CBS president Glenn Geller said that the network's decision to move Supergirl to The CW is beneficial for everyone involved.
Geller told a group of reporters at the upfront television conference that he thought The CW was the perfect home for the show and that it made more sense to continue the series on that network, according to IGN. Geller added that the network made a deal with Warner Bros. that worked out for all parties involved, but reiterated that even if they hadn't made the deal, they may have picked up the show for a second season regardless.
When pressed about whether or not that meant the network was done with superhero shows entirely, Geller was quick to shut that line of thought down.
"We would absolutely consider everything," Geller said.
As it stands, CBS is currently the only network without a superhero show. NBC will debut Powerless, an Office-style comedy set in the world of DC Comics, this upcoming fall. Fox has Gotham, ABC has Agents of SHIELD and The CW has The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Even Netflix, which has become one of the biggest competitors to traditional cable networks, has a slate of superhero shows from its partnership with Marvel, including Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
Interestingly enough, CBS is one of the only cable networks that has its own streaming service — CBS Access. The service costs a $8 a month for subscribers, but right now only offers access to the network's archive of past shows. Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series will run exclusively on the service, but it’s not clear if CBS considered bringing Supergirl, which didn’t perform well for the network in a traditional time slot but has a dedicated fanbase, to the service instead of giving to The CW.
Geller didn't say whether or not the network was looking into bringing more content to the service, but it looks like CBS will be focusing mainly on its traditional television schedule going forward.