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The showrunner took to Twitter earlier this week to confirm the news in a flurry of tweets.
@270b283255054ad final 3. There are 3 more. I assure you.— leila gerstein (@leilargerstein) March 6, 2015
No one out there loves #HOD more than me. I would have gone 17 years! But I assure you, we prepared for this....(1/2)— leila gerstein (@leilargerstein) March 6, 2015
...And the finale will be tremendously satisfying to all. (2/2)— leila gerstein (@leilargerstein) March 6, 2015
The blunt but lovely comments about the series confirm that we will not be seeing Hart of Dixie on the schedule next year. This shouldn’t be a shock to anyone who has been keeping tabs on the series, however. Not only has Hart of Dixie not been crushing in the ratings, when the shenanigans-filled show finished filming in the fall of 2014, several cast members, including Wilson Bethel and Scott Porter, both all but said they were finished with shooting the series forever. Here’s Porter’s goodbye to the set.
And here’s Bethel’s even more obvious goodbye.
Following the fall tweets, the CW stated that no decision had been made regarding the series, but it seemed pretty obvious the show was done. It’s nice that Gerstein finally came out and put the rumors to rest, for once and for all.
On the bright side, while we may be saying goodbye to the Hart of Dixie family, the CW has already made a ton of renewal decisions related to shows on the network. Not only will the popular superhero shows, Arrow and The Flash, be returning, but the entire supernatural lineup will be back as well, including Supernatural, The Originals and veteran series The Vampire Diaries. And just in case you were worried about some of the network’s other shows, Jane the Virgin, The 100 and Reign have been renewed. In addition, Beauty and the Beast is set to return this summer and then has earned an additional renewal order.
As far as HOD goes, there are still three episodes for fans to engage with. On top of this, Hart of Dixie has done a good job of treating this last set of episodes as a series ender, whether or not the show knew it was cancelled when the writers began putting together episodes. Wade and Zoe are having a baby. Lemon and Lavon are finally coming together, and even George and Annabeth seem to be getting a happy ending. Gerstein even says the series finale will be “satisfying.” All’s well that ends well in Bluebell, especially when it involves high jinks.