So yesterday, I posted a somewhat open / mostly stupid letter to series showrunners urging them to make sure that I’m not watching their series — otherwise, The Curse will catch their series, and it would be prematurely canceled.

Then, I got asked which shows I was watching so that people could prepare for the worst. Well, well, today is your unlucky day. Here are the freshman series I’m hoping come back this fall — which most likely means they won’t. (I kid. Mostly.)


Revenge is currently the best show on television. You can try to debate that with me, but you won’t be able to change my mind, or even curb my opinion. With its sudsy and addictive twists, the ability to create characters everyone cares about, and a plot that has me still guessing what’s coming next — I need for the showrunners to have the chance to continue telling their story, preferably with a season 2 renewal.

Chance of renewal: 100% a sure thing, according to my own analysis. Which is to say that I looked over the ratings and feel very confident. And I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I’m actually pretty good at the guessing game. That, and plenty of insider information given to actual television journalists says it will be back. So fret not, Revenge fans: your show is safe!

The Secret Circle

Looking at this picture again, I’m realizing how good looking this cast is. Well, sans Nick. Bye, bye Nick. Leave it to The CW. Anyway, every episode of The Secret Circle is more or less the same: Cassie is in danger, everyone tries to protect her, she almost dies, roll credits. But there’s something about this show that has me tuning in week after week wanting more. The suspense is really well done, the cast has great chemistry, and, disagree if you must, but the acting is all very good too. (Except for that one church scene. Let’s not talk about that.) I would love a second season for Secret Circle to continue telling whatever story it wants, bearing a game-changing season finale.

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Chance of renewal: I think you should expect it to go either way. Even though The Secret Circle is the number two scripted program on The CW, it’s not number two by much — and it’s on right after the highest-rated program on the network. Given its average ratings for its cushion slot, I could see The CW scrapping this one.


You think you’ve never seen faster storytelling than The Vampire Diaries? Well, let me introduce you to Ringer, the other show about an Upper East Side fraud that has perfected the balance between which stories to burn through and which ones it should let simmer. On paper, Ringer is one of the worst dramas on television… but on screen, it oozes of mystery and intrigue — and it’s also just downright addictive, if you’re okay with being along for the ride. And in the last couple of episodes, Ringer may have shifted from bad on paper to absolutely amazing. I’ll just have to wait a couple more episodes to decide fully.

Chance of renewal: A snowball’s in hell is the chance it has. Perhaps Sarah Michelle Gellar can give this series a bit more to back it up, but if we’re going strictly on ratings, we should have been saying goodbye to this show some time back. My emotions can’t handle it.

So those are mainly the shows that I’d want to come back next season. I would have listed Whitney if it didn’t make me look like a giant jackass. Now, of course, there are non-freshman series I want to come back… and I’ll be making a post about those at a later time. But for now, is one of your favorite shows on this list? Which freshman shows do you want to come back next season? Did you realize every show listed here has a blonde female lead? Are you happy now that I find Once Upon a Time boring so that The Curse won’t get it?

Michael Collado
Mike's a television junkie located in Miami, where he spends all of his time watching TV with his best friends couch and cable access.
  • i love hart of dixie too!

    • I’m kind of addicted to Hart of Dixie. I’m not sure whether I should be embarrassed by this but I LOVE IT. Wayde <3. I thought I would hate Lemon but I love her and want her and Lavon to be in lurrrve.

    • I couldn’t get passed episode 3 or so. I mean, I COULD have, I just didn’t care to. Glad you love it 😀

  • xrnzaaas

    New Girl is a 100% renewal. I also hope to see Suburgatory next year… so far it’s doing OK in the ratings department, but we’re still a long way from the season’s end.

    • Definitely a 100% sure thing for New Girl. I watch, but mostly passively. It’s funny but I can live my life without it. And I haven’t watched Suburgatory. I wanted to but now it’s too late and … well that’s that!

  • You have almost convinced me to give Ringer another try…I got bored with it after the first few episodes, but maybe I should have watched it for a bit longer. Revenge is just the best thing that has happened to me this season and I’m liking TCC a lot.

    • IDK, I really liked Ringer from maybe the fourth episode when I declared it my favorite of the season. And the last couple of episodes have REALLY picked up in quality.

  • Eric Pharand

    Hart of Dixie and Ringer are an embarrassment to the rest of television.

    • Did you see Work It!?

      • Eric Pharand

        Work It! was an embarrassment to its network or even humanity.

  • Those three and Once Upon a Time are the only ones I care about

    • It’s weird I don’t like OUAT more, given it has a female lead who is blonde. xD

      •  Well, I like some things about it. It’s not my favorite show overall, but it’s better than many other shows on now

        • I suppose you’re right. But IDK why it was just so boring to me. Maybe I’ll watch again.

  • The Secret Circle is the only one I care about right now , because I’m sure Ringer and Hart Of Dixie will get the boot. 
    If they have to choose one of the freshman series on the CW , I’m sure and I hope , they will choose Secret Circle.
     Because it’s the highest rated freshman show on the cw. , the rating is even higher than most of their shows like Gossip Girl and 90210.
    But you have to think about the Pilots , the chance of canceling all the freshman series on the cw is really there. So it’s not looking good for any of them

    • IDK I think Hart of Dixie may be a real contender because it grows out of Gossip Girl. That’s a pretty good sign. But yeah we also have to think about the pilots.

  • Heba Bsat

    The Secret Circle, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, and probably Hart of Dixie.

    • dwragon

       I see Ringer, Secret Circle, Hart of Dixie, Suburgatory, Are you there Chelsea, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Once upon a Time & Revenge (only the new ones, who are still running).
      I see that Ringer is bad, but I want a solution. One Season Ringer is definitely enough for me. I like all the other shows, but I can live without them. The beginning of OUAT and Revenge was fabulous, but I think both shows lost a bit of their touch. I think I like Suburgatory the most of them, but not all episodes.

  • I want Ringer, Revenge and New Girl. I’m not adding Once Upon a Time, cuz it’s 100% coming back 🙂