Hours after The CW picked up Ringer yesterday, the network also handed out full season orders to new dramas Hart of Dixie and The Secret Circle. This means all three of their new dramas will make it until May.
None of these three shows have been breakout hits for the young network, but all perform modestly well. Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson (The OC) as averaged 1.8 million viewers this season so far and a 0.8 A18-49 rating Mondays after Gossip Girl. The Secret Circle has fared a little bit better, airing behind The CW’s hit show The Vampire Dairies, averaging 2.7 million viewers and a 1.2 A18-49 rating.
The CW president Mark Pedowitz thinks highly of these shows and feels that they can be benchmark series for the network saying “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. 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.”
It’s good that The CW has finally found some success in their new shows, as it may be time to start thinking about replacing older shows like Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural, and One Tree Hill, which will be ending in late 2012.