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The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners including the no-brainer choices, such as Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Mad Men's Matthew Weiner. Then there's the somewhat less obvious, such as The Vampire Diaries team of Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
The Secret Circle
The CW is standing behind its freshman series.
After news broke Wednesday that Ringer would be sticking around for a full season, the network has also ordered full seasons of The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie.
CW gives Sarah Michelle Gellar's Ringer a full season
"We believe in the creative strength of these dramas, and by...
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Just because a show makes good programming sense doesn't make it a good program. This week's case in point: the CW's dreary and laughably derivative teenage witch-centric The Secret Circle, designed as an overly compatible companion piece to The Vampire Diaries (inspired by a series of books from the same author of the Diaries best-sellers) and produced by the same brain trust led by Kevin Williamson. It's basically the same show, only substituting witches for vamps and lacking (at least initially) the sense of humor and pacing that makes Vampire such a treat most weeks.
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The Secret Circle
Move over vampires: It's time for witches to shine.
Thursday marks the premiere of The Secret Circle, a fish-out-of-water tale about an orphaned girl who discovers she's part of a secret coven of young witches who are coming into their own and discovering their powers.
For those who haven't read the L.J. Smith novels the series is based on — and even if you have, the Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller-produced CW show will be quite different — we asked the actors portraying the six witches of the coven about what's brewing with their characters. Let's meet the witches:
Chris Zylka is about to get wrapped up in The Secret Circle's coven, TVGuide.com has learned.
The Secret Circle: No crossovers with The Vampire Diaries
Based on the novels by L.J. Smith, the upcoming series centers on orphaned Cassie (Britt Robertson), who returns to her family's hometown to discover she is a member of a covert coven — including Phoebe Tonkin's Faye and Thomas Dekker's Adam. Zykla will play...
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Got any dirt on Kalinda's love life this season on The Good Wife? — Eliza
ADAM: Executive producer Robert King tells us that Kalinda will be playing the field a lot this season, but her thoughts will often return to one person in particular. "A lot of Kalinda's [story] is her unresolved feelings [for] Cary," King says. "How close can they be? ... There's something about Cary that is always very important to her, but it's unclear as to whether that's as a brother or a lover."
How will Owen balance being the new Chief and his problems with Cristina on Grey's Anatomy? — Tara
NATALIE: Since Derek and Meredith are also on the outs, Owen will turn to Derek in his time of need. "Derek and Owen are dealing with the twisted sisters — Meredith and Cristina — who are very connected and very similar in a way," Kevin McKidd tells us. "So, they try to...
If you're hoping for a crossover between The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries, the CW's two supernatural series based on the L.J. Smith novels, you shouldn't hold your breath.
"I don't know if you'll see that crossover episode," Kevin Williamson, who is the executive producer of both shows, said with finality at CW's fall TV previews Thursday. "I didn't want this show to...
Fans of L.J. Smith's The Secret Circle novels will be pleased to learn that elements of her trilogy will live on in the new CW series. But just like with The Vampire Diaries, the producers have taken liberties in the show's creation.
An example? The Secret Circle (spoiler alert!) kills off someone who survived the entire book series within the first five minutes of the premiere. While that won't be the only difference from the source material, executive producer Kevin Williamson says they "hope to be as true to the story as we can."
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What is the secret of The Secret Circle?
That's the question raised in the new trailer for the upcoming CW series, which will debut at the Warner Bros. Comic-Con booth this week.
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The new promo offers a deeper look into the group of witches (Thomas Dekker and Shelley Hennig among them) that welcomes orphaned Cassie (Britt Robertson) into their coven. And thanks to Faye (Phoebe Tonkin), it's a fiery welcome.
Check out the new promo for the series, executive-produced by Vampire Diaries' Kevin Williamson below. The Secret Circle premieres Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9/8c on the CW...