Wilson Bethel has admitted that Hart of Dixie could well be cancelled after Season 4, admitting the signs over the show’s future don’t look great despite The CW insisting that a decision has yet to be made, per Yahoo TV:
“There seemed to be indications that maybe potentially this could be the last season… Storywise, it started to kind of feel in that way. In terms of some of the hullaballoo around certain tweets that were sent, it was basically preparing for that possibility.”
That said, co-star Scott Porter is more optimistic about the prospects of Hart of Dixie continuing into a fifth season, saying:
“The reason we only shot 10 episodes is really because Rachel Bilson is going to have her first little baby, and there’s no Hart of Dixie without the Hart. We had an abbreviated season and this is not unusual for shows to do—if you look at Scandal just a couple of years ago—fewer episodes depending upon the schedule of when the baby is born. She really didn’t want to have to come back to work right away—she wants to be very hands-on and be able to be there those first couple of months after the baby’s born, so we just kind of shot what we could as quickly as we could and 10 episodes is what worked out for us.
We aren’t cancelled. We haven’t gotten a phone call from anybody at the network.
Watch this space as we continue to monitor Hart of Dixie‘s renew/cancel status.