Beginning Saturday, October 15, fans of The CW’s dramas – including Ringer, Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Supernatural, 90210 and Nikita – will be able to catch up with them on Netflix. The same day, fans of The Vampire Chronicles, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Nikita will be able to marathon their way thought those shows’ past seasons – with previous seasons of Supernatural and 90210 coming available in January, 2012.
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; 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.
At first glance, The CW’s THE SECRET CIRCLE seems to have some of those elements that one would expect a CW show to have: a story built around high school kids, teen angst, a potential love triangle or two, lots of beautiful young people, and a pop soundtrack to highlight it all. But wait! Viewers who haven not set foot in a high school in more than a decade need not run away just yet. Besides, The CW isn’t just for teen girls anymore either — ok, maybe it is, but some of their shows can reach a wider audience! In searching to find the perfect companion to their bonafide hit, The Vampire Diaries, The CW seems to have found their magic show (um, pardon the pun). Once again they turn to Young Adult novel writer L.J. Smith, who penned The Vampire Diaries as well as The Secret Circle. And once again, the TV series will be based on the characters and events established by the novel, but will employ a certain freedom to take it all in a different direction.
The Pilot episode, teleplay by Andrew Miller, which will be airing this evening following the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, did a terrific job of introducing the characters, establishing the circumstances and history, and offering multiple layers of story that will unfold in the weeks to come. The relationships of characters were beautifully intertwined to offer a wide range of possibilities, and the mysteries and secrets hinted at will have a chance to develop as the season progresses. This Pilot certainly packed a lot of events and information in a short period of time and did it quite adeptly. The entire cast is well-suited to their roles and so far they have great chemistry together. I’ll be honest and say that The Secret Circle doesn’t have the same frenetic pacing and shocking twists and turns of The Vampire Diaries, but that audience, as well as other casual viewers, should have no problem accepting this latest addition to the genre. And even though I haven’t stepped into a high school in a while, I really enjoyed the Pilot episode. It did its job of winning me over and wanting me to know more to the extent that I will be looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds in the weeks to come. If the ultimate goal of any new show is to keep you coming back for more, then The Secret Circle certainly met that goal!
Pictured (L-R): Cress Williams; Jaime King; Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network; Rachel Bilson; Wilson Bethel, and Scott Porter of HART OF DIXIE.
August 3, 2011
The CW Network President Mark Pedowitz hosted the CW Network TCA Party at the Pagoda Beverly Hills in California. On hand for the festivities were stars from CW Network’s new shows ‘Ringer’, ‘Hart of Dixie’, ‘The Secret Circle’, and H8R. Along with them were stars from some of the CW Network’s signature series such as ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, and ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
Take a photographic journey to the party and see all the shining stars that attended the CW Network TCA Party.
“THE SECRET CIRCLE”, from executive producer Kevin Williamson, is based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith. The series stars Britt Robertson as Cassie, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers the truth about her lineage – she’s a witch who holds the key to an ancient battle between good and evil.
*THE SECRET CIRCLE” premieres on Thursday, September 15 at 9 PM EST.
The CW announced its new fall 2011 schedule this morning and welcomed Sarah Michelle Geller back into the fold. Geller’s new series, Ringer, had been developed for CBS, but it was decided that both the series star and serialized nature of the show fit the CW brand better.
Other new shows include: Hart of Dixie, Kevin Williamson’s new supernatural drama The Secret Circle and the unscripted H8R. Waiting in the wings are two unscripted series: Re-Modeled and The Frame.
For the full CW fall schedule and descriptions of the new additions, follow the jump.