CBS Chairman Nina Tassler on THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, GOTHAM vs. SUPERGIRL, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


August 10, 2015 by  

Credit: CBS

Credit: CBS

After CBS Chairman Nina Tassler participated in her executive session at TCA, she took a few follow-up questions from reporters about THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, the potential for DC crossovers, and more..


Though Tassler fielded questions about the finale’s CGI-ed Alicia/Kalinda scene in the finale, she was pressed on it further post-panel.

“‘Did the story work? Did the audience feel like they saw the end of the relationship?’And they did,” Tassler reiterated.

When it was pointed out the knowledge of the lengths the show went to has tainted the moment (and the show) for some fans, Tassler denied hearing that feedback.

“I haven’t really heard that. From the audiences, they love the show, and they’re much more invested in Alicia’s journey,” she said. “And that’s where the show is going — forward to the future.”


THE FLASH and ARROW have had crossovers built into the show’s DNA, if anything ever happens with SUPERGIRL, it will need to be done in the right way.

“I’m a bit of a superhero geek, and I have a lot of respect for what characters inhabit certain universes,” Tassler said. “You want to make sure — [we can’t be,] ‘Oh, yeah, just pick up one character and have them fly over to another setting.’ You really have to be respectful and mindful of what each universe says you can and can’t do. So obviously working very close with DC, and our producer, Greg Berlanti, is the poster child for this field. Right now, we’re not doing it — we’re doing [crossovers] promotionally — but we’ll be very inventive about what we can and will do in the future.”

But there is one superhero heavily referenced in the SUPERGIRL pilot.

“Superman does exist in SUPERGIRL’s universe, so there will be references to him, and [they’ll be] creative into how they incorporate that into the show,” Tassler said. “[But] there are not right now [references to FLASH and ARROW].”

As for the other DC series currently on the air, Tassler seemed to be unworried about SUPERGIRL going up against fellow DC series GOTHAM.

“I think they’re different audiences,” she said. “I think SUPERGIRL has a much bigger, broader audience for family entertainment. They look different, they feel different. And judging by the 14 million views on the trailer, I don’t think anyone is worried there’s not enough audience to watch both shows.”


During the panel, Tassler shared that they haven’t determined if it’s going to be the end of POI this season, and that they still have time to decide about its future. When I pressed her for how much time they’d need to give the writers — especially given the show’s mythology — her answer was a bit curious.

“This year…they have very conscientiously [been] doing more close-ended episodes,” Tassler said.


CBS’ summer staple, UNDER THE DOME, has yet to be renewed, but Tassler shared all their summer decisions won’t be made for a bit.

“We haven’t decided yet. The dome does come down, there will be a lot of surprises [at the end of the season],” she said. “We generally don’t make decisions on the summer shows until after the summer.”

The Emmy snubs:

Tassler had no problem voicing her displeasure over her network’s Emmy snubs.

“Boo,” she said. “Boo. Boo. Boo. Boo. Boo. I’m bummed, what can I tell you? I think we have phenomenal performances; great writing, great directing.”

Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest TV news. Connect with other TV fans on GIVE ME MY REMOTE’s official Facebook page.

And to be the first to see our exclusive videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel at

Filed under CBS


One Response to “CBS Chairman Nina Tassler on THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, GOTHAM vs. SUPERGIRL, and More”

  1. lerty on October 27th, 2015 5:33 pm

    we are looking for the famely of Otis Livingston (CBS) for attaking people int Brooklyn night club he was recognise remove him out telivision bussines he is bad