CW Renews NIKITA, HART OF DIXIE, GOSSIP GIRL; Picks Up ARROW, CARRIE DIARIES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FIRST CUT; Cancels RINGER, SECRET CIRCLE

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More TV renewals and pick-ups for you today.  This round is brought to you by The CW.  Here are the headlines:

  • Renewals:  Nikita, starring Maggie Q, will be around for a third season with an unspecified number of episodes.  The Rachel Bilson-starrer Hart of Dixie will see 22 episodes in its second season.  Gossip Girl has been renewed for a sixth-season, which may be its last.
  • Pick-Ups:  The Green Arrow-centric series, Arrow; the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries and the reboot of the 1980s series, Beauty and the Beast have all been picked up by the network.  Medical drama, First Cut, starring Mamie Gummer and mystery series, Cult, are other new additions.
  • Cancellations:  Freshman series Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and the bewitched The Secret Circle have been dropped.

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ABC Orders BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Fox Calls for LIKE FATHER and CW Takes FIRST CUT

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Another round of pilot orders is upon us. Among them are a second helping of Beauty and the Beast, a father-son comedy for Fox and a light-hearted doctor drama for CW. Here are the details:

  • ABC orders Beauty and the Beast on the heels of fantasy success series Once Upon a Time. The CW had previous ordered a Beauty and the Beast pilot as well.
  • Like Father, a comedy inspired by Cougar Town’s Bill Lawrence and the relationship with his father, was ordered by Fox.
  • The CW has ordered doctor dramedy First Cut from Gilmore Girls scribe and Pushing Daisies executive producer.

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