Hart of Dixie season 5 may not be revived, as The CW show is not receiving good ratings in its Friday night time slot, but there is hope, as the network recently renewed the Beauty And The Beast for season 4.
According to Zap2it, there's no room in next season's CW schedule for Hart Of Dixie, regardless of its ratings, there's no chance it could appear again during the regular season.
However, the network recently renewed Beauty and the Beast for season 4 ahead of its season 3 premiere. And the show's green light has given fans some hope that Hart Of Dixie season 5 could be renewed. After all, Beauty and The Beast had poor ratings as well.
The season 2 finale was written as the series finale. But with only 763,000 viewers tuning in for the finale, the CW brought it back for a short third season.
Fans thought that the low numbers and small episode order meant that season 3 would be the Beauty and the Beast's end. Yet, it seems the network is willing to accept lower ratings during summer programming.
The network could easily follow the same path for Hart of Dixie. While the show's ratings have declined since its premiere in 2011, they have stayed relatively steady over season 4 on Friday nights, indicating that there are fans that still want to watch Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade's (Wilson Bethel) romance on screen.
The CW has not officially made any decision on the future of Hart of Dixie as yet.
Although, actors have voiced concerns that the show would not return for season 5 and creator Leila Gerstein seemed pessimistic about the show's renewal hopes, as she talked about a closure in the season 4 finale.
"I will say that there is a lot of closure in the season finale and there is a definite feeling of celebration at the end of the season," Gerstein told E!Online. "But there are also certainly doors left open for the future," she added.
Hart of Dixie follows a doctor Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) from New York becomes a general practitioner in a small town in Alabama. The rest of the cast includes Scott Porter, Jaime King, Wilson Bethel, Tim Matheson, and Cress Williams.