A number of shows broadcast on The CW are facing the axe at the end of the current season.
The time is fast approaching when US TV networks will have to decide what shows to keep and which to axe, and with Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle doing amazingly and 90210 proving surprisingly stable this year it looks like Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie and Nikita will have to scrap it out.
Ringer, the lowest-rated scripted show on the channel at the moment, is almost a dead cert to be shown the door when its current first season comes to an end.
But what of the others? Insiders reckon at least one, if not two of the three in the “relegation zone” will be canned. Nikita is the lowest-rated of the three, but in its favour is the fact that it airs on a notoriously harsh Friday night, where no shows really thrive with viewers. The fact it’s also an established show could help it out.
Gossip Girl‘s ratings have been on the slide for years, and its current fifth season has far from perked things up. But its enviable fanbase and the fact its stars are such huge tabloid attractions could lead to it being given one final push in the 2012/13 year.
Hart Of Dixie started off on shaky ground back in September, but saw its viewership stabilise as it got settled and it was looking pretty good just before Christmas. That said, it has been struggling since returning from its winter break, and is now in real danger of not being granted a second season.
There is, of course, already one spot opened up in the 2012/13 schedule, as One Tree Hill is due to end forever on April 4.
What do you want to stay or go?