Which shows won't make it back?
BubbleWatch: 'Hart of Dixie'
SHOW: "Hart of Dixie" (The CW)
IN ITS FAVOR: "Hart of Dixie" does what "Hart of Dixie" does and there's something reassuring about that. On Mondays, "Hart of Dixie" was averaging just under 1.1 million viewers and a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and it has shifted over to Fridays and done roughly the same. In its Monday airings, it was getting a 75 percent L+7 DVR bump among young viewers and an OK overall bump as well. "Dixie" has been moved around The CW's schedule and it has been steady and it has also proven to be steady regardless of what other programming it's paired with, which has been useful in the new Friday comedy block. It's hard to know what WBTV will be able to do with additional "Hart of Dixie" inventory, but with 60+ episodes in the can, it may reach a number where it has value. It's also a good cast and a cheap set-up on the Warner Brothers lot.
AGAINST IT: "Hart of Dixie" isn't exactly on-brand for The CW at this point, even if it has done better than most of the work's WB-style shows. Nobody's an alien. Nobody has superpowers. And with "Arrow," "Vampire Diaries," "The Originals" and "Supernatural" showing the upper range of the audience The CW can draw, "Hart of Dixie" can't really compete. ["Dixie" also cratered with under 800,000 viewers on 4/4, which isn't a positive.]
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: Versatility and consistency are useful. Even if The CW only orders 13 episodes for next season, "Hart of Dixie" could go on any night and premiere at any time and probably get roughly the same audience. Maybe it won't be back next fall if The CW feels like trying as many new things as possible, but by midseason, I'd bet that Rachel Bilson and company will be back.
FINAL VERDICT: Renewed!