Supergirl premiered on CBS last month, and so far, the DC Entertainment show has been a success. The series was originally ordered for 13 episodes, with a full-season pickup expected. Now, CBS has announced its decision.
CBS has confirmed that Supergirl has been given a full season order. However, instead of the usual nine episodes, the network has ordered seven additional episodes. This brings the season’s total to 20 episodes, rather than the typical 22. This can be explained by Supergirl premiering one month later than many other new shows, as well as the heavy visual effects for each episode.
With a full season set, the next step for Supergirl is to secure a second season. CBS will announce that decision sometime next year. Additionally, it was recently rumored that one requirement for Supergirl, should it get a full season order, is to cross over with The CW’s The Flash. Now that the full season order has been given, could this crossover happen after all? Expect some official news on this to come soon.