Although the CW has already announced plans to take over airing Supergirl with its new fall season, the head of its former home, CBS, said that the show "probably" could have remained on his network.
“It’s great to own two networks. Supergirl fits better on the CW,” Les Moonves told Deadline. “If they didn’t go there, we would’ve probably taken it back."
The CW is co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros., although Warner Bros.'s television division produces Supergirl. Moonves said the talks about Supergirl's future went on for a month before the decision was made to shift over to the CW.
"It's a win-win since we co-own the CW," echoed CBS Entertainment preisdent Glen Geller. "We worked out a great deal. And who would say we wouldn't have picked it up had it not gone to the CW."
Supergirl is scheduled to join The Flash, Arrow, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow in the fall with its second season.