Hart of Dixie Season 2: Not A Slum Dunk For Renewal

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May 3, 2012

Update: Hart of Dixie has been officially renewed for season 2!

Hart of Dixie Season 2 RenewalCan we still have more of Bluebell’s love-triangle in Hart of Dixie season 2? Check out our exclusive roundup for the future of Dr. Zoe Hart!

Hart of Dixie premiered on the CW last September 26, 2011 at 9pm following Gossip Girl. The pilot episode received a 0.8 ratings with an average of 1.70 million viewers of 18-49 age bracket. According to a source, the show was considered a least priority of the network. Thus receiving a small amount of promotion compared to the Ringer which was reported to be cancelled due to its poor ratings.

Nevertheless, I now find the show unmistakably impressive. Who knows what could have happened if the CW had given it the exposure it needed? For the record, Hart of Dixie even fared better than the Ringer — with only that little of promotions. Like I said, impressive.

However, the show’s lead star Rachel Bilson who plays the role of Dr. Zoe Hart I’m afraid did not please one two many critics after the pilot airing. Some critics stated that Rachel Bilson was unconvincing as a doctor and even described her as a “more like a high-priced call girl”. Furthermore, both TV Guide and Robert Bianco of USA Today stated that the show is potentially offensive to the South.

Although the show received quite distasteful remarks, I believe that the show still has hope. As a matter of fact, TV by the numbers predicted that the show is a toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012. I know that that’s only a 50-50 chance, still you can keep your fingers crossed. It’s better to have something to hold on to instead of nothing, right?

Another good news is, on May 1. Hart of Dixie charted with 1.3 mil/0.6 viewers — getting an increased 20 percent (or a tenth) in the demo!

Not bad right? Of course, you can always hold onto the fact that it fared way better than Sarah Michelle Gellar’s the Ringer if you’re a little worried. However, let us know your thoughts if you care to disagree with the unsatisfied critics. Support Hart of Dixie for season 2 and stay tuned to Spoilers Guide for more updates!

  • LM

    I look forward to Hart of Dixie each week.

  • Brooke Joergens

    Love love love! Trying to rally friends & family for more viewers to up ratings!

  • Brooke Joergens

    Love love love! Trying to rally friends & family for more viewers to up ratings!

  • CR

    I really love the show and i hope that there will be a lot more next season!

  • R74 Colburt

    Hart of Dixie is blumin brilliant!!! Love love love it !!

  • R74 Colburt

    Hart of Dixie is blumin brilliant!!! Love love love it !!

  • Jaleesa

    The show is great, I love it. There are not a lot of great shows on TV now a days. But Hart Of Dixie is a great show that I look forward to watching every Monday after Gossip Girl. Not to mention that Rachel Bilson is quiet great herself. I loved watching her in The O.C. and I love watching her now in Hart Of Dixie. So please let there be Season 2.

  • Jaleesa

    The show is great, I love it. There are not a lot of great shows on TV now a days. But Hart Of Dixie is a great show that I look forward to watching every Monday after Gossip Girl. Not to mention that Rachel Bilson is quiet great herself. I loved watching her in The O.C. and I love watching her now in Hart Of Dixie. So please let there be Season 2.

  • Elle

    We NEED a second season to see the kooky/sexy relationship between Zoe and Wade ;) I’ve fallen in love with the show that’s for sure. I just wish CW would let us know if we’re getting a second season!

    I think they’ve done really well with ratings considering Gossip Girl is the new shows lead and doesn’t bring in as many TV viewers lately as Hart of Dixie which follows it, it competes against some really tough Monday night competition and it really wasn’t given a great deal of advertising – viewers were sort of just stumbling acorss it and then spreading the word that they love the easy to watch show. :) …I hope CW makes a good decision with this one!

  • Elle

    We NEED a second season to see the kooky/sexy relationship between Zoe and Wade ;) I’ve fallen in love with the show that’s for sure. I just wish CW would let us know if we’re getting a second season!

    I think they’ve done really well with ratings considering Gossip Girl is the new shows lead and doesn’t bring in as many TV viewers lately as Hart of Dixie which follows it, it competes against some really tough Monday night competition and it really wasn’t given a great deal of advertising – viewers were sort of just stumbling acorss it and then spreading the word that they love the easy to watch show. :) …I hope CW makes a good decision with this one!

  • Headache2011

    They can’t cancel this show it’s awesome

  • chrisslayer

    I’m watching episodes in the Netherlands. I like verry much . It would a pity if they cancel  the show.  But I have seen very populair serie’s at CW has been canceled. I dont know whats behind it.
    I hope for the show  it gets  a second season  its worth it. 

  • chrisslayer

    I’m watching episodes in the Netherlands. I like verry much . It would a pity if they cancel  the show.  But I have seen very populair serie’s at CW has been canceled. I dont know whats behind it.
    I hope for the show  it gets  a second season  its worth it. 

  • http://twitter.com/shimalama shima

    no rachel bilson is amazing and don;t cancel the show

  • Chelsea Kay Granger

    offensive to the south? uhm….what are they from the north? I’m from SC and one of the primary reasons i love this show is because of all the southern references that other people won’t catch because they’re not southern. that’s not offensive. it’s not realistic for the majority of the south but the show isn’t realistic to begin with, it’s escapist. but i LOVE the southern aspects. definitely NOT offensive

  • Felici_ty

    complete season 2!!!!! go Zoe go

  • Deema

    i don’t think this show is offensive to the south at all…. i don’t know what certain people are talking about. i also think the show would have done better if it had better promotion. ringer wasn’t that great to begin with and shouldn’t have all that advertising. i think that hart of dixie is really original compared to show like gossip girl and 90210. and rachel bilson is believable as a doctor its just that people look at her and automatically think of summer roberts from the oc….

  • Annapchs1

    Second season is a must!!

  • Anonymous

    I like the show but I think the writing needs a bit of work because the characters change so much between each episode that it can give a viewer whiplash and make it hard for a viewer to want to stick to the show. I mean I am all for Zoey and Wade or Zoey and George being together as long as it is believable, but you can’t have Zoey literally in love with George for the whole season and then just jump to Wade in a matter of an episode, its not believable and lacks character continuity.  Also George and Lemon have some really significant issues in their relationship but yet the story tends to slip those issues under the rug or fix it super quickly which to me is being lazy in terms of story writing. Basically there is the potential for the show to really have some decent amount of depth in the story that would make the viewer more inclined to stick with the show but the writers come off quite lazy.

  • Anonymous

    I like the show but I think the writing needs a bit of work because the characters change so much between each episode that it can give a viewer whiplash and make it hard for a viewer to want to stick to the show. I mean I am all for Zoey and Wade or Zoey and George being together as long as it is believable, but you can’t have Zoey literally in love with George for the whole season and then just jump to Wade in a matter of an episode, its not believable and lacks character continuity.  Also George and Lemon have some really significant issues in their relationship but yet the story tends to slip those issues under the rug or fix it super quickly which to me is being lazy in terms of story writing. Basically there is the potential for the show to really have some decent amount of depth in the story that would make the viewer more inclined to stick with the show but the writers come off quite lazy.

  • HSH Wolfpack

    I love it!!!!

  • ECHKO_17

    I LOVE THIS SHOW.. I REALLY HOPE THEY DONT CANCEL IT.. I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO MONDAY NIGHTS AND HART OF DIXIE

  • Scarlett

    They CANNOT cancel this show!!! Wade needs to finally admit he’s got the hots for Zoe!!

  • Cromertobe09

    My favorite show, Hart of Dixie cannot be canceled! Oh and I am from the South and do not find it offensive! Pish posh!

  • Erimel4021

    I LOVE Hart of Dixie!!! Please dont cancel it! It makes Mondays better to know I have hart of dixie to look forward too.

  • Erimel4021

    I LOVE Hart of Dixie!!! Please dont cancel it! It makes Mondays better to know I have hart of dixie to look forward too.

  • Erimel4021

    I LOVE Hart of Dixie!!! Please dont cancel it! It makes Mondays better to know I have hart of dixie to look forward too.

  • Prncs82

    I love this show.  I’ll be so sad if its not on next season,

  • SS

    There are many Hart of Dixie fans in Norway too. There should be a second season so we can continue watching Zoe’s lovelife. This show can’t end with an almost kiss with Wade! There has to be a happy ending for Zoe. Rachel Bilson is a good actoress, with brilliant facial expressions. Fingers crossed they don’t cancel the show!

  • ajh

    I will be “hartbroken” if they cancel Hart of Dixie. I love it more than any of the other CW shows I am addicted to (TVD, TSC & GG) 

  • SS

    I love this show! I really hope they decide to give it another season and hopefully throw some advertising their way. It really is a good show– if people even knew it was on!

  • red raider

    I will die if I dont get to see Zoe and Wade get together I love this show. It is down to earth and some much cleaner then Gossip Girl. This show is good for a variety of age groups and I just LOVE the chemistry they have made between zoe and wade this show better continue.

  • guest

    This show is so good. It’s one of the few fun shows left on TV. Don’t cancel! 

  • Alexis

    I like Rachel Bilson for it because she seems the type of “New York” ish personality that Zoe Hart is. I mean that she actually does it *really* well and that her character doesn’t exactly look like a “real” doctor because of “Dr. Breeland” and the way he is. She’s actually pretty perfect for the part.

  • Kandaceshelnutt

    oh gosh i luvv this show sooo much i couldnt bare it if yall took it off air plz its an awesome fun show plz plz keep it on the air

  • Breedea

    This show is the ONLY television show that I watch each week.  It is the ONLY reason that I look forward to Mondays!!!  Please renew!!

  • Shan

    I love this show!!

  • Ayesha

    NNNOOO,they can’t cancel it!! :(

  • Foxpack

    Please, please, please renew this show! We are counting down every week to Monday night so we can see what happens next. There are not too many TV shows that appeal to the whole family but Hart Of Dixie is one of them. It just needs to be promoted more. So many people I have talked to have never even heard of it. Spread the word people! Once you watch it you’re hooked! As far as being offensive to the South … I always tell people … “If you liked Sweet Home Alabama, you’ll love this!” Please renew for a second season!

  • dyanna

    please we need a second season of hart of dixie

  • Arevaloveronica01

    I love this show n those critics have lost their touch because they’re terribly wrong! Please do another season, can’t wait to find out what happens between Zoe, George, and Wade

  • Arevaloveronica01

    I love this show n those critics have lost their touch because they’re terribly wrong! Please do another season, can’t wait to find out what happens between Zoe, George, and Wade

  • Amyerbes

    Love this show! So glad Zoe hooked up Wade!!!

  • Mswendymae

    love this show!!!1

  • Mswendymae

    love this show!!!1

  • Tltpjm

    I love Hart of Dixie…love it….and I like Wade the best!

  • Misty

    I need a second season you can’t just leave it hanging like this. The show is brilliantly written with just the right amount of quirky comedy and intense romance! It is very addictive and really could use a lot more advertising to show the brilliance behind the show and cast. Please, bring on the second season!!!

  • Jenna

    I agree I love Heart of Dixie .  I really love Zoe with George but I also love her with Wade and feel bad for him. I hope they start off the second season with George and Zoe taking their relationship to the next step : D

  • Kenny Beane

    I love the Hart of Dixie show. I look forward to every Monday night at 9pm on the cw. So i can watch the show. It is awesome. You have to do a second season. I am hoping for Zoey and Wade to get together that would be awesome.

  • Tkalejohnson

    This is my favorite show! I am a surgical technologist and live in the OR and didn’t feel like her role as a doctor/surgeon was distracting in the least bit.  Grey’s Anatomy’s operating room is completely unrealistic in how an OR really looks and people still love that show.  I will be devistated if Hart of Dixie is discontinued.  Everyone I know LOVES this show and would be disappointed as well.  Plus you can’t just stop a show with a finale like that!

  • Cattie257

    I will lose all faith in the CW if this show is cancelled

  • pinkloz97

    I get that excited about Hart of dixie!!!! Its just brilliant and my little 4 year old girl sits beside me when its on and smiles and loves it just like me :) BRING ON THE SECOND SEASON, It makes my day better just by watching it :) I Just Love George & Zoe (luv wade too but not with zoe) Levon is tooooo good for Lemon, cant stand the woman :( Please please please bring on season 2 & 3 & 4 Lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YPT36TIEXJBSTPQ5SZEZ3MZICY Claris

    please! bring sseason 2, i love hart of dixie.

  • Sarah RCP

    So excited to see what happens in Season 2!! I want Wade and Zoe to get and stay together.

  • Sarah RCP

    So excited to see what happens in Season 2!! I want Wade and Zoe to get and stay together.

  • Axle07

    The show has been renewed Thank God. I watch it in Ireland and I have to say I don’t normally watch this type of show at all but I find Hart of dixie highly entertaining.  All I can say is I cant wait to see what happens in season 2.. Who will she choose??  My money is on George but Wade stands a chance.  With abs like his why wouldn’t he!!

  • Chloek2011

    Im from Ireland and im on love with it! it aired here but i ended up watching the whole season in 2 days.. thats how addicted i was to zoes loves life! Amazing! I love every story line.. and i love rachel bilson.. if there is no season 2….. they can be looking forward to a strongly worded letter… hart of dixie <3 Season 2 cant come quick enough!! :) :)

  • kimmy

    i wait for this every week we NEED season 2! its my favourite show!

  • tricia

    The show is amazing! they can’t cancel it!! 

  • Tonton3180

    I love the show!!!! One of my favorites!!! Can’t wait to see season 2! So hope it’s coming back!

  • anette

    Hart of Dixie is an awesome show!!!!  Season two…. can’t wait!!!!

  • Jules

    I love this show! Hopefully there will be 2nd season!!!

  • Lucy

    I love hart of dixie!!!one of my favorite shows!

  • Kathleeen

    THEY HAVE TO MAKE A SECOND SERIES </3

  • Bwtasmith

    I really like the show.  We need to know what happens with Zoe & Wade and I even like Lemon.  I really enjoys show that you can follow week to week. I get so tired of the Reality shows, Bachelor show, the dancing and singing shows, trying canceling those stupid show and leave the good ones alone. 

  • Tateddyhugger63

    This show cannot be cancelled! I live just to watch. I think CW has already canceled enough, all they do now is make way for more shows that are just going to end up getting canceled anyways. I LOVE this show, we NEED more of it, and it HAS to be renewed!

  • Alexreoch11

    we defo need a season 2 i need to know what happens we love it in the uk its fab and i think Rachel plays her part fantastically, love this progrmme!!! 

  • Paige

    when will we know if there is a second season?????

  • Liv

    OMG we need a season 2, i had to watch episodes early instead of waiting till the next week for it to be on because im obsessed with it!!!! a season 2 is needed, zoe and wade are too cute together i need more!!!

  • Nancy

    There has to be a second season. I fell in love with the show from the start. The whole time I was hoping to see some stirring between Zoe and Wade and now that there is something there, something that they both want. You can’t just end it. Not like that and whats going to happen to Lemon? What is she going to do? What about George? How will he react to Zoe and Wade’s hot night? Who will Zoe choose? Who will get heart broken and who will get her? Too many questions left unanswered.

  • DaisyMay :)

    I’m from Australia and I don’t have pay tv so I don’t get to watch it when it airs on Saturday nights BUT every Sunday I can’t wait to download it off iTunes I absolutely love this show and it should keep continuing for heaps more season please don’t cancel it I even like it more than one tree hill n there’s 9 seasons of that so come on hart of dixie continue on PLEASE!!!

  • paris

    I am completely hooked to the show Hart of Dixie and the fact that CW might even cancel it makes me want to cry.  Also, the facts are there that the show did really well so I truly don’t see a reason why it would ever be canceled.  This show is really cool and I hope that they don’t end it so that I can keep up with the funny and sexy love triangle between Wade, Zoe, and George.  I can’t imagine this perfect setup going to waste on it’s first season.

  • paris

    I am completely hooked to the show Hart of Dixie and the fact that CW might even cancel it makes me want to cry.  Also, the facts are there that the show did really well so I truly don’t see a reason why it would ever be canceled.  This show is really cool and I hope that they don’t end it so that I can keep up with the funny and sexy love triangle between Wade, Zoe, and George.  I can’t imagine this perfect setup going to waste on it’s first season.

  • Dalgenits

    I am from Denmark and i just LOVE this show! And please please let it happen for Wade and Zoe!! 

  • Moo_mad2849

    love this show!! Don’t cancel!

  • Sephy

    Noo!! They simply can’t cancel this show-I look forward to it every week and can’t wait to see what happens. 

  • Shorty_walker03

    Hart of Dixie must go on!! 
    Its the first show worth watching since I can’t even remember. 
    It’s the first show I have found in a decade on the CW that is actually worth watching!! 
    If CW would just give them one more season I can guarantee the ratings will go higher. It’s the only show I actually watch, honestly. You can’t find a show that has drama/sexy/flirty/funny and spontaneous all in one! Hart of dixie must go on!!! 

  • Tamzyt

    love this show so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/EmmaMcGreivy Emma McGreivy

    I love the show,Best i have ever seen :D The relationships in it are so sexy and cute but yet subtle through the series.

    I really want to see another series or two because it is FANTASTIC 

  • Memmons66

    I loved loved loved this show my girls and I were getting together every week. Girls night out became girls night in and it was a better time in than out. We love Dr. Hart and think she is perfect for her role!!!