'Hart of Dixie' & 'Beauty and the Beast' Renewed by The CW, + 'The Originals' Ordered to Series

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April 26th, 2013

Heart of Darkness

The CW just announced renewals for Beauty and the Beast (second season) and  Hart of Dixie (third season). Vampire Diaries spinoff  The Originals has also been ordered to series.

  • Kem

    Just renew The Carrie Diaries for the love of God!

  • alexjones

    sorry kem, that show is done.

  • Mya

    8pm Oxygen
    9pm Supernatural

    8pm Hart Of Dixie
    9pm The Selection

    8pm Arrow
    9pm Tomorrow People

    8pm The Vampire Diaries
    9pm The Originals

    8pm Beauty & The Beast
    9pm America’s Next Top Model/Nikita (13 episodes)

    Midseason:The 100

  • Immaculate

    “ABC Family is the network the CW wished it could be (at least under Ostroff). They can afford to have standards.”

    What standards do you speak of? Quality or moral? I will leave the latter alone because almost all shows nowadays don’t have moral standards that live up the my conservative expectations, including BatB, where the only married person is so unhappy he’s having an affair. As for quality standards, shows that are limited by money will have a more difficult time living up to whatever that measure is. Those who have proved themselves with better ability, acting, writing, directing, etc. will cost more. This is naturally how it is in every industry. What people call an “almost” network, the CW, will therefore not be able to garner top level talent in most cases. They have to hope that they hire really good people who don’t have a whole lot of experience, and therefore don’t cost as much, but do have quite a bit of talent. JMHO.

  • Holly


    This may be surprising on a website titled TV by the NUMBERS, but we were talking about ratings.

  • CancelationBeaver

    My schedule:

    8:00 – Oxygen (13-22 episodes)
    9:00 – Beauty and the Beast (22 episodes)

    8:00 – Hart of Dixie (22 episodes)
    9:00 – The Tomorrow People (13-22 episodes)

    8:00 – Arrow (23 episodes)
    9:00 – Supernatural (23 episodes)

    8:00 – The Vampire Diaries (23 episodes)
    9:00 – The Originals (13-22 episodes)

    8:00 – Nikita (22 episodes)
    9:00 – America’s Next Top Model

    Mid-season: Reign and The Selection.

  • Rachel Keller


  • Immaculate

    “This may be surprising on a website titled TV by the NUMBERS, but we were talking about ratings.”

    I know you’re trying to be facetious, which is strange since the comments on this site cover a whole lot of different things from general denigration to evidenced analysis, and not just ratings, and I’m sure you have that knowledge seeing that you’ve posted here quite frequently. So, excuse me for asking first what you meant, and then proceeding to make two assumptions on what you might have been referring to, and then explaining my position on them. Regardless, every network has standards in however the term is applied, so it appears to me that your usage of the term in its particular context was idiomatically a pot shot at CW, as if to say they don’t have any. It would have been more appropriate and less condescending to say they have lower ones, and why they do is most likely due to how I explained it.

  • Rachel

    The CW is gonna fail with the schedule next year. I feel like they need to split up Supernatural and Arrow. Before you say that’s a bad idea, Supernatural was pulling 0.8’s on a Friday night with no lead-in. It doesn’t need much help. Arrow should be used to launch The Tommorow People. They are from the same executive producers. Like TVD and T.O. it’s a package deal. A new show like The 100 or Oxygen should be paired with Supernatural.

  • thesnowleopard


    I’m with Holly. It was pretty clear you were trying to make it a discussion about your version of quality and “morality,” whereas there was no indication the poster you replied to was talking about anything but ratings.

    As for your claim that only money can make for quality, I disagree. It helps, but there have been plenty of low-brow/high-budget turkeys, like “Terra Nova,” and some have even survived, like “American Idol” (which appears to be surprisingly expensive for a reality show, when you consider all the talent they hire to judge). And there have also been low-budget shows that were highly acclaimed. In fact, some of the most famous shows in history, like “All in the Family,” were cheaply produced on static studio sets. And that’s *not* violating the Gunsmoke Rule because there are successful shows that do that kind of budget-juggling even today.

  • thesnowleopard

    The failure of Nikita on Fridays and every show after TVD on Thursdays demonstrates that pairing a successful show with a new show, especially if the new show leads in to the successful show, is not a guarantee of success. That is why they are better off keeping the Arrow/Supernatural pairing, putting The Originals after TVD on Thursday nights, and focusing on repairing the rest of their M-TH lineup.

  • thesnowleopard

    Sorry, I meant “after TVD since Supernatural on Thursdays.” The main reasons for moving SPN off Thursdays were because the network wanted to showcase a new series instead of an older one with not a lot of years left in that slot after its biggest hit, and probably because the network wanted to kill SPN off. SPN actually did better than any of its successors in that slot, however.

  • SarahNichole


    “You can’t really compare BATB with TSC.”

    I didn’t. RSH did. I was just pointing out that his claim that it would drop after the last hiatus like TSC did was, so far, wrong – just like all of his other claims.

  • Immaculate


    I think you’re being disingenuous. Saying one network wishes it could be the other and then rebuking it for not having standards is not simply a ratings based comment no matter how you may try to rationalize it. And it’s clear from my initial explanation that I did not say money is necessary for quality, only that those who have more of it have a better chance of hiring those who have proved themselves of it. In fact, I clearly provided such an explanation to anyone who felt like reading what I wrote instead of unnecessarily jumping on it because they have a problem with the show or even me.

  • DW

    apparently 46 % of BATB audience watches it during the 7 days after its on , my sense is 9 on Fridays next season

  • Alan

    TCD :(

  • Ryan

    LMAO at Nikita not being included :D

  • Joseph

    Look for “Nikita” to be moved away from Friday nights this Fall since I expect the CW’s Friday lineup will be a combination of reality and reruns.

    But given Warner Brothers’ co-ownership of The CW, there is one thing they can do on Fridays to attract one demographic who is home in large numbers on Friday nights: Children, via Warners animated product.

    And the CW could do that by running a new animation block from 8 to 9 P.M. ET/PT, or perhaps by showing classic “Looney Tunes” cartoons during that hour.

  • Brandy

    @Joseph, dont be absurd.Nikita has been on fri for two seasons, is very low rated and will not move while it has its final season ti get to syndication.CW is suppossed to program 10 original hours a week and I believe theyll learn from this season to have enough shows to cover 10 hours without an extra hour of repeats.Yes, Top Model will probably be on fri again but either air all in summer ,finishing before Oct.or all in fall finsihing before winter holiday hiatus,it would suprise me if they did with Top Midel next season what they did this season:half in summer,half in fall BATB is likley to move to fri and either timeslot share with Nikita when Nikita finishes if it gets a short final season or be on after Nikita and something else take Nikitas place at midseason if it gets a shortened season.Deadline says CD is likley to be renewed so it wouldnt suprise,me Nikita,CD,BatB all were on Fri at different times,different times of the season.

  • Brandy

    @,Joseph, also, the lower reatings exoectations for fri is a big part of why Nikitas still on air too.Further, Nikitas not in the same siuation as SPN when SPN got moved off fri.SPN ,despite being on fri,still manged to be the secind to third highest rated show, Nikita is and has been one of cws lowest rated.If Nikita were to be moved off fri, where would it go that wouldnt kill it?Mon has The Voice,Tues has NCIS,The Voice, Wed has Idol,Modern Famsiy and Thurs has BBT,Idol,Scanal,Greys.

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