The Supergirl Renewal Drama Continues – Possible Move To Vancouver?
The Supergirl Renewal Drama Continues: Supergirl Eyes Move To Vancouver To Reduce Costs As Season 2 Stays In Limbo
Negotiations between CBS and Warner Bros TV continue over the fate of Supergirl. Now Deadline is reporting that part of the thought is moving Supergirl to Vancouver to reduce costs and possibly take advantage of the fact that the prodco already has two shows running there: ARROW and THE FLASH. In case you didn’t know, Supergirl is shot in Los Angeles and that’s expensive but they were expecting some tax credits from the state since the state is desperate to keep productions there rather than running off to Canada or elsewhere… the tax credit for Supergirl’s production wasn’t approved.
Deadline is also reporting that some on the show aren’t happy about the possible move (I’m guessing most of the crew would not be carried over for a move across the border) they are thinking a deal will be made.
Deadline points out that the ratings haven’t been as bad as they have previously looked when you look at the demographics:
Still, despite the fact that its numbers tapered off significantly after a strong start, Supergirl, aided by a solid DVR play, averaged a 2.4 rating among adults 18–49 in a competitive time slot, ranking as the No. 1 new CBS drama and No. 4 new network series overall (behind only Blindspot, Life in Pieces and Quantico) in the demo this season.
CBS needs to make a decision VERY FAST with the upfronts coming soon and Supergirl isn’t the only show on the bubble with them but some of the others (Limitless, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) being owned by CBS makes it more questionable for a very expensive, licensed show to make it into the final schedule.
I’m sure there will be more to this drama before a final decision is made.