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'The Secret Circle' Fans Campaign To Save Show



By  Justin Carreiro     1:20 PM    Labels:,,,, 

May is the time of year for television fans to experience their fears, some tears and if they're the lucky few... cheers. The big five U.S. networks hold their yearly schedule upfronts in May to premier their new fall schedules and line-ups. Around this time, news is released to awaiting fans who will find out which shows have been renewed and which have received the quick and painful axe: cancellation.

On Friday, news broke about teen-domain network The CW and their plans for the upcoming 2012-2013 schedule. The CW has chosen to order the pick up of five new television dramas which include 80's prequel The Carries Diaries and the green superhero series Arrow. In the process, bubble shows that were eagerly awaiting their status were dealt a surprising blow with mass media revealing their status. Spy drama Nikita and perpetually dull Hart of Dixie received the green-light for another season while freshman drama Ringer and the teen-witch The Secret Circle were dealt a swift cancellation.

News was quite bittersweet for fans of the witchy teen-drama to take. Minutes after the news broke, The CW's Twitter and Facebook page were bombarded with comments from pleading fans for the network to reverse their decision. Initial reaction from fans were confusion and overwhelming anger, due to the fact that The Secret Circle is one of the networks current highest rated programs above all the remaining bubble shows. Ringer, while also holding a loyal fan base, was plagued with declining ratings for over a season - many deemed its cancellation from its mid-season hiatus. 

While no formal campaign has been set up, the movement has earned an international following from fans and reached several key points. Twitter hashtags such as The Secret Circle, TSC, The CW, and Bring The Secret Circle Back were trending in countries around the world, as well as trending for hours on the World Wide feed. Facebook pages and posts erupted with comments expressing their urgency for the show to be renewed. Even the idea of moving the show to a different network has been pitched with ABC Family, Sy Fy and MTV being messaged by fans.

Currently, two online petitions are gaining traction with support. Each have earned more than 10,000 signatures and the movement doesn't seem to be losing steam anytime soon: petition #1 (online) and petition #2 (twitter).

While only time will tell if The CW will reverse its decision, the network up fronts will still be held this Thursday, May 17, 2012 as planned. In that time, fans are still reaching out to the network in hopes that by their overwhelming fan reaction, petitioning, tweeting and a spike in sales of The Secret Circle online episodes will change their mind and spell a renewal for the show. 


CORRECTION: Based from several tweets and messages I've received, fans have stated that a formal campaign can be found at save.thesecret-circle.com. As well as searching on Twitter for other fan sites working for the same cause.

About Justin Carreiro

Justin is a longtime TV buff and gamer. He loves chatting about shows, playing video and board games, and his not-so-secret love for reality tv. He is also a fan of horror movies, music and a bookworm at heart. He spends his time in Toronto working in PR and Social Media.

29 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this!

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  2. THE CW HAVE UNLEASHED THE WRATH OF THE SECRET CIRCLE FANS.

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  3. I hope they changed their minds Secret Circle is the best show going apart for Vampire Diaries

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  4. I will cancel my cell phone and home internet service just to be able to watch this show if it goes onto another network/channel. Thank you for this news post.

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  5. I hope that the renew the Secret Circle.If the Cw is reading this you guys are retarded fo canceling the Secret Circle.You just caused a riot screw the cw just gonna watch th Vampire Diaries now that the canceled Secret Circle.Secret Circle is what brought me to The CW and the Vampire Diaries.Im super sad they canceled it.

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  6. What? Who canceled? When? TSC and TVD are the best series out there ... you srs? Is the biggest mistake of your life and as protest i wont watch TVD unless TSC is released >.>

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  7. Actually there is a formal campaign now!

    http://save.thesecret-circle.com/

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  8. Hey Anon #5. Dont watch the vampire diaries on cable, instead download it so that the CW can see that their fan base has dropped immensly. Once they realise that it is because they cancelled TSC they will be forced to renew it or face a higher downpour of ratings. You can download TVD at www.kickasstorrents.com a day after it has aired

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  9. After the superb season finnalle. It made me think that sure there are going to be a new season a darker season but no they canceled it. and it was such a huge shock because it is CW's second top show they cant cancel it. just shows how bad CW actually are.
    Ps. im a dude. and i red the first trilogi this weekend after watching TSC.

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  10. don't cancel, really? the carrie diaries??? already sounds stupid as hell!
    secret circle is one of your better shows!
    american dad? more dumb cartoonish shit tv!

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  11. i want TSC back now don't cacel it

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  12. I'm so sad they cancelled this show. I mailed The CW a letter, and signed both petitions. Hopefully our hard work pays off but you can never be sure... :(

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  13. I am really heart broken and shocked that they are doing this :'( I love love this show it my favorite!!!!, I even started reading the books because of it I am sending my letter to the cw tomorrow and signed all the petitions I really hope all the fans effort to save this show pays off :)

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  14. CW must renew the show for season 2.......... We need the circle back. SAVE THE CIRCLE

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  15. Im so disappointed in teh CW, honestly this show was something i looked forward to watching every week, aside from the vampire diaries. I really hope they change their mind.

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  16. Absolutely LOVE this show!!! I never thought there was a chance of TSC getting cancelled because it was sooo good! That season finale was such a great setup for next season. I was seriously bummed when I found out. What will I do now on Thursday nights?!! I've already gone to the Feedback section on CW's site and told them how I feel...now I'm off to sign the petitions and write an old school letter. Hope everyone does the same!! SAVE THE CIRCLE!!!

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  17. I watch a lot of the CW shows, not any of the model ones. I even started watching The L.A. Complex which I will stop watching if they don't change their minds about The Secret Circle, I mean what's the point... it'll probably just get cancelled after a season anyway.

    There were a lot of cancelled shows this year after one season (not just from The CW), I watched several of them and I have to say that it's left a very bitter taste in my mouth and I don't plan on watching any new shows on any network anytime soon.

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  18. I don't understand how the CW could decide that cancelling the show before it was even given a chance would be best. I watch the show every single Thursday night with my daughters. We look forward to it all week. The show has such a wide variety fan base from all ages to people from different countries. If the CW isn't wise enough to renew the show maybe another network with more sense will pick it up. Supernatural shows are in. Cancelling it is very stupid!!! BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE!!! My daughters and I have signed all the petitions. We hope the CW will wise up! With all this media attention TSC is getting for being cancelled the ratings are sure to increase.

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  19. i love the secret circle thanks for posting this. i dont under stand why they cannceled the show it is a great show they made a huge mistake this show could have turned into a hit series like vampire diaries or gosip girl and its not to late we all have to try to reverse the cw desision about cannceling secret circle."fan forever, every one needs to vote on the internet to save the secret circle."

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  20. I am a 74 year old senior citzen and I love the show.Please reconsider bringing back the show.

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  21. Please renew The Secret circle.

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  22. We also have a make a wish campaign going to attempt to draw attention from mtv networks! Donate a dollar or donate 100 dollars anything will help! http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/makeawish/saveawitch#.T7W01OwqD38.twitter

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  23. Please renew The Secret circle....

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  24. The Secret Circle is the best show. It needs to be supported and bring back to TV. The show has developed strong characters and a solid start for 2nd Season. Bring Bck the Secret Circle.

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  25. SAVE THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!
    http://restoresecretcircle.webs.com/

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  26. I looked forward to watching The Secret Circle every week, and I think it was really stupid of CW to cancel it before they even gave it a chance to boost ratings in season 2!!!

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  27. its been months and i am still waiting on the cw to renew my show it is the only thing i use to watch on tv and now its gone so please let me be happy again and renew my show the secret circle.

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  28. PLEASE DONT CANCEL THE SHOW!!! EACH WEEK I LOOKED FORWARD TO THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!! IT WAS/IS MY FAVORITE TV SHOW!! I EVEN READ THE BOOKS...THE SHOW WAS WAAAAY BETTER!!!!YOUR NETWORK SURE CANCELS THE WRONG SHOWS WHAT ABOUT THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!! IT WAS GOOD IN THE BEGINNING BUT ITS STARTING TO GET DUMB!!!! PLEASE BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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