Fans have been concerned when they heard that ‘Supergirl’ was going on a nine week hiatus in the middle of February and everyone has been unsure as to what this could mean for the show. While the third season resumes next Monday, on February 12th it’ll be off the air until April 16th. Thankfully, at that point it should continue on uninterrupted until the finale on June 18th, but many wondered what this could mean for the series.
Rumors flourished that with co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg being removed from the series that it could have something to do with the long hiatus, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz stated that the reason for the break was that they some production issues which all were going on before Kreisberg was off the series.
With production issues as a reason for a delay, they also felt it would be the best to push back the show a bit:
“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.”
Basically, they don’t want a glut of just superhero shows on 24/7 no matter what the ratings are. Superhero fatigue is a valid concern and they want to make sure to mix things up a bit.
Pedowitz does insist to fans that there is no reason to be concerned:
“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.”
It looks like the series will be flying forward and on the new schedule with no issues at all.
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Source: TV Line