George Tucker is out of the loop! Die-hard Hart of Dixie fans are ready to park it in front of their TV sets on Friday, Mar. 27, for the show’s fourth (and rumored) series finale. But, is it really the end? Unfortunately, it looks like star Scott Porter doesn’t even know the answer.
“At this point, our sets are gone. No one has called us,” Porter, 35, told Us Weekly at the 23rd Annual A Night at Sardi’s benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association L.A. event on Mar. 18. “We’re still waiting, we’ll probably be waiting until May. But I wish that they would just go ahead and let us know.”
Earlier this month, fans of the long-running CW series were not pleased to hear that Bluebell, Alabama’s residents may be saying goodbye forever. At the time, creator Leila Gerstein hinted about the show’s fate via Twitter.
“The final three episodes of #HartofDixie begin tonight,” she tweeted on Mar. 13. “Buckle up, I think you will enjoy the ride. Xo.”
Porter also alluded that his Tucker days were over via Twitter. “Folks wondering why #HartOfDixie got canned? Simple numbers game folks,” he wrote, in a now deleted tweet. “Ratings still matter and dictate wins and losses. You have to WATCH.”
Hart of Dixie premiered in 2011, and also stars Wilson Bethel, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Tim Matheson, and Kaitlyn Black. In May 2014, Us broke news that leading lady Rachel Bilson was pregnant. The show’s fourth season was then cut back to just 10 episodes and the actress’ pregnancy was written into the script. (Bilson welcomed daughter Briar Rose with boyfriend Hayden Christensen this past October.)
Porter will soon be a welcoming his own little one. The Friday Night Lights alum announced in February that he and his wife Kelsey Mayfield are expecting a baby boy. Until then, he first hopes to say goodbye to Hart of Dixie fans the proper way.
“We just want to be able to say [thank you] to the fans for coming on this ride with us,” he told Us. “If it is the end of the show which, some of us in the camp — we believe it might be…” He added: “No matter when we get the word that we’re officially cancelled, which we [don’t know] yet, we just want to thank everybody for coming along with us.”