Supergirl Ending with Season Six

The CW's first female-fronted superhero drama, Supergirl, is coming to an end. Melissa Benoist stars in the series as the titular superhero, the cousin of Superman (who is receiving his own CW show, Superman & Lois, next season). This comes one season after the end of Arrow, the original show in CW's Arrowverse, of which Supergirl was one of the first shows. Supergirl debuted on CBS in 2015 before being moved to The CW after a single season, which also moved the show's production from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada (leading to the departure of star Calista Flockhart). Originally a very strong performer for CW, it's been a more average player in later seasons, with its latest season taking a 37% drop to a 0.22 average, making it The CW's #7 show. Season five was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, and with filming delayed to to the ongoing outbreak, its return is slated for much later than usual. The CW, which rolled out a pandemic-proof fall schedule consisting of mainly acquired shows, already announced a January schedule that will see the returns of most of their regular programming. Supergirl's now-final sixth season was not included on it, meaning the show could see up to a one-year gap between seasons. In addition to Benoist, Supergirl stars Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath and Nicole Maines.

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