In a move that should surprise no one, the CW has officially cancelled Hart of Dixie after four seasons. The dramedy starring Rachel Bilson and Wilson Bethel ended its season in March. In addition, after just three low-rated Friday episodes, freshman drama The Messengers is also cancelled.

When the Hart of Dixie finale aired, the cast and crew of Hart of Dixie made it quite clear on social media that the show was over and the episode was more of a series finale. However, the CW never made it official until now.

The cancellation isn’t as tragic as most since the producers and cast knew it was coming. The season 4 finale (now the series finale) beautifully wrapped up all of the stories and offered a sweet closing musical number that provided real closure.

Meanwhile, The Messengers premiered with one of the lowest ratings in the history of the CW. It’s end is no surprise, especially as the network picks up three new shows for the 2015-2016 season, including the Arrow/Flash spin-off titled Legends of Tomorrow.

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Hart of Dixie and The Messengers are the only two CW scripted shows this season to get the axe. The network has had an incredibly strong year with freshman shows The Flash, Jane the Virgin and iZombie all getting renewed for second seasons. In addition, the CW has already picked up Arrow, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Reign, The 100 and Beauty and the Beast for the 2015-2016 season.

The CW will make its Upfront presentation Thursday, May 14 when it will reveal its schedule and new line-up for next season.

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John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.