CW: 'Hart Of Dixie' Is Certain To Be Renewed

Categories: Cancel/Renew CW Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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September 24th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from September 16-22, 2013):

Program Status
Hart Of Dixie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Nikita final season

Who says that the Cancellation Bear always brings bad news? He's starting off the 2013-14 season with only good news!

Hart Of Dixie is certain to be renewed at the end of the 2013-14 season.

The show will begin its third season in 2013-14. At the end of this season, it will be within one more full season  of the 88 episodes (give or take a couple) which currently seems to be the minimum for extra profitable stripped syndication. Produced by both CBS and Warner Brothers (co-owners of the CW), the show's a cinch to get a fourth season.

In other certainty news, it has already been announced that the 2013-14 season will be Nikita's final one.

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  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2014

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.

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  • Jay

    @Adrian “I think Hart will last more than just 4 seasons. It’s the highest rated show on the CW that doesn’t involve supernatural of sci-fi” – ratings relative to genre don’t matter – it’s ratings relative to everything else on the network…

  • CBSviewer

    – Hart of Dixie (moves to Friday at 8)
    – Supernatural
    – The Originals
    – Arrow
    – The Tomorrow People
    – The Vampire Diaries

    – Beauty and the Beast
    – Reign
    – Nikita
    – The Carrie Diaries

  • WHugoP

    I think that Hart of Dixie will run for 5 seasons, just like 90210 did. For this season, these are my predictions:

    RENEWED – Arrow, Supernatural(for the final season), The Vampire Diaries, Hart of Dixie, The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.
    CANCELED – Beauty & the Beast, Nikita(final season), The Carrie Diaries, Reign(22 episodes), The 100 and The Originals(22 episodes)

  • CBSviewer

    @ WHugoP

    The CW is developing a Supernatural spin-off. It means the Show’s end is not planned yet ;)

  • reedmac


    Reign only has a 13 episode order as it is a limited series which will be replaced by either Star Crossed or The 100 at mid season.

    I dount season 10 will be SPN’s last

  • Ryan

    I kind of hope season 10 is the last for Supernatural. The show really dived after season 5, and it’s been slowly rebuilding since, but they need to reach their end soon. I also doubt that the Supernatural spin-off goes forward, especially after the CW sees the Originals be a marginal performer (which will be renewed nonetheless).

  • Tom

    Hart is a benign little comedy without much of a point. Nevertheless, Rachel Bilson is beguiling enough to keep it afloat. So, if you like goofy shows that don’t require much thought, then Hart is for you.

    Hart is indispensable at the moment because it’s the second highest rated of the CW’s lower rated shows just behind BATB. That’s likely to change because BATB has been losing viewers. However, unless the CW miraculously finds success for most of its new shows, you can bet that Hart and BATB will be serving as schedule fodder on the CW’s Monday schedule for the indefinite future.

  • Dan

    @CBSViewer – I think Beauty and the Beast actually has a good chance at being renewed, it looks like it could be the next Nikita, Hart of Dixie. If CW brought it back for a full second season and it does decently enough than they will bring it back for a third and fourth. Otherwise it would be the first time in history where CW cancelled a show after 2 full seasons and 44 episodes and thats the one series that they fully own.

    Other than that the list is spot on

    Renewed: Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Tomorrow People, and The Originals.

    Cancelled: Nikita, The Carrie Diaries, Reign and whatever midseason shows they have.

    My guess is that if I’m right, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast will move to Fridays and the rest of the shows will spread across the week Mon-Thurs. That would put CW on the map.

  • Lainey

    Yay Hart of Dixie!! I love this show and will be thrilled if it’s on for many more seasons to come- it’s my little escape every week!

    As for everyone predicting night of the week, times, how many episodes, etc. that the 2014-15 season will have for ANY of CW’s shows… how about we start THIS season first :-)

  • AO’s Wistful Recollections Account

    I remember back before Hart of Dixie premiered, and for most of it’s first Season, when very nearly every commenter* here, other than myself and literally a handful of others, proclaimed the show DOA and then about to be cancelled every week. My how times have changed.

    * I said “commenter” as I am explicitly not including Bill or Robert in this little walk down memory lane. As, of course, they were not jumping the gun on that one the way almost every one here at the time did.

  • DuMont

    ‘Nikita’s status should read “Cancelled in 2012-13″.

  • Bill Gorman

    “‘Nikita’s status should read “Cancelled in 2012-13?.”


  • Jon

    @ fake me out
    Warehouse 13 also got renewed for a final season of 6 episodes. We will likely see more and more of these skewed numbers renewals.

  • Jon

    I agree just not with Nikita because its not cancelled a show thats cancelled do not get additional episodes to tell a conclusion to a show. This is like Fringe, Prison Break and other shows that has gotten additional episodes to end a show on.

  • Boiler

    Love HOD and hope you are right. Competition is pretty tough on Mondays unless people finally get sick of Dancing

  • Ricardo

    “Nikita didn’t get a full forth season despite being near the magical 88 number. So why should Hart of Dixie?”

    “The bear doesn’t predict episode order numbers. Only renewal or cancellation.
    Nikita was renewed. Hart of Dixie will be renewed.”

    That doesn’t make any sense. If you are basing your predictions on the 88 eps and Nikita will never have 88 eps, then the basis for your prediction is wrong. They don’t need 88 eps. The fact that the bear doesn’t predict episode order numbers doesn’t change that.

  • Tom

    There’s a lot of HOD Fan Excuse Bingo going on here. Too much. HOD’s summary ratings for its first two seasons are: 0.6/157MM and 0.55/136MM; i.e. the show is in decline. HOD is only around for two reasons: (1) the CW desperately needs product, and (2) the CW is too profit oriented to cancel a show that’s on the cusp of syndication. This season, the CW paired each of its higher rated shows with a new show. In contrast, HOD doesn’t have enough appeal to complement any other program except a ratings loser like BATB. So, HOD fans, let’s keep it real. Your show wouldn’t have made it past Xmas on any of the four major networks.

  • Brandy

    So happy about HoD.

  • Kate

    This is the first year that I don’t plan on watching anything on The CW but the posters in here are always entertaining.

    Does anything thing The Originals will rate better than TVD?

  • Dollface

    Once more with feeling for adrian and all the nikki fans HoD has way better raittings ok better for the cw when compaired to nikita so yes it has a better shot at a fourth season. The cw may be the little network that could but they had to dump nikita it was not bringing in the numbers.

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