'Supergirl' news: Show getting a full season, Greg Berlanti says no 'The Flash' crossover being planned


CBS has announced that “Supergirl” will be getting a full season. However, according to the showrunners, no crossover event with “The Flash” from The CW is currently on the worksat least for now.

With an initial 13 episodes for its pilot season, “Supergirl” received an order from CBS for a full season. The “full season” will give add seven more episodes, making the first season of the show 20 episodes in total. While the episode count falls two episodes short form being an actual full season, CBS still calls it as such.

The series is developed by Greg Berlanti, who is also partly responsible for the successful The CW shows “Arrow” and “The Flash.” “Supergirl” premiered late October with a strong start of an average of 13 million viewership rate, and rating of 3.1. Since then, the show was able to maintain an average of 11.24 million viewers weekly.

Meanwhile, Berlanti denied recent rumors about an upcoming crossover event between “Supergirl” and “The Flash.” According to the rumor, Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl would eventually come to visit Central City and meet the characters from the world of “The Flash.” Aside from being connected to the said show, this would mean that Supergirl would then be part of a larger DC Comics TV universe, which include “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” and the character of John Constantine.

The rumor pointed out that such plans were meant to air somewhere at the latter part of the show’s seasonshould it get a full orderin order to somehow “boost” the rating of the show just in time for the May sweeps period.

However, Berlanti announced that it is not part of their plans for now. “Only because we just received the pickup… But not at this point,” Berlanti said at the press screening of “The Flash/Arrow: Heroes United” crossover episodes of the season.