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The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie: CW Orders Full Seasons

Hart of Dixie full seasonIn addition to a full season renewal for The CW’s Ringer, the smallest network has also given full seasons to Hart of Dixie and The Secret Circle.

All three freshman shows have hardly been a big success but the network’s whole schedule is down. As previously mentioned, Ringer’s the third-highest rated TV series on the network with a 0.9 average rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.99 million viewers.

The Secret Circle is a no-brainer. The show is doing a bit better than Ringer with a 1.0 demo average and 2.31 million viewers. It’s only bested by its lead-in, The Vampire Diaries. The most recent episode drew a 0.8 rating with 1.96 million.

Hart of Dixie’s full season order is a little more of a risk. Thus far, the season’s averaged a 0.7 demo rating with 1.73 million viewers, essentially the same as Supernatural and Gossip Girl. Except for Nikita, they’re the lowest-rated shows currently on the network. This week’s Dixie fell to a 0.6 rating.

Here’s the press release:

THE CW GIVES FULL SEASON ORDERS TO “HART OF DIXIE,” “RINGER” AND “THE SECRET CIRCLE”

The CW Orders Back Nine Episodes for its Freshman Dramas

October 12, 2011 (Burbank, California) – The CW Network gave full season orders to its three freshmen series Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

“We believe in the creative strength of these dramas, and by giving them back nine orders we can give our audience the chance to enjoy complete seasons of all three of them,” said Pedowitz. “With compelling storylines, engaging characters and tremendous buzz, we firmly believe that Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle can become signature series for The CW, the kind of top-notch shows that are synonymous with our brand.”

HART OF DIXIE (Mondays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) is from Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Fake Empire, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Leila Gerstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Eli Stone”), Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “The O.C.”), Len Goldstein and Donald Todd (“Samantha Who?,” “Ugly Betty”).

RINGER (Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with ABC Television Studios and Brillstein Entertainment with executive producers Pam Veasey (“CSI, NY,” “The District”), Jon Liebman and JoAnne Colonna, and co-executive producers/co-creators Nicole Snyder (“Supernatural”) and Eric Charmelo (“Supernatural”), as well as co-executive producer Sarah Michelle Gellar.

THE SECRET CIRCLE (Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) is from Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”), Andrew Miller (“Imaginary Bitches”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo.

What do you think? Are you glad that these shows have been renewed? Do you think any or all of them will end up being renewed for a second season?

 

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David W October 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Love Hart of Dixie. It is so refreshing with Friday Night Alumu’s. I’m Hooked. Glad it was renewed.

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rachel October 15, 2011 at 1:11 am

I like Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie, i like hart of dixie more because i dont feel the need to shoo my children from the room when im watching it. thats a nice relief since i can honestly say every other show i watch i do have too. not that they are paying attention but still its a nice change. Hart of Dixie’s pilot wasnt so great but it gets better with each episode. i stopped watching Ringer i think after the third one, it was moving way to slow and to no where for me. I love SMG but i couldnt take the show anymore, it was like all these possible plot lines and then they all just sat there, and i didnt give a darn about any of them. Secret Circle hasnt gotten me so addicted i would be upset to watch the show later in the week, but still its a good enough show. Honestly on all networks shows are very disappointing this year. Supernatural is still good though, though i do miss the Angels and Demons.

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Beth Coccaro October 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I’ve been enjoying Secret Circle – so glad to hear to good news! I wasn’t able to sit thru a scene of Hart of Dixie.

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Kat October 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I still can’t fathom why The Secret Circle is doing so well, but whatever. There’s potential for that show to get better. As for Hart of Dixie? Ugh… the recent preview was all about young people getting hot and bothered during a heat wave, like who’s going to hook up with who and stuff. After it was done, I was like “…and she’s supposed to be a doctor, right?” I don’t watch the show, but from the previews, I have to assume there’s very little patient care on this show and it’s mostly about the northern girl making an ass out of herself in front of the southern boys (“and hilarity ensues” — except that it doesn’t). The actual show might be better than these lame previews, but with advertisements this lame, who would want to find out?

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