Ioan Gruffudd and Sarah Michelle Gellar
The CW has released video previews of three of its new shows, including Sarah Michelle Gellar's drama Ringer, the supernatural series Secret Circle and Rachel Bilson's Southern drama Hart of Dixie.
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Ringer focuses on a troubled recovering alcoholic (Gellar) on the run from some unsavory types. She hides out by masquerading as her wealthy twin sister, who, it turns out, also has a bounty on her head. Oops. Nestor Carbonell, Kristoffer Polaha, Tara Summers, Mike Colter and Ioan Gruffudd will also star.
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Based on the three-book series from The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith, Secret Circle revolves around a young witch (Britt Robertson) who is key to a battle between good and evil, natch. Diaries' Kevin Williamson will executive-produce. Thomas Dekker, Shelley Hennig, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Louis Hunter, Ashley Crow, Gale Harold, Natasha Henstridge and Phoebe Tonkin will also star.
Meanwhile, Hart of Dixie centers on a New York doctor (Rachel Bilson) who inherits a small medical practice in the South. Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will executive-produce. Jaime King, Scott Porter, McKaley Miller, Cress Williams and Wilson Bethel will also star. Nancy Travis will guest-star in the pilot.
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The network also ordered three reality series, but has not released clips from them. H8R, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c and hosted by Mario Lopez, puts the power in the hands of celebrities who confront their haters to try to win them over.
The Frame, described as part reality competition and part social experiment, will force 10 teams of two to live in one room for up to eight weeks and compete in physical challenges. Viewers will decide who stays and who goes. Finally, Re-Modeled will follow modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher in his attempt to shake up the business and help models take control of their careers and their lives. Both are slated for midseason.
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