Rachel Bilson, her short shorts and the Southern denizens of quirky BlueBell, Ala., will return to TV at 8 p.m. Dec. 15, a Monday, rather than the previously announced Jan. 9.
The premiere episode, "Kablang," is expected to explain the finale's unanswered questions: What new romantic scheme is Zoe up to now that Wade (Wilson Bethel) decided not to move to Atlanta? And did Lemon (Jaime King) return from the singles cruise with a new man after leaving George (
King also hailed the upcoming episodes as the "best season yet" on Twitter.
The small-town comedy will premiere ahead of the fall finale of the critically acclaimed but low-rated rookie "Jane the Virgin."
"Hart of Dixie" will then go on a brief hiatus and return to its regular 8 p.m. Friday slot on Jan. 9.
It's unclear if the fourth season will be the comedy's last.