‘Hart of Dixie,’ ‘The Messengers’ Canceled by CW

Rachel Bilson, Wilson Bethel, Scott Porter drama concludes after four seasons; freshman supernatural drama will not return for season 2

Rachel Bilson-led drama “Hart of Dixie” has been canceled by The CW after a four-season run. On Thursday, the newtork also canceled freshman supernatural drama “The Messengers.”

Speculation on “Hart of Dixie’s” fate had been rampant for months, particularly since showrunners and cast members including Scott Porter tweeted (and then deleted) mysterious statements about the show’s future.

On the show, which has already concluded its fourth and final season, Bilson played a New York City doctor who travels to a small Alabama town after learning her birth father had left his practice to her. There she encountered the various colorful residents of Bluebell, including Porter’s Golden Boy lawyer George and Wilson Bethal’s bad boy Wade.

“The Messengers,” which follows a group of strangers who discover they are fallen angels tasked with preventing the onslaught of the apocalypse, is currently airing on The CW, but will not return for a second season.

Executive produced by Basil Iwanyk, “The Messengers” is written and co-executive produced by Eoghan O’Donnell (“Teen Wolf”) for CBS TV Studios.

Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Industry Entertainment’s Ava Jamshidi are also co-executive-producers.