Stargirl from DC is coming to an end. The third season of the show, which is now running on The CW, will bring it to an end. Through December 7, new episodes will still show on Wednesdays.
Brec Bassinger plays Courtney Whitmore, a high school girl that Geoff Johns created in 1999 after being inspired by his sister, who died in a plane disaster, and who launched Johns’ career as a comic book writer. The most recent series to terminate is DC’s Stargirl, which was canceled less than a month after Nexstar Media Group finished buying the network. It joins other popular programs that are also coming to an end, like The Flash, Riverdale, and Nancy Drew. DC’s Stargirl follows Courtney as she leads an unusual band of teenage heroes to carry on the heritage of DC’s original superhero team, the Justice Society of America, along with her dad Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson).
In the third season, Joel McHale’s Starman reappears and offers to train Courtney while she aids him in settling into his new life in the sleepy village of Blue Valley. But when a murder has to be investigated, the case will not only make our heroes doubt whether the ex-super-villains are genuinely ready to change, however, but it will also take Courtney, Pat, and Starman to a secret that will completely shock them all.
For a variety of reasons, Stargirl has always had a particular place in Johns’s’s heart. “We knew this would be the final season of Stargirl since so many changes were developing at the network. As a result, we wrote with that possibility in mind, and the result is what I think is the finest season of Stargirl so far, with perfect creative closure. I want to thank the amazing cast and crew for helping me make this series come to reality. Brec exceeded my highest hopes by perfectly embodying Courtney in every manner imaginable, with elegance, power, and humor. I’m grateful to WBTV and The CW for giving us a place to air this narrative and pay tribute to my cherished late sister, and I’m incredibly appreciative to the media and viewers who have consistently supported us over the course of three fantastic seasons. Most series don’t last this long. We are quite proud of our work and the fandom it has generated.”
Since management at Nexstar made it plain that their focus will be on retooling The CW and leaning toward unscripted material and series that appeal to an older audience, the decision is not entirely unexpected. The target audience for programs like Riverdale, All American, Arrow, and Supernatural have always been people in their teens through their 30s. The typical CW watcher is 58 years old, though, which is the truth.
Following the transition, more shows are anticipated to terminate. All American, which is currently in its fifth season, All American: Homecoming, which is currently in its second season, Walker, which is currently in its third season, Superman & Lois, which is about to enter its third season, and Kung Fu, which is also currently in its third season, are all still awaiting decisions. Walker: Spinoffs of Independence and Supernatural While Two Sentence Horror Stories, which concluded its third season in February, has not been renewed, The Winchesters are now in their debut season.
In collaboration with Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions are the producers of DC’s Stargirl. Along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Johns serves as the series executive producer and showrunner. Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Akoya Brunson, Neil Hopkins, Joy Osmanski, along with Amy Smart, Luke Wilson, and Joel McHale, are all featured in the series addition to Bassinger.