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CW Asks 'Beauty and the Beast' To Be Their Guest, Orders a Full Season

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Nov 09, 2012 | 10:03am EST

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What do you get when you combine the CW, tales as old as time, melodrama, supernatural elements, a hot guy, and a pretty, pretty leading lady: a new hit show! And the network clearly knows it because Hollywood.com has learned that Beauty and the Beast has just earned a full season order. It appears Thursdays on the CW are going to continue to be a deliciously dark place.

While the new series hasn’t been posting numbers on a Vampire Diaries level, despite the four-year-old show acting as its Thursday night lead-in, Beauty and the Beast has been showing growth in its ratings, gaining a small, but respectable lead on its season average of 2.4 million viewers an episode. Not too shabby.

The series spins the classic Beauty and the Beast fairytale into a modern day noir of sorts, turning Belle into a beat cop played by Kristen Kreuk, who happens upon the man/beast (Jay Ryan) who saved her life years ago on the night her mother was killed. Its mix of intrigue, romance, and danger makes it a natural companion for the hit show Vampire Diaries.

Beauty and the Beast airs Thursdays at 9 PM ET on the CW.

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[Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/ CW]

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