'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").

  • Networkman

    @Pepper, I really like that schedule. That is exactly what should happen. The Following on FOX and Cult on CW both have great potential. Cult should be able to maintain a 1.0 and the CW would be really happy. Also if BatB is able to grow out of Hart with at least .7 it would be a win-win situation for the network. Towards the end of the season (April), I wouldn’t mind if L.A. Complex was tried on Friday @9pm after Nikita.

  • Ateofi

    This show gets full season? What about “arrow”? It’s much better show!

  • Brandy

    Ateofi,Arrow got a full season a couple weeks ago.

  • Kelly

    This is the CWS new best show. It’s way better than the Secret Circle and I have high hopes for renewal for a second season. It’s excellent, gotta love it and can’t wait for more!

  • Kelly

    I’m just scrolling through realizing that over 90% of all the comments here are filled with jealousy. The Secret Circle was canceled, the end. Stop with your insane comments on how bad this show is when I can guarantee that most of the people posting haven’t even seen an single episode of BATB or only watched the pilot. I’m not going to lie, the pilot of this show was mediocre but after the pilot, I was highly impressed. So you either watch it and shut up because you’ll enjoy it too much to hate it or you stop mentioning the secret circle. I’m SO sick of hearing TSC, TSC everywhere I look. It’s over and done with, okay?

  • martine

    I gave it another chance, and I have to say i liked it. So who knows. Maybe its going to do OK. I just can’t imagine a CW show being any good. But…its OK. Its not like any of their other shows are doing any better really.

  • martine

    @ Kelly I agree. The show really did improve. It was impossibly bad for the first four episodes. Then episode five it got on its track. i predict it will do just fine. the problem with most CW shows is that they have a good concept, but keep on dragging writing wise. Beaty and the Beast isn’t the best concept, but who cares. The writing is really getting good, and the acting is first rate.

  • Denise

    I am glad they are giving this show a chance. I do agree with Jared who said maybe they should’ve changed the title since it is not like the original series which seems to be offending the fans from the 80’s series. I like the new twist and I don’t know what people are watching when they say the lead characters don’t have chemistry! Seriously? They are great together and I’m in +50’s group. I am already hooked.My husband & I watch “Arrow” too and I like this show much better. Please don’t be premature to judge.

  • Bianca

    I miss Secret Circle, it was actually pretty good and I cant believe they ordered this and cancelled TSC.

  • Cheryl T

    Absolutely love this show (BatB). I wasn’t sure how I felt about it after the pilot, but every episode since has gotten stronger and is both well written and well acted. Amazing mid-season cliffhanger. Watch it when it returns in January and see for yourself. Plus the actors are amazing with their fans (tweeting with them during the live broadcasts, etc.). Was happily surprised at its development over the fall and hope it goes for a second season. It’s developing a great mythology.

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