CBS has confirmed that Supergirl will have a full season. The network has ordered an additional seven episodes, bringing the total to twenty. While that’s two short of the normal twenty-two episodes, given that Supergirl debuted late in the season, it lines up with the finales for other network shows.
Since its October 26 premiere — the most-watched of the fall season with 12.9 million viewers — the show has averaged 11.24 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among the coveted 18-49 adult demographic. The show has improved the network’s time slot with an additional 46% in viewers over last year’s comedy block.
The first new show to get the green light from the network, it’s now the second freshman show to get a season pick-up, following Limitless. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist and is produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg, and Sarah Schechter. Along with Marc Guggenheim, Berlanti and Kreisberg also produce the CW shows Arrow and The Flash. CW is co-owned by CBS.
Last week, rumors began circulating that with the “back 9” order (or in this case, the “back 7”) would come the first cross-over with The Flash, something fans have been hoping to see since Supergirl was first announced. Producer Marc Guggenheim recently made the offhand comment that there are “four shows in one universe” in a recent interview, leading some to speculate that the “four” includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
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