When The CW announced its Fall 2012 schedule, many fans thought that there was one glaring omission: “The Secret Circle” was not picked up for a second season. Though it was, on average, the highest-rated freshman series on The CW this season, the ratings decline in the second half of the season was its downfall. It also didn’t help that with tons of special effects and dramatic locations, “The Secret Circle” is an expensive show to produce — especially in comparison to, say, “Hart of Dixie.”
The cancellation didn’t stop “Secret Circle” fans from rallying behind the show, though. Plenty of “Save the Secret Circle” Twitter campaigns popped up, as well as petitions, and CW President Mark Pedowitz was inundated with emails.
Unfortunately, sources confirm to Zap2it that Warner Bros will not be looking to find a new home for the Circle. Though initially there were some conversations about pitching the series to ABC Family, those conversations have ended — again, because of budgetary concerns and an already full development slate at ABC Family.
“I had to ignore Twitter for a couple weeks, because I didn’t know what to say to all the fans. It’s like, ‘Sorry?” series star Britt Robertson tells us. She shoots down rumors of the show airing on other networks. “No, no way. It’s not happening. I saw [executive producer] Kevin Williamson recently did an interview and he was like, ‘The show’s gone, people. It’s gone.'”
That’s not to say that fan efforts weren’t appreciated. The cast and creators, who remain close, were touched by your enthusiasm — the video below particularly touched Phoebe Tonkin and showrunner Andrew Miller — and look forward to fans hopefully keeping up with their future endeavors. Season 1 DVDs are expected to hit shelves this fall.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. tells Zap2it there will be no “Secret Circle” DVD after all. (The episodes are still on iTunes, though.)