Supergirl's Future In Jeopardy Over Rumored Budget Concerns

SupergirlHenshawThe Wrap reports that the future of Supergirl is still in doubt ahead of CBS's upfront presentation in two weeks.

At issue: CBS pays nearly $3 million per episode in licensee fees to broadcast the series. With the show's steady ratings decline over the course of the season, CBS may now feel that price is just too high. According to the report, it's led to a "stare-down" between CBS's Leslie Moonves and Warner Bros. Television boss Peter Roth.

Moonves previously announced that all of the networks 2015 freshman shows would likely be renewed. But with the upfronts on the horizon, the issue has come to a head and could see Supergirl move to Warner and CBS's co-owned CW or eliminated all together. A move to The CW would likely lead to a slashing on the show's budget.

Of course, all will be made clear when the upfronts begin and should Supergirl disappear from the air, one imagines there will be a place for star Melissa Benoist to guest star as the character in other show.