CW: Final Guesses For 'Nikita,' 'Hart Of Dixie,' 'Secret Circle,' 'Ringer' & More

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May 8th, 2012

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This is the final week of Renew / Cancel Index posts for the season, since the Fall 2012 broadcast TV schedules will be announced during the network upfront meetings next week, so as is our custom, Robert and I play Oddsmakers (hat tip, PTI) with our final renewal chance guesses of the season.

5/11 Update: Ringer has been canceled, Gossip Girl renewed for a final season. Nikita and Hart of Dixie renewed. The Secret Circle has been canceled.

Our final guesses of RENEWAL chances:

Program Bill Robert
The L.A. Complex 0% 0%
Ringer 5% 2%
Nikita 40% 45%
Hart Of Dixie 45% 55%
The Secret Circle 55% 45%
Gossip Girl 80% 78%

Robert and I differ on which CW rookie show is going to be renewed. I think The Secret Circle will get another season, and Robert thinks it will be Hart Of Dixie, but neither of us is particularly confident in those calls.

To address the picky commenters out there who'll otherwise whine "You just give percentages, you never make an up or down call!", please take all of my guesses above 50% as "will be renewed" and those below 50% as "will be canceled" and you may interpret the "distance" from 50% as my level of confidence in the prediction.
For those who'd like to review the last Renew / Cancel Index numbers I'll produce for the season, enjoy:

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results from January 2- May 6, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The L.A. Complex :oops: 0.45
Ringer* :oops: 0.68
Nikita (F) :| :| :| 0.69
Gossip Girl :) :) :) :) 0.83
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.83
90210 renewed 0.98
The Secret Circle :| :| :| 0.99
One Tree Hill* final season 1.07
Supernatural (F) renewed 1.08
Vampire Diaries renewed 1.82

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did the CW's shows stack up based on their Fall results? Click here.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2012

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

  • Peter Mazz

    GUYS! The secret circle still can be saved, THE CW Upfronts are on 4 days… so, we need to sign the petitions to save our beloved show and maybe The CW Could change their minds and renew TSC And cancel That Flop Of Dixie! :D

  • WTF!

    I cannot believe they cancelled The Secret Circle. It has the 3rd highest ratings if you take out OTH. It is unreal how they do this to us. Just get me into a show and then…BAMM…they cancel it. There stupid reality shows are just getting worse and worse. They are lucky they have TVD and SPN to keep their heads above water because they sure would not last long with all the crappy ratings and cancelling one of the higher rated shows!!

  • Bill Gorman

    @Peter Mazz, others, save your clicks, The Secret Circle is dead.

  • Bob

    Nikita renewed. Sweeeet.

  • Mickey

    @Mickey, nice retention ratio :)

    Haha, true! 90% is not bad at all. ;)

    If I add my Canadian shows (Republic of Doyle and Lost Girl) and my U.S. cable show (Leverage) it’s even higher, 12 out of 13.

    Canadian channels have been slow to capitalize on the new popularity of U.S. cable shows. It’s been weird because normally we can see all the American series here in real time–and even in some cases, a day or two before.

    Some U.S. cable series are aired by Canadian cable channels, but always much later, and so many more we never see here at all. But now some Canadian channels are also producing their own original shows, like Show’s Lost Girl, which gets really good reviews and is doing very well on SyFy in the States. (I love their tagline: “Everyone has vampires. We have a succubus!”)

    Things are changing so much and so quickly with TV, from the rise (and hopefully imminent fall) of Reality TV, the shift to DVR and online viewing, the innovation of HBO and the rise of cable. It’ll be interesting to see how the networks adapt. Or fail to adapt.

  • Mickey

    For Kripke fans, first trailer for Revolution. It looks absolutely amazing.

    So this is what the man can do with a bigger budget.

  • Maribeth Campbell

    Ringer and Hart of Dixie are well written. I tuned in every week and am disgusted that shows with good writing are canceled and replaced with crap reality shows like the Kim, Kloe and Kris show, and Jersey Shores and people eating snakes and working against each other. Pan Am, another excellent show being cancelled. I am disappointed and disgruntled. I find myself running to the TV to switch channels or turn the tv off so that my house is not invaded by crap reality shows. Shame on Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC for canceling well written, scripted television.

  • Mickey


    Hart of Dixie was renewed, not cancelled.

    I share your distate for Reality TV.

  • yvonne


  • CJ

    They can,t cancel secret circle get rid of ringer and gossip girl. The show is the best please don,t cancel secret circle.

  • Sarah

    Wtf! The secret circle should not be cancelled. Look at all 600+k people On Facebook who “like” it.

    Let the viewers decide if a show should stay or not!

  • TSC

    THE SECRET CIRCLE NEEDS TO BE RENEWED!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THAT SHOW AND IT WAS JUST GETTING REALLY GOOD HOW CAN THEY END IT LIKE THAT ????????? I WONT TSC ALL THE WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TSC


  • BOB



    I agree with Bill TSC should get renewd not stupid GG!!!!!!

  • Robin

    Please keep Secret Circle on my whole famiy loves it also my friends i look foward to watching it i also tape it for my husband

  • Garet

    Don’t get rid of Secret Circle it is the best show

  • Bianca

    Okay, anybody who wants to save the circle, LISTEN UP!!!Go to gopetition/petition/ to sign the pledge to bring it back!!!The target is the cw president!!Your vote could make a difference.

  • BrownEyez

    DAMN!!!! I was really getting into Ringer

  • Jess

    GG is renewed according to but only for 11 episodes

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