definitely not beyond the realm of understanding that viewers could be rewarded for their continued efforts in telling CBS that they want more Supergirl when next fall gets here.
Even though nothing official has been announced about Supergirl's future, it’s not as if the show is being presented as one that’s ready to say goodbye at the end of next month. Not only are the storylines getting bigger, and the supplementary characters getting more numerous, but the creative team is already talking about what we can expect to see in Season 2 as far as certain plotlines go. That’s either confidence, insanity, or proof that network execs have already given them the silent go-ahead for more episodes.
While we wait to hear what better be amazing news from CBS about Supergirl’s future, the best thing you can do is emphatically tune into the show on Monday nights and get loud with friends and family, both online and off, about how much you love it. Maybe don't start a petition just yet, though.