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Secret Circle Fans Express Outrage at Show’s Cancellation

By on May 13, 2012

The Secret Circle Cast. Image © The CW Network

It’s a tough time of the year to be a TV fan. With Upfronts just around the corner, the major TV networks (and the little ones) are busily shaking down their schedules, eying new pilots and ditching under-performing acts from their slate in preparation for Fall.

Among the casualties this year is the CW’s freshman series The Secret Circle, which was unceremoniously shown the door a day after its season finale episode Family’ hit the air. There’s no real way to politely cancel a TV show, but Secret Circle fans are particularly outraged this this under-performer managed to out-perform two other ‘bubble shows’ (Nikita, Hart of Dixie) the CW decided to hang on to as part of their 2012 schedule –  and still get canceled.

Twitter is currently ablaze with indignation. The Secret Circle has a large, passionate and well-connected online fan base and they are not taking the news lying down. The show title trended world-wide following the cancellation news, and topped Spoiler TV’s popular ‘Which Canceled Show Would You Bring Back?’ poll. In addition, several online petitions have begun to attract signatures in the tens of thousands, along with several letter-writing campaigns to CW President Mark Pedowitz. Some fans are also currently questioning if the show might continue on another medium such as Netflix, or another network such as ABCFamily or Syfy.

Long shots? Perhaps, but the noise is a testament to the show’s enduring popularity, and it seems the furore is not about to die down any time quickly.

Got a fan campaign, website or hashtag you want others to know about? Share it in the comments section below.

[Editor’s Note: I began reporting on The Secret Circle before the pilot episode aired last year. The show was a particular favorite of mine, and I have enjoyed every minute spent writing about it and sharing news and opinions with fans over Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. I am also deeply indebted to those cast members who generously gave their time through a series of regular interviews, including Adam Harrington, Gale Harold, Chris Zylka and Louis Hunter.]


  1. Abbey

    May 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you for reporting on this and keeping the buzz around this fan base and show UP! There was actually a full campaign launched at midnight last night between an already established TSC fan site (@ChanceHarbor – and a fan campaign that was started in April to encourage a season 2 renewal (@savethecircle – Fans can view the newly launched campaign here:

    • Mike

      June 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

      Amo esta serie, espero que los ejecutivos de The CW recapaciten y la renueven.

  2. Valeria

    May 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    You are right we’re not giving this show up WE’LL MAKE IT COME BACK <3 Please help us get more media attention?

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  4. OMGQT

    May 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    thanks for the article. secret circle fans are doing everything to get it back!!

  5. anna

    May 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    this is a great website.

  6. jen

    May 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Save the circle! This show is such a great show that deserved to be renewed instead of the lower rating shows like Nikita and Hart of Dixie that got renewed.

    Trend #savethecircle #WeWantTheSecretCIrcleSeason2 and #BringbackTSC on Twitter.

    Keep signing these petitions:

    Petition 1:

    Petition 2:

    Petition 3:

    Petition 4:

    And keep up to date on the campaign website:

    We must keep fighting. I’d rather bring the show back on a different network that isn’t so stupid but right now the main focus is to just get it back on the air. Dedicated fans for life.

  7. Marcos

    May 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Guys, we still have a chance to renew season, even if it is not made ​​by the CW, or at least a worthy end to tsc. Show their anger by signing these petitions against the cancellation of the series:
    And do not forget to show your anger to the twitter account @ ChchCircle
    And also write to ABC Family, talking about the idea of ​​buying the series and showing our strength in your facebook
    Come on guys ..

  8. Jennifer

    May 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    TSC is one of my fav shows. I’m not going to start watching any future new shows from CW if all they are going to do is cancel them. Bring back Secret Circle.

  9. Patty

    May 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Great article!!! Thanks!!!!!


    May 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    You are the best! We want our circle back! We will fight to have a season 2!

    • Chrisina

      May 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

      OMG! I am so upset that this show was cancelled. I am not going to watch any of those new shows. I can’t believe they cancelled this hit show. Are the executives at The CW insane? I hope another network picks it up!

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  12. Australian Fan

    May 14, 2012 at 2:11 am

    This is unbelievable, Gossip Girl has been around for how many series and just is getting OLD. The Secret Circle is what kept me watching shows from the CW, now with its cancellation i will no longer watch ANY SHOWS ON THE CW, and im sure im not the only one. i am MAD! BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. brian

    May 14, 2012 at 3:39 am

    It is unfortunate that it was canceled and somewhat mystifying given CW renewed two lousy shows instead. Ok, more than two but i am being nice. I say again the president of CW’s network gave us a big clue when he never even mentioned the show and talked about watching the show’s direct time competitor, Grey’s Anatomy. That tells me he had no interest in it and no intention of renewing it. We’ll see how brilliant he is when Nikita and Hart continue to sink to the silt in the lake.TSC was flawed, but it had a passionate, good looking cast, a beautiful setting and a lot of potential. It deserved a second chance. The fans may feel better launching this campaign, but how could it work? They already announced and are at the upfronts. They would look like even bigger fools to change their mind now and god knows their egos wont permit that. Thanks for all your great news on the show all year. Really enjoyed your interviews.

  14. riv

    May 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    i have no reason to watch the cw anymore.

  15. jesse

    May 19, 2012 at 2:38 am

    The Secret Circle is a show that deserves to be renewed.Please bring it back

  16. sabryna stpierre

    May 21, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Bring back the secret circle!

  17. SaveTheSecretCircle

    May 26, 2012 at 2:06 am


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  19. khonor

    June 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    what! The secret circle used to keep me going.Also that was one of my favorite CW show now i will not watch 1 more CW show again. BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Lucinda

    June 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Bring secret circle BACK!!!!!!

    Along side the vampire Diaries it was my fav show it had amazing male and female actors. Amazing plots and over al it was a geart show so i say

    BRING IT BACK!!!!!! Now!!

    Please 🙂 xx

  21. dj

    September 30, 2012 at 12:15 am

    i think the secret circle was a great show i loved it. i think they cancelled it because they have no taste for good shows anymore so to show my support for the secret circle as a huge fan i am going to stop watching the network is was showed on or any other new shows on it i will boycott every new show that comes out and i think if people really want this show to come back then they should do the same come together as one and boycott watching these ridiculously new shows that are coming out to show them that were not giving up until we get what we want because we are not going to take no for answer they will bring back tsc if we all stick together and show others that these new shows coming out are really pathetic if they have to use drugs and tons of sex scenes to have high ratings. its wrong and i think they need to come to their senses and see that tsc was a really great show and they need to bring it back.

  22. dj

    September 30, 2012 at 12:27 am

    i luvvvvvvvv tsc and all that was said in my last comment was by a teenager these people need to think about the young and what they like watching because I’m so sick and tired of getting into a show and they just pull the plug and cancel it get real people i mean you guys wouldn’t know a good no great show if it came and sat right on your freaking lap. i think cw is a waist of time and a really lousy lame little pathetic tv network and needs to cut the cord on their network because they make people hate tv and turn cable off because of things like they just did to tsc get a brain and taste buds for good shows because clearly you guys suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REAL BADDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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