The CW orders full seasons of freshman shows Ringer, Hart of Dixie and The Secret Circle.
On Wednesday, The CW announced it had requested a full season of episodes for Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the network has also asked for a full season of episodes from newcomer series Hart of Dixie and The Secret Circle.
The network’s decision to pick up Kevin Williamson’s The Secret Circle has come as no surprise, as in its first 3 weeks it has become the networks best performing new drama, averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in 18-49 demos. The series gained 11 percent in 18-34 demos in the 3rd week of airing.
Picking up Josh Schwartz’s Hart of Dixie solidifies the network’s Monday night line up with Gossip Girl and Dixie. Since its debut, the series has produced solid numbers, averaging 1.9 million viewers and 0.8 in 18-49 demos.
“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 Mark Pedowitz, president of the CW. “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.”
The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie join other rookie shows Ringer, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Up All Night and Whitney, who all were asked for full season of episodes.