CW Boss Explains Supergirl’s Hiatus, Says Fans Shouldn’t Worry
Supergirl returns for the back half of its third season on Monday, January 15. Legends of Tomorrow’s Season 3 return, however, will displace the Girl of Steel’s show on February 12. Thus, Supergirl will be launched into a nine week hiatus, which it won’t return from until April 16. From that time thereafter, the show will carry on until the third season finale airs on June 18. The extensive hiatus has incited a wave of confusion that has many fans concerned for the future of the series. But CW President Mark Pedowitz promises all is fine in National City.
During the Television Critics Association press tour this past weekend, Pedowitz told attendees: “We had a moment where they had some production issues.” Furthermore, reports TVLine, said issues predated the firing of co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
Additionally, the network doesn’t want to “overload” itself with five superhero-centric shows all airing simultaneously, as Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16.
“At the same time, we thought, ‘This is a good place put put Legends,’ knowing that iZombie would go behind it at the end of February. [The shake-up] also allowed us to extend into the summer, to give us more original programming, which is actually a good thing for us.”
To allay fears that the series may be in trouble, The CW President added:
“The fans of Supergirl should not be worried in any way, shape or form. We are big believers in the show, and big believers in Melissa [Benoist] and the direction of the show.”
Supergirl returns Monday, January 15, followed by The Flash resuming its fourth run on Tuesday, January 16 and Arrow continuing Season 6 on Thursday, January 18. The Legends will resume their third run when Legends of Tomorrow returns Monday, February 12.