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CW Picks Up 'One Tree Hill' & 'Nikita'; Axes 'Hellcats'

CW Picks Up 'One Tree Hill' & 'Nikita'; Axes 'Hellcats'

The CW has picked up One Tree Hill and Nikita for additional seasons of programming!

Also picked up for the upcoming season are Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson, and Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, TVLine reports.

The Secret Circle, starring Thomas Dekker and Life Unexpected alum Britt Robertson, was also picked up!

Hellcats, however, has been canceled after low ratings and will air its series finale TONIGHT (May 17) at 9/8c.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of The CW’s pickups and cancellations?

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  • Maila

    Haha. Brilliant! OTH gets picked up and Hellcats gets cancelled!

  • annie

    A season 9 for OTH? -_-’. Enough with this show CW, let it die!

    The CW is soooo dead. The ratings of the next year will be a disaster! =D

  • Cheryl

    Whoehoe yeah One Tree Hill returns :D They deserve a great series finale, and now they can have it.
    And I’m excited for The Ringer and Secret Circle..

  • Wes

    Hellcats deserved a season 2!!

  • http://littledoodie Elow

    wooow !! CW is so stupid !! Hellcats cancelled ?? really ? OTH renewed ?? Its not very clever !

  • dani

    F yeah Nikita!! Maggie Q kicking ass on my tv. Just what the Dr. ordered.

  • roronutz

    i will be watching the ringer and secret circle

  • Pax

    Download: Lady Gaga- Bad Kids ~>

  • Jessica

    Hellcats cancelled?! big mistake cw!!

  • See Aly Michalka thats karma for you and your nastiness.

  • Carly

    Woooooooo CONGRATS “Nikita” for getting picked up for a season 2 :) sad about “Hellcats” getting cancelled :(

  • anon

    Im really happy nikita got picked up again, i wasnt sure i would like it but its actually really awesome. Im kinda dissapointed in OTH and actually really surprised it got picked up again. I’ve watched it from the beginning but they are just killing this show more and more every episode, they have soo run out of ideas, its time to let it go, should have been gone at least one season ago.

    Im also excited see Sarah michelle gellars new show! I hope its good

  • THe Style Locket

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Nikita! Maggie Q is gorgeous and a great actress and I love seeing her kick some butt!!! Good job CW. NIKITA is AWESOME!!!

  • Pax

    Lady Gaga- Born This Way (Standard Version) ~>

  • llcool23

    so excited to see hart of dixie!

  • Jen

    Estatic that Nakita was renewed!! Its SUCH an awesome show!

  • Kat

    GLAD that Hellcats got canceled!

  • annie

    I think what really killed Hellcats is the fact that the show became the “Aly and AJ show / 78violet” (Thanks the Michalka sisters!). And storylines ended maybe too fast…

    To me, OTH is dead since they left high school, the last scene of the season 4 was perfect for a final serie…
    I’m happy for Nikita! And glad to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back (but not Bilson -_-’)

  • ju

    not surprised about Hellcats gettting cancelled. I could barely stand one episode. I’m just happy they’re keeping OTH

  • vale

    OTH season 9 !!! yeiiih

  • ~e~

    OTH must end! Enough is enough!

  • Vanessa

    I”am so happy that one tree hill gets to have a finale season and I”am happy that nikita gets a second season But I”am so pissed that hellcats got axe the cw never gave the show a fair shot they should have cancelled American next top model that show should be cancelled it has lower rating then hellcats but yet its get a eleven season how is That fair .

  • Holic

    OTH sucks since there was no more Brucas. The “Leyton” couple is painful to watch, annoying, boooooooooring.
    Haven’t seen Nikita yet, but I’m glad it’s renewed, seems to be a very nice tv show !

  • tina

    Happy to see Nikita and Hart of Dixie on the schedule. Glad to see SMG coming back but the premise for Ringers never interested me. I hope it’s better than it sounds.

  • seila

    i was a big fan of oth… but i think it should be over, long time ago.

  • Lailah

    Guess I’ll watch the OTH finale tonight. It’s the show I should’ve continued watching since it never ends. FYI: don’t watch new shows on the CW. No chance. -BITTER-

  • Erin

    Hart of Dixie with Bilson now that has to be the biggest joke of them all.

  • manka

    The only good thing about Hellcats was, in fact, Gale Harold. Still, it was a TERRIBLE show.

  • Cece

    I’m not surprised Hellcats got canceled. They had less than a million viewers a couple weeks ago. OTH has had better ratings and they deserve an ending. I haven’t watched the show in a couple of years (school) but being a fan in its first few seasons, I think it deserves a farewell season.

  • Devanee007

    The best shows on this network are Gossip Girl and Hellcats. Now that they have killed one of my favorite shows, I only have one confidant left. OTH needs to end. I stopped watching when the “real” Lucas and Payton left. They are just dragging out storylines that frankly put me to sleep. Great job CW cancel a show that could have saved your network!=(

  • claudia

    I’m totally happy for Life Unextpected!!!…that’s the best tv show ever!!!…i loooove it!!!!!!!!!!!♥

  • Chelly

    They cancelled Hellcats and picked up Hart of Dixie? Wow…poor move. Cancel OTH already…that show’s been around way too long already.

  • what?

    OTH is the worst show on television. I was shocked to read it’s still on the air?!?!?

  • unreechy


    The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie are now DEAD.

    Poor pathetic Rachel BilHO… still “very much intact” as talentless famewh0re.

  • just me

    Love Nikita and and hope to see secrets of circle and ringer with SG.Don’t know about Hart of Dixie with rachel Bilson.She has done too much this year.Would have liked her being in movie instead a tv show. Why she didn’t try to promote her show to the tabloid instead are her personal life. JJ you’re late on this. This has been out days ago.It was rachel’s rep’s job to do this not you.

  • shanda

    @THe Style Locket: Agree wih you on that.And rachel bilson didn’t need to get show. How she act about being getting it. SG really looking forward in doing her show. She really has work ethics.

  • JJ

    What happened to the zombie show that the CW was suppose to pick up? I can’t believe they kept Gossip Girl and 90210. Their ratings are in free fall. 1.2 million viewers for a new episode? Come on. The CW is used to dishing out a good 2.5 million for each new episode of their tv shows. Well they used too. Now the only flagship shows left are Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.

  • zzzz

    I don’t know if I can handle having 9 seasons of OTH on my shelf

  • edawg

    im super disappointed. i love HELLCATS!!! it was one of the best shows on the CW and wish it was staying. Plus i love all of the actors on it.

  • edawg

    im super disappointed. i love HELLCATS!!! it was one of the best shows on the CW and wish it was staying. Plus i love all of the actors on it.

  • verity

    CW new pick-up shows looks like to end only on 1 season or more like wont even last a season..

  • bret

    OTH has been the worst show on tv for a few years, not just the cw, hellcats is a good show, if the cw higher-ups weren’t such money w#&*%s, it would be coming back

  • llcool23

    @unreechy: UPDATE: Get a life.

  • Tina


    Someone over on Deadline was typing faster than they can think. The sentence is a bit awkward but even so the meaning is clear. All CW pilots besides the picked up Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie are not going forward. That means that Awakening, Heavenly, Cooper and Stone and Danni Lowinski are not going forward.

  • rafferty

    CW only hires TV (h)actors & (h)actresses who are REJECTS by all the major network in HW e.g. ABC, NBC & CBS. Just look at their ratings – its NON-existent all the time.
    But then again, hiring bad & no-career celebs in bad shows is what the CW seems to be here for…

  • sloane

    How accurate.
    And prime example of that is… “R. Bilson”… who easily turned down both by CBS (untitled show) & NBC (Ghost Of Angeles) and just got a 3rd-time lucky now w/ CW’s “sympathetic ear” thru Josh S. Bilson only missed ABC coz JS most likely don’t know anyone in there.
    Hart Of Dixie just sounded like Mischa Barton’s The Beautiful Life who only got 5 eps. tops – LMAO!

  • cheche

    wow! im so happy for OTH! hope nathan will be back in the game :)

  • Taylor

    They should have got rid of OTH and Gossip Girl…it sucks these days.

  • Dasha

    @Holic, i’m totally agree with you, Brucas rock Leyton suck!! OTH is dead since season 3, this show is so boring and pathetic now.

  • flynn

    Of all of the CW new pick-up list; only the “The Ringer” seems to have life.