Beauty and the Beast, 217 - Austin Basis and Jay Ryan
Beauty and the Beast, 217 "Beast Is The New Black" - JT (Austin Basis) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) ©2014 The CW Network, photo by Ben Mark Holzberg

The CW announced that “on Monday, June 2, the romantic drama Beauty and the Beast returns with original episodes” but no press release confirmation of the series future.

We note that some websites around have said interpreted the announcement of the Beauty and the Beast returning as meaning a new series but as regular FilmReviewOnline readers will know we still have 6 or 7 episodes left of season 2. With The CW trying out other new series earlier this year the schedule meant something had to be postponed.

Beauty and the Beast had been getting not so good ratings so this was chosen to have it’s season interrupted. One thing that Beauty and the Beast has going for it is a very strong fan base. It also has a strong set of overseas sales!

We noted the strong fan base with the previous Beauty and the Beast series. There the series too did not stand out in the ratings but fan supported was very devoted and vocal. It looks like the series has been confirmed and will get that press release for a third season imminently.

The CW have released pictures of The Season 2 episode 17 which aires on June 7, 2014 at 9:00-10:00 pm ET.

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online