The good news first: everyone’s favourite National City resident is returning to our screens on Monday, the 15th of January. The Kryptonite? Supergirl will be going on hiatus from February 12th, with Legends of Tomorrow taking it’s time slot.
CW President, Mark Pedowitz (who just renewed his contract for another two years,) cited “production issues” as justification for the upcoming hiatus, and TVLine reports that those production issues predated Andrew Kreisberg’s removal as co-showrunner after last year’s sexual harassment scandal.
Pedowitz also stated that he didn’t want all five CW/DC superhero TV shows – Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and the upcoming Black Lightning (which hits the airwaves on January 16th) – to be on the air at the same time because he wants to avoid an “overload”.
Pedowitz went on to say “At the same time, we thought, ‘This is a good place put Legends,’ knowing that iZombie would go behind it at the end of February,” and that “It also allowed us to extend into the summer, to give us more original programming, which is actually a good thing for us.”
The CW chief was adamant that the last daughter of Krypton would be returning to the small screen in April, saying that “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 will return from her hiatus on the 16th of April, with the season finale due to air on June 18th.