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The Secret Circle is an American supernatural teen drama developed by Andrew Miller and based on the book series of the same name written by L.J. Smith.

Premise Edit

Following the death of her mother, Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington, to live with her grandmother. Her attempts to adjust to the new town are crushed when five of her classmates, Adam Conant, Diana Meade, Faye Chamberlain, Melissa Glaser, and Nick Armstrong, reveal to Cassie that she comes from a long line of witches and is the final member of their coven; with her they are able to unlock the full extent of their powers. Initially Cassie refuses to believe that she is a witch, even after Adam helps her unlock her powers. It is only after she discovers an old leather-bound book of spells left to her by her late mother, Amelia, that Cassie begins to accept her power. Inside the book is a message to Cassie explaining that she kept their real family history and her powers a secret in order to keep her safe; as the circle soon finds out, their powers attract dark and dangerous forces that constantly put them in harm's way.

Why It Was Cancelled Edit

Despite being The CW's third highest-rated performer, ratings declined in the second half of the season; the high cost of special effects, and dramatic locations were cited as reasons for the show's cancellation.