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[12/14/11 - 04:30 PM]
The CW to Air "The Secret Circle" Marathon December 29-January 4 as Build Up to Winter Premiere on January 5
All nine episodes to date will encore prior to new episodes resuming on Thursday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from The CW]

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Pilot" (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)

FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KEVIN WILLIAMSON ("THE VAMPIRE DIARIES") COMES A STORY ABOUT A SECRET CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WITH EXTRAORDINARY POWERS - Cassie Blake's (Britt Robertson, "Life Unexpected") world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane (Ashley Crow, "Heroes") in the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. While trying to adjust to her new life, Cassie is quickly befriended by Diana Meade (Shelley Hennig, "Days of Our Lives"), a sweet-natured classmate who offers to show her around and introduces her to mean-girl Faye (Phoebe Tonkin, "H2O: Just Add Water"), her sidekick Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy, "50/50," "Smallville") and Cassie's next door neighbor Nick (Louis Hunter, "Out of the Blue"). Things get complicated when she meets Adam (Thomas Dekker, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Diana's boyfriend, with whom she feels an instant and powerful connection. Upon meeting one of her mother's childhood friends, Dawn Chamberlain (Natasha Henstridge, "Species"), the school principal and Faye's mother, Cassie begins to wonder why her mother never spoke of her hometown. When strange and dangerous things begin to happen, Cassie's new friends are forced to tell her their secret - they are all witches and her arrival will complete the Circle. However, the Circle has not been drawn together again by chance - Diana's father, Charles Meade (Gale Harold, "Queer as Folk," "Desperate Housewives") has plans of his own for the group. Liz Friedlander directed the episode written by Andrew Miller (#101).

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Bound" (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)

CASSIE ATTEMPTS TO HAVE A LIFE WITHOUT WITCHCRAFT BUT DIANA HAS DIFFERENT PLANS - In an effort to distance herself from the Circle and establish a normal teenage life in Chance Harbor, Cassie (Britt Robertson) befriends Sally Matthews (guest star Logan Browning), a non-witch. Concerned their powers are getting out of control, Diana (Shelley Hennig) pushes everyone to bind the Circle, but Faye (Phoebe Jane Tonkin) is thrilled with the increase in her powers and refuses to participate, while Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) flirts with Nick (Louis Hunter) despite Faye's warnings. Meanwhile, Adam (Thomas Dekker) fights his growing feelings for Cassie, but circumstances continue to throw them together, forcing Cassie to make a decision. Gale Harold, Natasha Henstridge and Ashley Crow also star. Liz Friedlander directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Andrew Miller (#102).

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Loner" (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

ADAM IS JEALOUS WHEN CASSIE BRINGS A DATE TO THE SCHOOL DANCE - A cute jock named Luke (guest star Zachary Abel) asks Cassie (Britt Robertson) to the school dance, and after watching Adam (Thomas Dekker) spend time with Diana (Shelley Hennig) at the boathouse, she accepts his offer. Meanwhile, Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) sees the dance as an opportunity to get closer to Nick (Louis Hunter). Faye (Phoebe Jane Tonkin), on the other hand, has no plans to go and remains focused on finding a way to control her powers. Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) discovers someone from their past, an intense man named Zachary (guest star Dave Baez), is in town asking questions about the Cassie and the Circle, so she asks Charles (Gale Harold) to keep an eye on him. Colin Bucksey directed the episode written by Richard Hatem (#103).

MONDAY, JANUARY 2

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Heather" (TV-PG, LSV) (HDTV)

CASSIE RIGHTS A WRONG FROM HER MOTHER'S PAST - Cassie (Britt Robertson) looks up an old friend of her mother's named Heather Barnes (guest star Camille Sullivan) and discovers she has been in a catatonic state since the night of the fire 16 years ago. Feeling guilty that her mother and her Circle may have had something to do with Heather's current state, Cassie tells Diana (Shelley Hennig) that she wants to use magic to help Heather. Diana refuses to help, but Faye (Phoebe Jane Tonkin) is more than happy to conjure up a spell - for a price. Thomas Dekker, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Louis Hunter also star. Dave Barrett directed the episode written by David Ehrman (#104).

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Slither" (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

CASSIE IS TORN BETWEEN HER FAMILY AND THE CIRCLE - Torn between her loyalties to the Circle and her family, Cassie (Britt Robertson) wrestles with the secrets she must keep from her grandmother (Ashley Crow). Nick (Louis Hunter) is thrown for a loop when Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) adopts a new attitude and enlists his help to track down her family's Book of Shadows. Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) is also recruited but isn't happy about being the third wheel. Meanwhile, Diana (Shelley Hennig) is craving some alone time with Adam (Thomas Dekker) and arranges a date night so they can rekindle the spark in their relationship, but all six of them are brought together to fight off a dark force that threatens to destroy the Circle from within. Completely unaware of the new danger encroaching on their children, Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) joins Charles (Gale Harold) aboard his boat to further their plans for the Circle, but is surprised to find that Charles may have more than business on his mind. Liz Friedlander directed the episode written by Dana Baratta (#105).

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Wake" (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

FAYE PLOTS HER REVENGE WHEN AN EX-BOYFRIEND RETURNS TO CHANCE HARBOR - When Jake (guest star Chris Zylka), a mysterious young man, shows up in Chance Harbor, he learns a lot has changed since his last visit. For one, the girl he left behind, Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) has discovered she's a witch and has plans to get even with the handsome guy who broke her heart. To complicate things further, he sets his sights on the alluring Cassie (Britt Robertson), much to Adam (Thomas Dekker) and Faye's dismay. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Andrea Newman (#106).

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Masked" (TV-14, V) (HDTV)

CASSIE THROWS AN EPIC HALLOWEEN PARTY THAT TAKES A DANGEROUS TURN - Deciding the Circle needs to have a little fun, Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) convinces Cassie (Britt Robertson) to throw a big Halloween party. Intent on wooing Jake (guest star Chris Zylka) back, Faye goes all out on her Halloween costume. After a fight with Diana (Shelley Hennig), Adam (Thomas Dekker) turns to Cassie for advice. Meanwhile, some dangerous, uninvited guests set their sights on the Circle. Charles Beeson directed the episode written by Michelle Lovretta (#107).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Beneath" (TV-PG, DLV) (HDTV)

A ROAD TRIP FOR THE CIRCLE TAKES A HORRIBLE TURN - After not hearing from her grandmother (Ashley Crow) for a couple of days, Cassie (Britt Robertson) becomes concerned and wants to go look for her. Diana (Shelley Hennig) decides the entire Circle should go in case Jane is in trouble. She also invites Jake (guest star Chris Zylka) along, much to Adam's (Thomas Dekker) dismay. A storm turns the day trip into an overnight excursion, so Faye suggests a little game of Truth or Dare to liven up the evening. However, things take a horrible turn when Faye is forced to reckon with someone from her past. John Fawcett directed the episode written by Don Whitehead & Holly Henderson (#108).

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Balcoin" (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

FAYE STIRS UP TROUBLE FOR CASSIE AND JAKE - Cassie (Britt Robertson) and Jake (guest star Chris Zylka) look into her father's side of the family, hoping to discover more about her lineage and why she has powers separate from the Circle. Meanwhile, Adam (Thomas Dekker) becomes protective of Cassie when Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) reveals that Jake might be hiding something dangerous from them. At the same time, Adam's equally concerned when Melissa's (Jessica Parker Kennedy) cousin Holden (guest star Arlen Escarpeta) comes to town and catches Diana's (Shelley Hennig) eye. A power shift forms between Charles (Gale Harold) and Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) that threatens to destroy their plan. Brad Turner directed the episode written by Andrew Miller & Andrea Newman (#109).

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

"THE SECRET CIRCLE" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Darkness" (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

CASSIE REVEALS HER DEEPEST SECRET YET; STEFANIE KRAMER ("HUNTER") AND GREY DAMON ("FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS") GUEST STAR - Cassie (Britt Robertson) turns to Adam (Thomas Dekker) when she uncovers a secret about herself that she needs kept from the rest of the Circle, including Diana (Shelley Hennig). Meanwhile, Diana is thrilled when her grandmother Kate (guest star Stefanie Kramer, "Hunter") drops in for a visit, but Charles (Gale Harold) is suspicious of his mother's motives after Kate takes an unusual interest in Cassie. Meanwhile, Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) recruits a mysterious stranger named Lee (guest star Grey Damon, "Friday Night Lights") to help her with a spell that could change the balance of the Circle forever. Jessica Parker Kennedy and Natasha Henstridge also star. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by David Ehrman (#110).





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