The CW's Supergirl is going on an extended hiatus to make room for Legends of Tomorrow. The CW boss Mark Pedowitz is out to reassure fans that they should not be worried. DC projects have grown a lot over the years on the network, and they just keep getting better. There are currently four DC shows on the CW including Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, along with the upcoming Black Lightning. Supergirl's hiatus has caused some anxiety amongst fans of the show, but Pedowitz is out to let those fans know that they should not be worried at all.
There have been rumblings of "production difficulties" for Supergirl, which when coupled with the announcement of an extended hiatus, seemed to spell disaster for the hit DC series. While speaking to TVLine, CW boss Mark Pedowitz brought up "production difficulties" once again, but didn't give out any further information. Instead, he also brought up that the network didn't want to have too many superheros shows on the air at the same time, leading to an "overload." He had this to say.
"At the same time, we thought, 'This is a good place to put Legends,' knowing that iZombie would go behind it at the end of February. It also allowed us to extend into the summer, to give us more original programming, which is actually a good thing for us."
As announced over the weekend, along with other CW 2018 midseason premiere dates, iZombie returns in late February, two weeks after Legends of Tomorrow. The latter takes over the prime Monday 8pm time slot. In terms of whether the production issues or schedule difficulties is indicative of The CW losing faith in Supergirl, Mark Pedowitz assured TVLine he and the network are still big supporters of the Girl of Steel. He explains.
"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 (series lead) Melissa (Benoist) and the direction of the show."
Although it has been promised that Supergirl fans have nothing to worry about, a fourth season has yet to be announced. The addition of the highly anticipated Black Lightning may be indicative of the CW taking away one of their superhero shows, which could see Supergirl not being renewed for a fourth season. This is speculation at this time, but Mark Pedowitz did speak about the CW's fear of "overload" on the superhero shows and as previously noted, there has not been an order for a fourth season.
Supergirl Season 3 returns Monday January 15th at 8pm on The CW, but we'll have to wait until this spring to see if the show gets renewed for a fourth season. Supergirl will run for four weeks until giving way to Legends of Tomorrow on February 12th, 2018. The Legends of Tomorrow third season finale will air April 9th and the Supergirl will be back on April 16th and run until it's season finale on June 18th. You can read more about the future of Supergirl via TVLine.