Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a second season! As Marvel and DC prepare to duke it out in the box office, it’s easy to forget that the two comic titans are also duking it out on the small screen. With this going on, it’s easy for a show to be pulled if the network isn’t confident about it absolutely dominating its competition. Luckily it appears that Supergirl has avoided the fate of fellow DC-based series, Constantine.
Set in a different universe to Arrow and The Flash, Supergirl shows us Kara Zor-El’s journey to become a superhero on par with her legendary cousin. In spite of being set in a different universe to the former shows (due to being on different networks), there is even a crossover episode (Worlds Finest) in the works, where The Flash ends up in Supergirl’s universe.
However, while the show has been largely praised by critics, there is a reason it is something of a relief that the woman of steel will likely get a second season. According to Comic Book Resources;
“While the series premiered to 12.96 million total viewers, since then the audience has dropped significantly, with the Feb. 29 episode attracting 6.69 million. However, “Supergirl” continues to be well-received by critics; it has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.“
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS