It sounds like Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to the network that made her a star with Buffy the Vampire Slayer has paid off with The CW announcing that a full season for three of their new drama series including Ringer as well as Kevin Williamson’s Secret Circle and Josh Schwartz’s Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson. Honestly, I’m surprised that The CW is ordering full seasons for all of these new shows, but apparently they’ve all sat well on the ratings and seem to be hitting all the right demographics to stay alive. Personally, none of the shows tickled my fancy to add to my line-up every week, but surely fans will be happy to hear about the networks faith in each of these new series. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
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.