Sure to be a ratings killer, The CW announces Superman & Lois will go on hiatus and be replaced by the final season of Supergirl.
The reason Superman & Lois is going on hiatus is said to be due to COVID interrupting production earlier this season, which means the episodes aren't complete or ready to air, so instead, Supergirl will air in the Tuesday 9 pm EST timeslot starting March 30, with new episodes of Superman returning May 18. The rest of the season for Supergirl will then air in the Summer at some time.
The news is really disappointing, but obviously, it seems things were out of The CW's hands due to the coronavirus, so hopefully the hiatus doesn't hurt Superman & Lois.
From following the previous shows and years, I know every time one of the DC shows goes on a hiatus, like The CW often places them on, the ratings take a turn for the worse.
“SUPERGIRL” RETURNS TO THE CW SCHEDULE THIS SPRING, KICKING OFF ITS FINAL SEASON STARTING TUESDAY, MARCH 30
“Supergirl” To Air First Part of Sixth and Final Season While “Superman & Lois” Takes Brief Hiatus
“Superman & Lois” Returns Tuesday, May 18 at 9pm
“PEOPLE Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream” Moves to Thursday, March 25 at 8pm
March 5, 2021 (Burbank, CA) – The CW’s Tuesday will become even more superpowered when SUPERMAN & LOIS gets a helping hand from their Kryptonian cousin this spring as SUPERGIRL soars onto action, returning to The CW’s schedule to kick off the first part of her sixth and final season on Tuesday, March 30 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The recently renewed freshman hit SUPERMAN & LOIS will go on a brief hiatus from The CW schedule due to a COVID-related production interruption earlier this season. SUPERMAN & LOIS will return to complete its first season on Tuesday, May 18 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), and SUPERGIRL will complete her final season later this summer.
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work as Supergirl, keeping National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats. She’s joined in this pursuit of justice by her sister, Alex, her mentor, Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her friends Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Dreamer (Nicole Maines), Kelly Olsen (Azie Tesfai), and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl! Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”), Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”) and Rob Wright (“Charmed,” “Lethal Weapon”).
As a result of the schedule change, PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN’S AMERICAN DREAM will now air Thursday, March 25 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN’S AMERICAN DREAM follows the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who stunned the world by existing royal life. One year later, they are very much living the American dream with multimillion-dollar streaming deals and a California mansion to call home with two-year old Archie. But a personal tragedy and ongoing tensions with brother Prince William and Kate have at times clouded their first year of freedom. This one-hour special will trace Harry and Meghan’s journey from royalty to celebrity.
The following is The CW’s updated schedule reflecting these changes. All times ET/PT:
THURSDAY, MARCH 25
8:00-9:00pm PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN’S AMERICAN DREAM (All-New Special)
9:00-10:00pm LEGACIES (Original Episode)
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERGIRL (Season Premiere)
TUESDAY, MAY 18
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERMAN & LOIS (Original Episode)