The CW Picks Up Ringer For Full Season

The CW has issued a full-season order to Ringer.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s increasingly addictive comeback vehicle got off to a solid start in the ratings last month, but the serial thriller started shedding viewers with each passing week. The downward trend reversed itself this week when the show saw increases of 33 percent in adults 18-49 and 15 percent in total viewers (to 1.7 million).

Ringer Spoiler Alert: Scoop on This Week’s “Killer” Twist

This is the first freshman series The CW has given a full-season order to. The jury is still out on fellow rookies Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie. THIS JUST IN: Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie have also been picked up!

For those keeping track at home, Ringer joins Fox’s New Girl, NBC’s Up All Night and Whitney, and CBS’ 2 Broke Girls in this fall’s full-season club.

Thoughts? Relieved The CW is sticking with Ringer? Do you agree that the show is picking up creative steam? Hit the comments!

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  1. Lisa says:

    SO happy :)

    • Barb says:

      Me, too! I’ve been watching this and wondering why other people aren’t. I hear TV talking heads saying “Same old…” but it’s not the same as stuff I’ve watched!

  2. Lisa says:


  3. Eva says:

    Finally, thank you!

  4. fernando says:

    WOW WOW WOW, This makes me happy, Ringer and Hart Of Dixie are the best new shows CW has, yes I do like Secret Cicrle but I dont love it like I do Har of Dixie and Ringer, I hope CW picks up HOD soon, and I hope ABC hurry up and picks up Revenge as well then I be super happy.

    • Russ says:

      Me too! Happy for the Ringer but I would rather have Secret Circle than Hart of Dixie, it is getting so good!

    • Liz says:

      I agree. I love Ringer and am so happy for it and I hope Hart of Dixie gets a full season pick-up. I tried to give Secret Circle a chance thinking I might like it, but that’s the first Teen Drama that I felt was too young for me. I hope that if The CW feels the need to cancel anything else though that it will cancel 90210. That has gotten completely boring.

      • Saba says:

        YES! That was the feeling I had too. I think you hit the nail on the head with 90210. Frankly I’m shocked it has made it this long. They have had a steady stream of revolving show runners and each one has pretty much done nothing to improve the series.

      • Marie says:

        I’m totally with you both on that one! I stop watching 90210 after the first season and even wonder how I did to stick this long. I love all the other shows from the CW except that one so if they are going to make room for a new show(s) next year, I hope 90210 will be axed. Ringer is getting sooo addictive. It should have been paired with Nikita instead of 90210.. and Hart of Dixie is so sweet, I love it. It has a Sweet Home Alabama vibe..

  5. Mike says:

    YES! Loving Ringer!!!

  6. Justin says:

    Yay! So excited! This show had a bumpy start but quickly found it’s way. Love Ringer!

  7. Anas says:

    Yeah ! So happy to know it !

  8. Jamie says:

    What does this say about SECRET CIRCLE? That shows has done the best out of all new CW shows.

    • Evan says:

      It probably means expect the same for Secret Circle if they pack as much as a punch as the promos are claiming they will with this week’s episode and it gives a ratings bump.

  9. Gerald says:

    YES! Now the only one remaining to pick up is Revenge and I’m officially happy! I love this show, it keeps getting better.

  10. danceinthedark says:

    HELLYEAH. I was a bit worried last week, but this news just made my day. Finally a good decision by the CW.

  11. Nicole says:

    So SO happy with the pick-up!

  12. aaron says:

    eh. I could have went for a couple more episodes of Supernatural!!!

  13. Mia says:


  14. Kevin H. says:

    Okay, this confirms the theory that they were waiting to see how Ringer performed sans a new episodes of New Girl (Ringers’ competition) and, since it recovered it’s audience, it shows that Ringer CAN pull in viewers.

  15. Ashlee says:

    YEAAAAHHH!!! I adore this show and I’m glad the CW’s being kind to it. Is it wrong that I still see Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic when I see Ioan Gruffudd?! :D

  16. Andy says:


  17. lizp says:

    LOVE this! Sarah Michelle Gellar ROCKS! Great job CW :)

  18. mm says:

    there was no way the cw was going 2 cancel it. They see ringer as a chance 2 re invent themselves.

  19. Kristy says:

    LOVE this show! I tuned in initially just because of Sarah Michelle Gellar, but now I’m completely hooked because of the great storytelling! The show has so many twists and turns every week. Hoping this renewal will help draw in more viewers.

  20. Holly says:

    Maybe now more people will watch it. I know several people who have stated that they did not want to start watching it only to have it be canceled 6 episodes in due to low ratings. Now that we have a full season pick up perhaps the show will gain more viewers who aren’t afraid of an abrupt cancellation order from the Network.

  21. Alex Miley says:

    Thank goodness!!! This show is absolutely amazing. Yeah, it had some slow burning episodes after the high gear pilot, but it was all for the sake of the story line. Now after these last two gasp inducing episodes, people will start getting addicted. Let’s all hope it just gets better from here!!

  22. kelly says:

    Awesome!!! What a relief :-)

  23. Mike says:

    awesome news

  24. Dessy says:

    I look forward to 18 more episodes of crazy twists!

  25. Erika says:

    Yes. I am thrilled.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Secret Circle also has the big advantage of airing after Vampire Diaries instead of the lowly 90210, but I think it will also get a pick-up.

  27. Rebecca says:

    Excellent news! I love the twisty plots and mysteries.

  28. Sharon Blatz says:

    Yay! That is all.

  29. lacey says:

    This is great news! Ringer is a good show and it’s nice to see CW have faith in it.

  30. michelle says:

    I missed the first episode but caught it the next week just to see what it was about. I’ve been a fan of SMG for a while. Really enjoying it. Glad to see that its lasting a whole season.

  31. Megan says:

    Ringer?! Come on Secret Circle! I’m still waiting to find for all the shows I’m watching this season, Secret Circle, Revenge, and Pan Am. Pan Am has me worried the most.

  32. Stefan says:

    So happy! Ringer is my favourite show this season!

  33. Snapy says:

    Yay! This is my favourite new show of the season.

  34. Samie says:

    Stopped watching after first two shows but taped them. Nothing to do with the show but my time and schedule. Is it getting better? I want to like this show.

    • murley says:

      yes it gets much better. actually the first episode i felt really hooked into was the third one. you can tell the show is getting into the good stuff. it took some time to set up the board but now they are into the game it has gotten really good. i am glad this and secret circle got a full pick up. haven’t seen hart of dixie but it isn’t really my kind of show.

    • Amy says:

      Definitely worth watching. Especially last night’s episode. Never saw it coming.

  35. caro brazil says:

    loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ringerrrrrrrr!!!! smg sweeettt =)) ioan too =)) soo happy

  36. Drew says:

    Nice. I don’t care much about Secret Circle or Hart of Dixie, but Ringer is pretty good. Now, they just have to break some bad news to those kids over at 90210 and we’ll be able to say that the season is off to a good start.

  37. Mayra says:

    I was actually happy when I saw this, which surprised me lol

  38. C.C. says:

    I love Ringer, Secret Circle, and Hart of Dixie! My favorite shows of the season, so happy they were given a full season!

  39. Michael says:

    This is THE new show of the season. It’s not smart, and it’s not perfect (AT ALL) but it’s just so darn fun!

  40. Janell says:

    I love Ringer and Hart of Dixie!!!!

  41. Jon says:

    I broke up with Ringer this week. Also 2 Broke Girls and Unforgettable.

  42. Jericho says:

    Good to hear they are giving these shows a chance at obtaining a following.

    My question is… what about Nikita? Does Nikita have a full season commitment or are we likely to see it be pulled as it seems to be dropping more and more each week? Talk about Scare-tober.

  43. Carrie says:

    At least the show’s ratings weren’t steadily declining. They also went up a couple of weeks ago. Now that it has officially been picked up for a full season, I hope the ratings will hold steady or go up. It’s true that it only gets better with each episode. There’s something about this show. It’s like a fun guilty pleasure, but it’s not nearly as silly as a show like “90210”.

  44. Regina says:

    YES YES YES!!!!! I love this show! This show needs more coverage because people don’t realize what an awesome show it is. It is unlike anything else on TV right now.

  45. Jenna says:

    Ecstatic!!! This show is by far my favorite on TV right now!!!

  46. G says:

    YES!!! :D Especially after last night–can’t wait for full season.

  47. Joline says:

    LOVE this show!!!! Excited!

  48. ak says:

    i really believe–even if this show sucked huge, which is doesn’t at all–that my generation owes SMG an all-time pass for Buffy. So, I’m in there like swimwear.