37 One-Season Wonders That Didn’t Deserve Their Premature Cancellations
The Secret Circle
The CW has a stellar track record of creating fantasy hits for teens, and this show based on The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith’s Secret Circle books had all the makings of another magical success story. Cassie Blake moves to a new town and learns that she descends from a long line of witches. As she descends deeper into her coven, she learns that a mysterious fire from generations past and her mother’s death might have a little too much in common. Ratings weren’t fantastic, but it ended up being the series’ pricey special effects and on-location shooting costs that led to its cancelation despite multiple fan campaigns to save it.