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.
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[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.]
From the moment the creepy music started playing the “Pilot” was lit. We were “Bound” together by something magical and we no longer felt like a “Loner”. We were creeped out when we met “Heather” and as we saw Abaddon “Slither” we knew we’d “Wake” next week to find Nicks death “Masked” by more questions. We weren’t even an inch below “Beneath” the surface of what happened 16 years ago when the dark “Balcoin” magic was revealed. Would Cassie fall pray to the “Darkness”. Every Thursday we felt “Fire and Ice” as we “Witness”ed the magic of the circle and were on the edge of our seats when the truth of the power of the “Medallion” came into play. We wanted Cassie to be Adam’s (or Jake’s) “Valentine” and with the “Return” of Blackwell we knew how “Lucky” we were to have Jake back from the witch hunters and Faye’s epic one liners. Little did we know there was a “Curse” upon us. The CW didn’t care about the “Sacrifice” we made on Thursday nights for a show that to us shone like a “Crystal”. The ratings went up when we found out Nick was the “Traitor” and when we squealed at the sight of “Prom” magic with Adam and Melissa and even though we won’t be able to visit Chance Harbor every Thursday anymore the fandom has become a ” Family”. Even though the circle is unbound doesn’t mean we are not connected!
Written by @Hezzy76
I want to know who these other four Balcoin are and it’s nerve racking!
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