The last daughter of Krypton, Supergirl, may be moving to the CW but her timing will stay exactly as it was in her stellar freshman year. Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist will continue to air on Monday nights at its regular timeslot, 8 p.m. EST, which will ominously move Rachel Bloom’s hilarious and underrated Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to a historically troublesome Friday nights.
With the renewal of the Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist came its change of networks, from CBS to sister network the CW for the fall 2016/2017 season. Few could argue against the move, as the youth-skewing CW sports a stable line-up of superheroes and already attracts Supergirl’s target demo more than CBS, whose audience is only tuning in because they’ve fallen asleep in front of the TV.
But with the CW already stacked, of some concern was Supergirl moving to a bad time slot. The CW’s week is packed with a DC superhero show on Tuesdays (The Flash), Wednesdays (Arrow) and Thursdays (Legends of Tomorrow). Supergirl could have stayed Monday (which it is) but that would require moving its critically-acclaimed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (which is what happened). Of course this doesn’t mean Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is outright doomed. Shows like Grimm on NBC have thrived on Friday nights, and that show doesn’t have amazing musical numbers.
Heck, Rachel Bloom wants a crossover with The Flash. At this point the CW should make Crazy Ex-Girlfriend part of the DC universe so it takes up the whole week. Everyone wins!