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Adler leaving as showrunner for Supergirl

19 Jun 2017 18:37 #54885 by shadar
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Adler is leaving her role as showrunner for Supergirl, Season 3. Here's an article on her replacements. I don't know enough about these folks to judge if this is good or bad news. Perhaps others have insights.

deadline.com/2017/06/supergirl-jessica-q...w-series-1202115025/

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19 Jun 2017 20:59 #54889 by Markiehoe
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Just movin' the same people up.
I was hoping for some new blood.

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21 Jun 2017 00:12 #54917 by kikass2014
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Sometimes you just need to move people around, rather then bring in fresh blood. Maybe they want to make a big impression in their new role and that is where the new ideas come from :)

Here's hoping :D

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21 Jun 2017 13:20 #54923 by Markiehoe
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The two in charge now wrote "Fallen"
My LEAST favorite episode.
Does not bode well for me.

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26 Jun 2017 18:01 #55014 by andyf
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Why is she leaving the show? Exeutive Consultant, what is that? Season 2 was very uneven most of the time. Was that because of posible infighting between Adler, Kreisberg and Berlanti?

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26 Jun 2017 18:56 #55019 by shadar
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andyf wrote: Why is she leaving the show? Exeutive Consultant, what is that? Season 2 was very uneven most of the time. Was that because of posible infighting between Adler, Kreisberg and Berlanti?


Very good questions... my experiences in senior management generally proved that removing the person at the top of an Org was the way to unlock the potential of those at the next level down.

If so, then Adler leaving will release everyone else to do their thing.

Question is, do the folks who are now going to be making all the decisions have the right instincts for the show?

Or was Adler the only one who kept them from running totally amok?

Season 3 will tell us. I prefer hope over despair until proven wrong.

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27 Jun 2017 01:07 #55030 by Markiehoe
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There is an old saying in sports.
When you can't fire the team you fire the coach.
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27 Jun 2017 11:58 #55035 by five_red
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andyf wrote: Why is she leaving the show? Exeutive Consultant, what is that? Season 2 was very uneven most of the time. Was that because of posible infighting between Adler, Kreisberg and Berlanti?


Tut-tut; does nobody read Claire Kent's Newsround on the front page..? :)

Ali's leaving because CBS has given her a more attractive (and presumably lucrative) offer, where she'll be helping to develop a range of new programming for the network. Sounds like a promotion.

I'm not familiar with the two who've come in in Alder's stead, but I noticed on Reddit a few fan accusations and general grumblings that one or both of them is somehow responsible for the Karamel romance story line of S02. (How can that be?!) Queller seems to have previously written for largely touchy-feely types of shows about relationships rather than action drama, so perhaps that's why she's been held (unfairly?) responsible for the Mon-El romance, although it is noted that Rovner's bio also includes a fair number of such shows. Both writers seem to have a solid history of writing for dramas centred around females, although only Rovner's apparent work on the Bionic Woman reboot is anything close to an action-based drama.

My take is that the only signal people should take from Queller/Rovner's promotion is "more of the same". Their track record seems to suggest they are both practised at writing for the Millennial demographic, particularly women, with dramas that include a heavy dose of soap-opera-style relationships -- which (correct me if I'm wrong) is pretty much what S02 was like(..?)

So, from here, it looks like the two new appointments are more a case of staying true to the show's current course, rather than exploring pastures new. Time will tell...


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27 Jun 2017 14:47 #55036 by kikass2014
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Some pretty sharp analysis there R5 :) Nice work :)

I'm firmly in the camp of "hoping for better, but expecting the same" based on this. While that is not necessarily a bad thing (season 2 seemed to be on the up last couple of episodes, once they ditched the stupid romance stuff), I'm hoping with Reign as the villain, it can move more into the "superhero" territory. (wow that was one runaway sentence lol)

We'll see :)

Peace.

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28 Jun 2017 00:21 - 28 Jun 2017 00:23 #55042 by andyf
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Rovner wrote for bionic Woman 2007? I did not know that. Was he one of the shows original writers, or was he a temp writer brought after the suits at NBC fired everybody?
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