The Secret Circle on the Bubble: Keep Or Cut?

Come mid-May (if not sometimes sooner), the networks will be making some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2012-13 TV season, and which … won’t. As we did last spring, TVLine is singling out select “bubble” shows to survey their prospects. Next up is a freshman drama hoping to conjure up a pick-up:

THE SHOW: The Secret Circle (The CW)

THE TIME SLOT: Thursdays at 9/8c.

2012 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Axed? What’s on the Bubble?

THE CASE FOR KEEPING | With so many plots still to be resolved and mysteries to be delved into, a well-crafted season finale unleashing the right twists and a great cliffhanger could push the show into the Must See category alongside The Vampire Diaries. The ingredients are all there – an appealing cast (more Diana, please!), dark threats, intriguing power struggles – but it just needs that extra “something” to kick the show into full gear. Also, considering the timeslot competition (Grey’s, the red-hot Person of Interest, whatever’s airing after American Idol) and the challenges that come with a first year show finding its storytelling groove, it’s possible Secret Circle just hasn’t yet gotten a fair shot to show us everything it has up its sleeve.

THE CASE FOR CUTTING | The witchy drama is a solid companion to The CW’s vampy crown jewel, yes — but is that enough? There’s no sugarcoating it: Despite the build-up to its launch – It’s from Kevin Williamson! It’s also based on a L.J. Smith book series! It’s got magic! – TSC hasn’t been able to generate the same level of dynamic storytelling, ratings and buzz as its lead-in. And with so little real estate available – The CW only programs 10 hours a week – perhaps its time to give another series the plum perch behind the netlet’s most watched program?

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Vote below, then hit the Comments to make your own case for keeping or cutting The Secret Circle.

Comments (319)

  • i love tsc and i want it kept on the air. you can put it on nbc or cbs or even abc but just please put it back on the air..

    Comment by Isabel – April 15, 2013 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say keep i cant wait to see what happens next. H0pe jake nd cassie get back together. They are a cute couple al0t of em0tion between them.

    Comment by The secret sircle – May 3, 2013 04:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Secret Circle is one of the best shows the CW had that’s why they should renew it because it was one of their two most watched shows who gets rid of one of their top two most watched shows that’s just stupid

    Comment by Angellica.T. – July 17, 2013 10:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The CW should renew The Secret Circle because it was one of the cw’s most watched shows there for is really good there for they should have kept it

    Comment by Angellica.T. – July 17, 2013 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they deleted secret circle I will suicide…. I really mean it… I just can’t leave without it..

    Comment by cola – August 7, 2013 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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