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SUPERGIRL: Calista Flockhart Returning In Reduced Capacity [The CW]

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Calista Flockhart ready to reprise her role as Cat Grant in Supergirl. The Birdcage and Ally McBeal star will return in the next season of The CW superhero program, albeit in a reduced capacity.

Flockhart’s reduced role is due to Warner Bros. TV‘s decision to move production to Vancouver. A Los Angeles resident, the actress has been reluctant to take roles that require her to leave her home and family behind. Luckily for fans, it appears that an agreement has been reached between Flockhart and WBTV that will allow her to continue in the show without requiring her to sacrifice much time with her family:

Keeping Flockhart onboard with the new filming location had been problematic as she was not willing to uproot her family to move to Vancouver. She was not obligated to continue (Alyssa Milano similarly left ABC’s Mistresses when its production moved from Los Angeles to Canada). In the end, a compromise was reached, and the studio will fly Flockhart to Vancouver every few weeks or so. I hear Flockhart would do as many scenes as she could by commuting back and forth, likely banking material for multiple episodes in one trip north. I hear she would be paid per her original series-regular contract.

Supergirl wouldn’t be Supergirl without the amazing Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant,” said Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “We are so excited Calista has agreed to continue on the show when she can. We and the audience love to see her on screen.”

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