The CW's fall trailers, see Sarah Michelle Gellar in 'Ringer'

The CW has unveiled its fall schedule, and with it, trailers and clips for four news shows. Check them out below, along with the network’s official descriptions. 

Ringer, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (after 90210)
Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Bridget, who is six months sober and starting to turn her life around when she is the sole witness to a professional hit. Despite the assurances of her FBI protector, Agent Victor Machado (Nestor Carbonell), Bridget knows her life is on the line. She flees to New York, telling no one, not even her Narcotics Anonymous sponsor, Malcolm. In New York, Bridget reunites with her estranged twin, Siobhan (also Gellar). Wealthy, pampered and married to the strikingly handsome Andrew Martin (Ioan Gruffudd), Siobhan lives what appears to be a fairy tale life — a life where no one knows that Bridget exists. The sisters seem to be mending their frayed relationship, until Siobhan disappears mysteriously, and Bridget makes the split decision to take on her sister’s identity. She discovers shocking secrets, not only about her sister and her marriage, but also about Siobhan’s best friend, Gemma (Tara Summers), and Gemma’s husband, Henry (Kristoffer Polaha). And when someone tries to kill Bridget in her sister’s penthouse, she realizes she is no safer as Siobhan than she is as herself.

Hart of Dixie, Mondays at 9 p.m. (after Gossip Girl)
Fast-talking New Yorker and brand new doctor Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) has it all figured out — after graduating top of her class from medical school, she’ll follow in her father’s footsteps and become a cardiothoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to accept an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work with him at his small practice in Bluebell, Ala. Zoe arrives in this small Gulf Coast town only to find that Harley has passed away and left his half of the medical practice to her in his will. She quickly finds that Southern hospitality isn’t always so hospitable — the other doctor in town, Brick Breeland, is less than pleased to be sharing the practice with this young outsider, and his daughter, Lemon (Jaime King), is a Southern belle whose sweet disposition turns sour when she meets Zoe. Zoe’s only allies are the mayor, former football star Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams), her bad-boy neighbor Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel), and handsome lawyer George Tucker (Scott Porter) –- who just happens to be Lemon’s fiancé. Zoe is out of her element and ready to pack her bags, but a surprise visit by her snobby New York mother leads to Zoe’s decision to stay in Bluebell for a while, discovering small-town life and a side of herself she hadn’t known was there.

The Secret Circle, Thursdays at 9 p.m. (after The Vampire Diaries)
Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) was a happy, normal teenage girl — until her mother Amelia dies in what appears to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moves in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Wash. — the town her mother left so many years before — where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana (Shelley Hennig) and her handsome boyfriend Adam (Thomas Dekker), brooding loner Nick (Louis Hunter), mean-girl Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) and her sidekick Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy), strange and frightening things begin to happen. When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they’ve been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them — until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers. But it’s not until Cassie discovers an old leather-bound book of spells hidden in her mother’s childhood bedroom that she understands her true and dangerous destiny. What Cassie and the others don’t yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town, including Diana’s father (Gale Harold) and Faye’s mother (Natasha Henstridge) — and that Cassie’s mother’s death might not have been an accident.

H8R, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. (followed by America’s Next Top Model)
Celebrities go head-to-head with civilians who hate them to win their “haters” over. Hosted by Mario Lopez.

Remodeled, Midseason
Modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher is planning to bring together hundreds of small agencies around the world in a new venture called The Network. The Network will give Paul the leverage to change the industry from the inside out. He has two missions: to make sure agents in small towns no longer get screwed, and to empower models to take control of their careers and lead healthier lives.

The Frame, Midseason
What happens when your whole life is reduced to one Frame? There’s only one rule: if you’re out of the Frame, you’re out of the game. Ten teams of two, chosen for their dynamic personalities and their existing deep-rooted relationships, are selected to compete in this wild social experiment. These teams will each live in one Frame — a stripped down version of their home living space — for up to 8 weeks, with the entire world watching their inter-personal soap operas play out atop a highly formatted game. Couples cannot physically see one another, but each “frame” is rigged with plasma screens & communication devices that allow for visual and verbal interaction. The teams will face outrageous challenges, punishments, head-to-head competitions, and eliminations, all while isolated from the outside world. With 24/7 web cams streaming content live, and a bi-weekly television show, audiences will vote for — and have control over — many elements of the show, from rewards to punishments to eliminations. The last couple standing will be America’s favorite pair, and walk away with a cash prize.

Read more:
EW’s 2011 Upfronts Coverage
Sarah Michelle Gellar talks new show ‘The Ringer,’ and her ‘Buffy’ fans
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new CBS thriller pilot ‘Ringer‘: The producer spills details

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  • Devin

    Love it, one and all.

    • gazmo

      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz snort snort ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

      • noah

        Heart of Dixie sounds incredibly BAD – first, the storyline is somewhat of a ripoff of “Doc Hollywood” with Michael J Fox, and her allies are a football player, bad boy, and handsome lawyer – PLEASE, thats a little thick, even for the CW

  • mredith

    I’m leaning towards Heart of Dixie as the best of the three scripted ones! Really surprised I’m saying that. Not sure about Ringer; it will probably need a few episodes to get good.

    • Jamie

      I actually think The Secret Circle will be the best of the three scripted shows – not interested in Hart of Dixie.

  • HD

    I’m so on board with Ringer now! Bring it on.

    • Nick T

      Yes, it looks so good on film!

  • Nemo

    My Vote:

    1. Secret Circle
    2. Hart of Dixie
    3. Ringer

    Hart of Dixie looks like the old WB shows, which is promising. Ringer is too action drama like Nikita, and the CW hasn’t been able to do those types of shows justice.

    • Jamie

      Not technically true in my opinion. Friday nights have been excellent with the action dramas and Nikita was the third highest rated show on the network before Smallville ended. I think Ringer will do fine – Hart of Dixie looks meh to me.

  • Leigh

    All of these shows actually look really good, CW always in my opinion have good shows

  • wg

    Secret Circle doesn’t look as good as Vampire Diaries, but I’ll give it a shot. Pass on Ringer.

  • Gregory

    Ringer looks just amazing! Can’t wait to watch it!

  • Amy

    The Ringer looks great, though it seems a little old or something for the CW, but not complaining about that. Also, Hart of Dixie reminds me of my beloved Everwood. So I will definitely give those a shot.

    • Jamie

      The new president said they were going to gradually broaden the demographic of the CW, so I think that’s what they’re doing with the pickup of Ringer. Nikita also skews an older audience and the CW was surprised with how well it did, because of that fact. It still remained the network’s third highest rated show overall before Smallville ended. This network needs to branch out and start getting some serious, gritty shows. Their whole problem has been too narrow of a focus on the W18-34 demographic, which alienates about half of the viewing population, since more men actually watch television than women. This is a good sign.

  • Jamie

    Wow, Ringer actually looks good. I’ll definitely be checking out The Secret Circle and now I’ll be checking out Ringer as well. So glad SMG is finally back on television – I’ve been waiting so long for this. Looks like with a new president in charge, the CW might actually be going in the right direction. At least I hope so.

  • B

    Wait, Nestor Carbonell AND Ioan Gruffudd?? I was already going to watch Ringer because of SMG, but this assures it. Please tell me Ioan will get to use his own accent, rather than putting on an American one.

  • Ash

    CW needed to hit a homerun with this Upfront and fall 2011 lineup. Mission accomplished…grand-slam, in fact. Every one of those videos caught my interest. Can’t wait to see more.

  • Justin

    Why aren’t these videos working for me?

  • Bonnie

    Yeah, the videos aren’t working for me, either. Is the site down?

  • ZR

    i am going to watch the 3 new scripted shows. but still think they shoulg picked up another one. i would much rather watch the zombie and angel shows than the stupid wednesday reality shows.

    • ZR

      *should

  • Matt C.

    So glad to see Rachel Bilson and Sarah Michelle Gellar back on TV! I’ll definitely be checking out both series this fall.

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