Last week brought the CW's first cancellation of the season. (RIP, H8R.) Today brought the first full-season pickup.
Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle were all in the running.
And the race went to…
Actually, since this story was first posted, the CW has announced that all three shows—its entire contingent of remaining new fall shows—will stick around 'til spring.
The pickups are hardly surprises. In fact, the only surprising thing is that word of Ringer's pickup broke a couple of hours before that of Secret Circle's. The latter is the CW's most-watched new show of the fall.
Elsewhere, Prime Suspect got a vote of confidence, if not a pickup. NBC, which clearly seems to be behind the Maria Bello cop drama, despite its low ratings, confirms it has ordered six more scripts.
Boardwalk Empire, which has delivered both Emmys and viewers to HBO, got its reward, too: A green light for season three. The announcement comes only three episodes into the Martin Scorsese-led epic drama's second season.
And good news came in fours today as SyFy reportedly signed up Haven for a new 13-episode season. The spooky drama wrapped up its second season last month.
(Originally published Oct. 12, 2011, at 2:57 p.m. PT)