First impressions are important, but that doesn’t mean it’s always what it seems. Supergirl rocked the world by getting the highest ratings for any superhero show on any network when it debuted on CBS in October. However, the rating have been dipping ever since, some would say to very dangerous levels. Now, while the show has been given a full season order, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be renewed for a second season.
In fact, quite infamously, CBS once gave a full season order to a “#1 New Show” called Vegas, but then ended the series after the season was done. Many are wondering if the ratings don’t pick up, if Supergirl will be cancelled.
Due to this worry no doubt, many starting spreading rumors that the Flash, who is currently on the CW in his own show, would crossover with Supergirl in an attempt to boost ratings. Not unlike what recently happened with the annual Arrow/Flash crossover.
In a conversation with ComicBook.com, Flash and Supergirl Showrunner Andrew Kriesberg said that these two characters crossing over would not be likely due to legal reasons:
“There’s always those late nights, delirious, semi-high on pizza where you’re like, ‘You know what would be really cool? If …,’ “Kreisberg said. “But right now there is no legitimate actual plan to bring [The Flash’s] Cisco [Carlos Valdes] onto Supergirl or to bring [Supergirl’s] Winn [Jeremy Jordan] onto Legends [of Tomorrow]. First of all, we don’t even know if we could, legally. And quite frankly, just making the Arrow-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making Supergirl work, it’s enough of a challenge without having to add a fourth player.”
Now obviously this could change, but it appears that the networks aren’t up for crossing over the characters any time soon.