CW cancels 'Ringer,' 'Secret Circle,' renews 'Gossip Girl,' 'Nikita,' 'Hart of Dixie'
The CW drama series "Ringer," which sees Sarah Michelle Gellar playing twins, has been canceled after one season.
The network also axed another new show, "The Secret Circle," according to The Hollywood Reporter, which carried the report on Friday, May 11. Ratings for both shows have fallen since their premieres. Speculation about the possible cancellation of "Ringer" grew after it was reported in late April that Gellar was pregnant with her and husband Freddie Prinze Jr.'s second child.
Meanwhile, the shows "Gossip Girl," "Nikita" and the new drama series "Hart of Dixie," starring Rachel Bilson, have been renewed.
Ratings for "Gossip Girl," a drama series about New York socialites, have fallen since its 2007 debut, from about a 1.2 rating among adults aged 18 to 49 to a 0.4. The show airs on Mondays at the same time as NBC's "The Voice" and ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," two of the most popular primetime competition shows. "Gossip Girl" will receive a shorted 11-episode sixth season.
The spy series "Nikita," starring Maggie Q and Shane West, has also declined in the ratings since its 2010 debut. It moved from Thursday nights to Fridays at the beginning of its current second season. Its May 6 episode earned a 0.4 rating and placed fifth in its time slot when pitted against the other networks. However, the CW is renewing it for a third season.
Maggie Q Tweeted her excitement on Friday, saying: "Holy (EXPLETIVE)! Thank u Nikita supporters! We DID it!"
"Hart of Dixie" earned a 0.6 rating for its May 7 episode, ranking third in its time slot behind CBS' "Two and a Half Men," which is expected to be renewed despite declining ratings following the replacement of Charlie Sheen with Ashton Kutcher, and FOX's "House," which is ending after its current eighth season.