'Beauty and the Beast' Gets a Full Season Order from The CW

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November 9th, 2012

Beauty and the Beast just got a back nine order from the CW, making it the second of three freshmen series to get a full season from the network (Arrow was the first). Will this finally take Emily Owens MD off life support?

here's the official release:



 November 9, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW picked up a full season of its freshman hit drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Chuck”) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent, Max Brown (“The Tudors,” “MI-5”) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (“Nurse Jackie”) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) as Heather, Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) as J.T., and Brian White (“The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as Joe.

Last night’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was up 9% in total viewers versus last week, and also grew in all key adult demos week to week. Season to date, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among women 18-34, and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-34, in most current Nielsen data.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films with executive producers Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”) & Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Brian Peterson (“Smallville”) & Kelly Souders (“Smallville”), Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected,” “October Road”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”),  Frank Siracusa (“The Yard”) and John Weber ("Borgias").

  • RyanCanada

    Love this show!!!

  • Max

    So, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has now received a full season order.

    We are looking at a very similar situation as THE SECRET CIRCLE and RINGER. The show will air for the whole season and then a big question mark as to whether the CW renews it.

  • robin

    secret circle 2.0

  • Jamie

    The CW are so limited this season. They either give Owens a back-order or have a repeat hour. Neither is a good option.

  • John A

    No Surprise. This year Secret Circle.

  • iMember

    This was obvious, considering the CW is limited in new shows they can use to replace the slowly dying new ones.

    Emily Owens will be canned early.

    Beauty and the Beast will be moved to Tuesdays and then it’ll be cancelled at the end of the season. True story.

  • Edward


  • John A

    No Surprise. This year Secret Circle. A flop that will be canned in may.

  • iMember

    Ugh, I miss The Secret Circle. It would have been better to keep that than air this. Ratings aside, I’m still shocked CW picked this show up to be honest.

  • Spence

    They should cancel Emily Owens, move Beauty and the Beast to Tuesdays in it’s spot and put Cult after TVD.

  • Love Me for Me

    It’s doing worse than “The Secret Circle”.

  • John A

    No Surprise. This year Secret Circle. A flop that will be canned in may. Im expecting 1 bitter flop circle fan will be mad lol.

  • John A

    Sorry for all posts.

  • Rex

    LMAO. BEAUTY AND THE FLOP is already doing worse than THE SECRET CIRCLE. It will fall below a 0.5 by December.

  • Michael

    I’m not a Beauty and The Beast fan, but just because retentionistas aren’t content with the show’s ratings, doesn’t mean Mark Pedowitz isn’t happy with the show’s success.

  • POI

    Now cancel Emily Owens, move B&B to Tuesdays instead of Emily Owens, and give Cult the slot after TVD this way you will have a full schedule and Cult can have a chance to be a hit, and we will see if B&B will go way down or stay the same and even increase if that’s the case renew it if not cancel it although im starting to kinda like the show.

  • Jared

    I wanted to hate this show but the last couple episodes have been pretty good. Sure it’s not a huge hit but it does warrant a full season order. This show has really surprised me being that the pilot was pretty awful. I do wish the CW would have changed the title because I do think it limits potential viewers who think it might be a series that it’s not.

  • Love Me for Me

    It’s funny how “Nikita” (who have NOTHING in common with TVD.) did better than “The Secret Circle” & “Beauty & The Beast”. (Both Sci-Fi/Fantasy Shows.)

  • Brandy


    The whole premise limits the series.Lmao!!!

  • John A

    Nah TSC and Nikita were more or less the same after TVD. Nikita never got a 0.5 like TSC did but did pull 0.6 by the end of season 1

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