Watch Extended Previews of CW's 'The Secret Circle,' 'Ringer' (Video)

The pickups for the CW's newest dramas (The Secret Circle, Ringer, Hart of Dixie) weren't necessarily surprises. After all, the people behind them are already veterans in the TV business.

The Vampire Diaries boss Kevin Williamson told THR that The Secret Circle, also based on another L.J. Smith property, that he and Andrew Miller, who adapted the book to series, wanted the new project to be a "companion piece" to Diaries and not a "carbon copy."

Here is an extended, six-minute look at the new drama, launching behind Diaries:

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was a part of the WB/UPN family for several years on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, returns to the small screen with Ringer, originally developed for CBS consideration.

Check out a three-minute preview of the drama: