Messages from the creator of a broadcast drama series have fueled speculation over whether the show has been canceled.
The show is CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” and International Business Times reports that a series of tweets from show creator Leila Gerstein “seemingly confirmed” that the show will wrap after its current fourth season winds down.
A post from Gerstein last Friday reads: “The final three episodes of #HartofDixie begin tonight. Buckle up, I think you will enjoy the ride. Xo.”
Gerstein added in a subsequent post: “No one out there loves #HOD more than me. I would have gone 17 years! But I assure you, we are prepared for this … and the finale will be tremendously satisfying to all.”
Gerstein stopped short of saying the show has been canceled, and the network has not made it official. But the show’s low ratings have created a widespread impression that it won’t be continuing.
“The show’s freshman season in 2011 averaged 1.77 million views, but dropped to 1.37 million by Season 3 in 2014, IBT notes. “The latest episode on Friday pulled in 1.11 million viewers in the 8 p.m. time slot. In comparison, Fox’s ‘World’s Funniest Fails’ pulled in 2.77 million and a repeat of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ on NBC raked in 4.26 million at the same time slot.”
The show’s season four finale — which may well be the series finale — is set for Friday, March 20.