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

The details for Beauty and the Beast Season 3 has now been announced. However the remaining episodes of Season 2 that start from June 10 will be all we see until 2015.

The CW Network's 2014 Upfronts - Mark Pedowitz
Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network at  the Upfront Presentation in New York ©2014 The CW Network, photo: Jeffrey R Staab

We knew that something was not quite what many fans had hoped but this is probably the best news they could have got considering the relatively poor showing of the ratings in the US. It looks like Beauty and the Beast‘s very strong fan base and strong set of overseas sales has saved the series!

The CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed this today to reporters. The decision, he said, to renew Beauty and the Beast (averaged only 1.2 million viewers) and axe the newer and higher rated The Tomorrow People (averaged 1.9 million) was partly that they actually tied for the target age range of 18-34.

Mark further told that Beauty and the Beast performed better in terms of international sales and social engagement. “We’ve always said we’re a very different style of broadcast network,” he said. “We have situations where shows like Beauty have created upside potential, it’s a fan favorite. It has a great international [interest]. Primarily, Tomorrow People was a great show — [it] just didn’t have the same level of social engagement or digital side that Beauty and the Beast gets.”

The CW Network have today confirmed their lineup of shows for the 2014/15 period. This is how the fall 2014 schedules look, starting in October…

Monday 8:00-9:00 pm The Originals (New Night)
9:00-10:00 pm Jane The Virgin (New Series)
Tuesday 8:00-9:00 pm The Flash (New Series)
9:00-10:00 pm Supernatural (Season 10)
Wednesday 8:00-9:00 pm Arrow (Season 3)
9:00-10:00 pm The 100 (Season 2)
Thursday 8:00-9:00 pm The Vampire Diaries (Season 6)
9:00-10:00 pm Reign (Season 2)
Friday 8:00-8:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30-9:00 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore)
9:00-10:00 pm America’s Next Top Model

 

Returning shows Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast won’t be back until 2015. The same applies to two other new CW’s dramas —iZombie and The Messengers.

Beauty and the Beast episode 217 can be seen on June 2, 2014 with the rest of season 2 episodes following.