Ruby Rose as Batwoman (Photo: CW)

What is ‘Batwoman’ without Ruby Rose? How six shows survived losing their stars

The Arrowverse has been rocked by Ruby Rose’s decision to exit CW’s “Batwoman” after the show’s first season.

Both Rose and CW paint it as an amicable split, even if the reasons for her exit are unclear.

The network will recast, and producer Greg Berlanti has promised that the ground-breaking role of the lesbian crimefighter will go to another member of the LGBTQ community.

Still, it’s a huge loss and risk for the network. “Batwoman” is CW’s third most-watched series, behind “The Flash” and the final season of “Arrow.”

Here’s how six other shows have dealt with losing their leads:
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Hey, ‘Arrow’! Don’t screw up Mr. Terrific!

 

Alex Ross' intense interpretation of Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific.
Alex Ross’ intense interpretation of Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific.

One of the most tantalizing tidbits dropping from the San Diego Comic-Con: Mr. Terrific will be joining “Arrow.”

Whoa. That’s huge.

And suddenly I was ready to forgive the show for the godawful slog of season three. That League of Assassins story ran so long and so aground, I was ready to shoot an arrow into my own beloved TV.

OK, but for comic readers – and fans of the Justice Society – there is one question: Which Mr. Terrific will be joining the CW hit? There are two.

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