After a season on CBS, Supergirl was renewed for a second season on The CW, joining the network's lineup of fellow DC-related shows. While viewers of the show were happy that Supergirl would live on, it did come with a cost. Switching networks meant new venues to film, which put the cast in a position of relocating to Canada to film alongside fellow CW shows. As this was not a clause in original contracts, some cast members debated leaving the show, one of which ended up being Calista Flockhart.
Flockhart's Cat Grant found her way into the hearts of many viewers as she continued to push Supergirl to be the best she could be, but also was shown to support and care for Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist). Flockhart left the show at the beginning of season two, handing over control of CatCo to Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks). Well, her absence may not be forever as a new report points to ongoing negotiations to bring her back for another appearance this season.
The report comes courtesy of TV Line as part of their "Ask Ausiello" spoiler column hosted by Michael Ausiello in which a fan of the show asked when they would next see Cat Grant. Ausiello responded with the following:
Flockhart is not currently confirmed to appear in any additional season 2 episodes, but there’s talk of a short-term comeback in the spring.
While this is not confirmation that fans of the show will once again see Flockhart in the role this season, if talks are happening, there may be a good chance that something can be worked out. After all, any time an actor of a fan favorite character is interested in coming back in any capacity, the producers and writers can typically find a way to make it happen. And, since Flockhart parted with the show on good terms, it seems likely she would be willing to reprise her role as Cat Grant.
If she does return, it will be interesting to see how big of a role she has and for how long. Ausiello describes it as a "short-term comeback," leaving it very much open to interpretation as for how long that could be. A single episode return to National City would certainly be the easiest way to make it happen, in which Cat comes back to check up on her company and evaluate how Olsen has done in command. However, she could also very well have a multiple episode comeback in the latter portion of the season. Only time will tell whether or not this happens, but many Supergirl viewers would welcome her back with open arms.
Supergirl will return with “Supergirl Lives,” a Kevin Smith-directed episode, on January 16, 2017.
Source: TV Line