'Supergirl' could lose Calista Flockhart as series regular in season 2

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Supergirl Moving to the CW for Season 2

CW president Mark Pedowitz may have just revealed the first consequence of "Supergirl" moving from CBS to his network, as he played coy on whether Calista Flockhart would remain on the show for Season 2.

With "Supergirl" moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Flockhart's status on the show, where she plays Kara's (Melissa Benoist) boss Cat Grant, was called into question.

Discussions with the LA-based actress "are ongoing," Pedowitz said on a conference call with journalists prior to the network's Upfront presentation Thursday. "We're happy to have her in whatever capacity is worked out."

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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 26: SUPERGIRL, airing Mondays 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT starting in November, is CBS's new action-adventure drama based on the DC COMICS' character Kara Zor-El, Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen, as her new art director. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 26: Calista Flockhart stars as Cat Grant in the new action-adventure drama SUPERGIRL, on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 3: 'Stronger Together' -- Cat (Calista Flockhart, right) pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl, when SUPERGIRL moves to its regular time period, Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Melissa Benoist (left) (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 4: 'Fight or Flight' -- Cat plans to run an exposé on Supergirl, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Melissa Benoist and Calista Flockhart (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA- AUGUST 10: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) (L-R) Actresses Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist from CBS's 'Supergirl' pose in the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at the 2015 Summer TCA's at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: 'Fight or Flight' -- Cat (Calista Flockhart, pictured) plans to run an exposé on Supergirl, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: 'Fight or Flight' -- Cat plans to run an exposé on Supergirl, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Melissa Benoist, Jeremy Jordan and Calista Flockhart (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 8: 'Hostile Takeover' -- Kara (Melissa Benoist, left) goes toe-to-toe with Astra when her aunt challenges Kara's beliefs about her mother. Also, Cat (Calista Flockhart, right) is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 8: 'Bizarro' --Kara grows closer with Cat's (Calista Flockhart) son, Adam, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 25: 'Falling' -- Cat (Calista Flockhart, pictured) appears on THE TALK to discuss Supergirl, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 24: 'Myriad' -- Kara (Melissa Benoist, right) must find a way to free her friends when Non and Indigo use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Peter Facinelli, Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 24: 'Myriad' -- Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non and Indigo use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Calista Flockhart (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 24: 'Myriad' -- Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non (Chris Vance, right) and Indigo use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Calista Flockhart, Peter Facinelli and Chris Vance (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
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Pedowitz also said "Supergirl" being on The CW is "where it should have been in the first place," and predicts it will be one of the network's top three ratings performers, though at slightly lower numbers than it was doing on CBS in Season 1.

The network boss also demured to confirm whether the upcoming eighth season of "The Vampire Diaries" would be its final one, and defended the move of spinoff "The Originals" to midseason as a sign of "the strength of the schedule."

Pedowitz stressed television has "become a 52-week world" in his reasoning for holding five of The CW's shows for midseason. Returning series "The 100," "iZombie" and "Reign," as well as new series "Riverdale," were also left off of the fall schedule.

The 2016-17 fall season begins in October for The CW, with "Supergirl" joining "Jane The Virgin" on Monday nights and new shows "No Tomorrow" and "Frequency" paired with "The Flash" and "Arrow," respectively.

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