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Video Preview: The CW's New Shows for 2011-2012

The CW's new shows for the upcoming fall season fall right in line with its target audience: young women. All three of the network's new scripted series are headlined by female stars: Britt Robertson, Rachel Bilson, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who finally returns to television. Don't forget to watch the clips from Remodeled and see if you can make sense of it, because we sure couldn't.

Note: Embeddable, internationally viewable versions of these clips aren't available in all cases; we've provided YouTube links wherever possible!


The Secret Circle

What it's about: A cute teen moves to Washington and discovers she's part of a coven of cute teen witches.

Our take: We've been anticipating this series as a companion to The Vampire Diaries, and it looks like it just might deliver.


Ringer

What it's about: Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a cute young woman on the run from the mob who takes over the identity of her wealthy (and equally cute) twin sister... who's also on the run from the mob.

Our take: This was being developed at CBS? We're not even sure this is CW material.


Hart of Dixie

What it's about: Rachel Bilson stars as a cute young doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town.

(Watch this video on YouTube)

Our take: The only thing we get from these clips is that the main character is a narrow-minded New Yorker who thinks she's better than everyone else. Surely this has to get better. Or not.


Remodeled

What it's about: Dude, we don't even know. Not cute. Viewers outside the US, you won't be able to watch these videos, but you're not missing anything. Actually you're rather fortunate.

Our take: Public Access called, it wants its show back.


H8R

What it's about: Celebrities come face-to-face with people who have dissed them and tell their side of the story in an effort to win the h8rs over.

Our take: Go Snooki! Go Kim! This could be a fun guilty pleasure, but we have two questions: What sort of drop off will there be with participating celebrities after the Snookster and Kim, and couldn't producers have at least tried to make this not look fake?

Seriously, what's up with Remodeled?

UPFRONTS 2011: TV.COM'S COMPLETE COVERAGE

New Fall Schedules:
+ CBS: New Nights for The Good Wife and CSI
+ FOX: The X Factor Marks Its Spot
+ ABC: Tim Allen Is Back
+ NBC: Music Mondays, Chuck Fridays

Video Previews:
+ CBS's New Shows for 2011-2012
+ FOX's New Shows for 2011-2012
+ ABC's New Shows for 2011-2012
+ NBC's New Shows for 2011-2012


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I am impressed by "Remodeled" - i thought it was great!! I love that they show behind the scenes of a REAL modeling career. Can't wait for tonight's episode!
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i agree with spr12cr ..
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Maybe Secret Circle & Ringer
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Meh.. nothing particularly impressive
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Being a diehard TVD and Kevin Williamson fan, I'll check out Secret Circle. Also, Ringer looks pretty good... if handled correctly. It'll be nice to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back on television. Heart of Dixie looks like twenty million other shows and movies out there, though. H8R looks like it could be a fluff show you watch every now and then when nothing else is on. I'll probably watch an episode or two.
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Secret Circle looks good, but nothing else. Still an avid Supernatural fan. Have since the get go. Luv my boys!
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It there another word for "cute"? Having read the article above, I begin to doubt it.
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I'll probably watch The Secret Circle, even though i don't like Thomas Dekker.. Ringer looks weird but i'll stay loyal to anybody in the Whedonverse, atleast enough to give it a shot.. I'm from Alabama and i have a huge crush on Rachel Bilson so i'll check that out, even though it looks like it might be another one of those shows that makes southerners and Alabama in general into a bunch of dumb hicks. we'll see
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Secret Circle looks like Buffy the Teenage Witch. But if it does well it could become a replacement for Supernatural.
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I hope Secret Circle turns out ot be like Charmed becuase then it would be the next best thing for CW after loosing the best shows Smallville, Angel and Buffy, Dawsons Creek. They really need to boost their out of the world content more. Like where is Gotham? And hopefully Secret Circle will be the best.
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Secret Circle looks ok, I'll check it out if its just as good as VD. Plus I like Britt Robertson. Definitely watching ringer, love SMG.
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Ringer Looks Dark , i love dark but can theCW audience enjoy dark like me let's see , i really want it to be hit am the biggest SMG fan ever .
if The Secret Circle can be any thing like TVD it will be AMAZING .
Would check Hear of Dexie , nice selection CW
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The Ringer looks interesting and I am an SMG fan. The Secret Circle could be good if the bad guys are evil enough.
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Nope, nothing. I love Vampire Diaries but Secret Circle looks more like Gossip Girl or something. Probably aimed more toward the teen girl demographic I guess. Not that Vampire Diaries isn't lol, but at least it's good.
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My 13yrs old niece will love The Secret Circle, I'm sure. I think I'm going to give all of these a miss. Although, being a huge Buffy fan, I might have to give the Ringer a chance.
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just no
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Jesus, sooo disappointing, seriously not a decent show in there. WTF
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Nooo, people! The two shows I wanted to preview don't have international clips yet, and I really want to watch the SMG one..
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Back to the drawing board CW! Well except for The Ringer.
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The only thing that looks good is the hart of Dixie. The rest looks awful..
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over half of the videos linked here is simply a black screen. >_>
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Not impressed with The Secret Circle promos, looks like the Vampire Diaries meets 90210. I'll give Ringer a shot Mostly because of Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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Ringer looks like it has potential and it doesn't hurt that Sarah Michelle Gellar is the central character. I'm not quite sure how to interpret the author's comment under the second clip though.
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I will definitely watch Ringer. I love Sarah Michelle Gellar. And maybe I'll watch Hart of Dixie. Seems a bit like Everwood and that was a nice show.I think Secret Circle will be too much like The Vampire Diaries for me though. Glad to see Britt got a job after LUX was cancelled.
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And anyone who buys Rachel Bilson as a doctor is very gullible indeed.
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Cute article.
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Nah, nothing.
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I'll give Ringer a shot. Everything else, blech.
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