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. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler
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