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The CW Picks Up 'Secret Circle,' 'Hart of Dixie' and 'The Ringer' for Fall

by Jean Bentley, posted May 17th 2011 3:05PM
Sarah Michelle Gellar, The CWThe CW's fall schedule will officially be filled with familiar faces.

The network has picked up three new series, 'The Secret Circle,' 'Hart of Dixie' and 'The Ringer,' all starring leading ladies we've seen on network TV before.

'The Ringer' marks Sarah Michelle Gellar's return to the small screen
in a dual role as a rich woman running from the mob and her troubled twin sister. The actress formerly known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer appeared on The WB from 1997 to 2001 and UPN from 2001 to 2003, coincidentally those two networks merged to become The CW in 2006. The new pilot was originally commissioned by CBS, but in an interesting twist ended up getting picked up by its sister network.

Rachel Bilson also makes her TV return as the lead in the Josh Schwartz-produced 'Hart of Dixie' as a big city doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town. Bilson has guested on shows like 'Chuck' and 'How I Met Your Mother' since ending her four-season run as spoiled rich girl Summer Roberts on 'The O.C.' in 2007, but this will be her first full-time role.

Finally, The CW obviously really likes 'Life Unexpected' star Britt Robertson, because the actress landed another lead role on the network just months after her family drama was canceled in January. She stars in 'Secret Circle' as Cassie Blake, a teen girl who moves to a small town and finds out she's a witch. The show is based on a novel by 'The Vampire Diaries' author L.J. Smith, and is written and executive produced by 'The Vampire Diaries' TV mastermind Kevin Williamson.

Tell us: Which new show are you most excited about?

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Megan Anne

Alex99, Nikita was renewed - http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/17/the-cw-one-tree-hill-nikita-renewed-hellcats-canceled/

I'm super excited for more Nikita and The Ringer, but why do they keep using LJ Smith's work to make television shows? What about R.L. Stine's or Christopher Pike? Two brilliant writers and I would love to see some of their series come **cough**Fear Street**cough** to the small, or big, screen.

May 18 2011 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alex99

That's all fine, can't wait, but WHAT ABOUT NIKITA???

May 17 2011 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lucie Dimbala

Nikita is renewed =)
i am looking forward "Ringer" !! the show look interesting and of course i love Sarah Michelle Gellar.

May 17 2011 at 5:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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