The CW Cancels The Secret Circle and Ringer

By Tim Surette

May 11, 2012

The CW giveth and The CW taketh away. It giveth more Nikita, Hart of Dixie, and Gossip Girl, and taketh Ringer and The Secret Circle to a remote desert location to dig their own shallow graves. Yes, it's true: The Secret Circle and Ringer have both been canceled.

Ringer, a twins-swapping-places drama, started out strong before tumbling into middling ratings. Despite having genre star Sarah Michelle Gellar leading the charge, it was never able to maintain its good start. And to think, the show was originally developed for CBS!

The Secret Circle seemed like a sure thing when it was announced. The drama about teenage witches was based on the young-adult books by L.J. Smith, who also wrote the books that The Vampire Diaries is based on. What happened? Are witches not cool or something?

Which of the two shows would you rather have back? And what show should Price photo-recap next season now that The Secret Circle is done?

Let's say goodbye to Ringer by revisiting its best scene ever.

The CW Renews Nikita, Gossip Girl, and Hart of Dixie
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  • brittanycarson50 Jul 14, 2014

    BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE!! GET RID OF THAT 90210 CRAP! After watching the first few episodes of the secret circle, I was hooked! Why cancel it? It is a great and awesome show. Get some brains CW. I don't really watch any of your other shows but The secret circle look interesting to me. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!

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  • Channymae Apr 30, 2014

    Please put the secret circle back on I just finished watching all 22 episodes and I loved it, it was beyond amazing and I'm soooo hooked!!! You can't end like that and not have another season it's just wrong. I know the ratings weren't great back then but with the trends of vampires, werewolves, and witches being out you'd be crazy not not its even better then American horror story and that's about witches also! Please please please put the show back on it was awesomer then any show I've seen in a looonnnggg time I'm positive your rating would be were they need to be I'd make sure to tell EVERYBODY to watch it if it came back on every single episode please consider putting it back on it was a big mistake to take it off Ik it's be a huge hit!

  • CeliaaDarling Apr 22, 2014

    Presse bring the secret circle back, the secret circle is better than all the Series, the secret circle it better than the Vampire diaries, the Vampire diaries can cancelled but Not the secret circle please bring it back ♡♡♡♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • chasesanders5209 Jan 30, 2014

    Please bring back ringer

  • 29Brownskin Jan 16, 2014

    Please bring The Secert Circle back Please....

  • adrianegarrett9 Jan 02, 2014

    I agree with Madelynn; I just got done rewatching the whole season and with the way they ended it, they were STUPID to cancel it w/o any hope of salvation. They should bring it back now, in 2014, esp w/ witch(es) shows being popular with the help/likes of shows like Witches of East end.

  • Madelynn1984 Dec 15, 2013

    I just went through and watched The Secret Circle, and I already knew it was cancelled after the first season with no hope of salvation, but just wanted to add my voice here. I think they definitely should have given it another season. Ah, well, if Firefly couldn't even get another season, nothing can surprise me. . .

  • annetteburries Dec 01, 2013

    I would like to see te rest of the secret circle. I would like to see how everything turned out.

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