The CW Orders a Full Season of Beauty and the Beast and No We're Not Joking

Well now I wouldn't be surprised if the sky turned to marshmallows and everyone sprouted a third arm. The CW has ordered a full season of Beauty and the Beast, the same series that garnered ZERO positive reviews on Metacritic and was called "an embarrassing low point for The CW" by our own CW-loving Price Peterson. Nevertheless, it gets 22 episodes! The Secret Circle remains canceled.

The show has benefitted from its pairing with The CW's top show The Vampire Diaries, and is averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the adult demo—the "okay" range for the network. But it's well behind The CW's new darling, Arrow, which is posting an average of about 3.5 million viewers.

I don't know what to think anymore. Can someone tell me what's going on? Is this that Mayan calendar end-of-the-world thing?

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Kristen must be bored, so I guess her and her new bo should be out soon it's been awhile. Gossip girl
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Hey can u believe she's having an affair with a boom guy, nothings wrong with that but he has issues, So Eric is his name I heard he got a sugar mama good for him her I don't know its probably a phase for her.
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Tim you should be more considerate of this show's fans before you trash it. If this show got renewed then obviously it was profitable for the network to do so. Neither you nor I nor anyone out knows what goes on behind the scenes. Suffice to say, a lot of low ratings shows also got surprise renewals on the other networks. Networks. know full well that, most younger audiences dont watch their shows on tv anymore. So how the ratings are gaged is starting to change. I happen to watch this show online, next day. So, why shouldn't my viewership count. I watch the commercials online, better yet I can't skip the commercials like you can on tv by using the dvr. Suffice to say, take a look at our twitter numbers, beasties are the most active than any other CW show, those are stats not made up. Just saying, if it didnt make money for the network, you know it wouldn't be around, avid fans or not
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lol this show is a joke... typical show for the females out there, kinda like Twilight.
so clichéd and shitty, just cancel it already.
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I happen to love this show and I don't trash other peoples shows. everyone has their pref.
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I feel sorry for you
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This is the best movie I've ever watched, I love it and I hope there will be a 3d season :)
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really!!! why???? i loved season 1 but season 2 not so much ; it feels as if the show has lost its track.... i was hoping for a wind up; maybe they can salvage the show........ hoping for the best
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I really love this show and the actors ... and i hope they will renew it for a third season
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i love this show. everything about it. surette you are not anywhere near in touch with your feminine side...
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Can I ask something ?? when will put the next episode??
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I really like this show and interested to know what they bring next season. But they have got to get back together!

I do miss Secret Circle that was an awesome show too!
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Ok Tim, your losing your touch, usually your so great at picking apart a show and giving us the good and the bad, but this is just hate, its a good show, its about the chemistry of the characters and i think it is great, i can understand people not liking it though, it's got an odd feel to it, but straight up hate is usually not you.
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I really like this show!
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Hm... I don't know what's wrong with the series, I've only started watching it, and I'm at Episode 9, and I find it quite okay! :O

If CW decides to make a second season, well, why not?
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if you don't like it don't watch it....it got a second season because people are watching it and will continue to watch it, and I will continue to watch it and roar for a great show which is well written and pulls you in all directions. The cast and crew are brilliant and the fans are the best of any fandom I have been with. Beastie will always be my family
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Some people are watching it, you're right but not that many. It premeired at 0.86 million and seven episodes later, it got even lower, climaxing at 0.74 with the half-season finale. Dipping even lower episodes prior at 0.68. The series has a lot to do in order to impress viewers again and see a season three.
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I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't thrilled with the first season, I was a hater like many of you. I think I only saw about 4 episodes. For some reason though I tuned in for the second season, and I gotta say, the show has gotten much better. It's more intriguing , and I am actually looking forward to seeing the next episode.
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I love this show it's great but everyone has there own preferences and tastes. I enjoyed the secret circle and wasn't happy with how they left it, it was a very open ending.
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Basically if you don't like it the don't watch it. and if you can't say anything mice then don't say anything at all unless it is constructive criticism. I love it and no amount of bad press from idiot reviewers are going to make me feel bad for watching it.
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this show ........ i want to love it, the cast is so good, it has so much potential but the writing is unbelievably dull, full of clichés, ridiculous and plain stupid
oh, and i am a sucker for the romance between Vincent and Kat :D
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Good news for the fans. I wanted to like it purely because of Kristen but by episode 15 I was getting bored. I feel like I've seen it before done way better, and for someone with no powers her fighting prowess is just silly.

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I love Beauty and the Beast keep it running forever if possible I just found it and I don't want it to be cancelled. It isn't even in Australia and I still found it and I am in love
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I noticed noone has given particular reasons why they don't like Beauty & The Beast. I'd be interested to know specifics. I like the show because the acting is good, the back story is intriguing, the love story is not the main focus and because the supporting characters are well-developed. I also like that the two cops are kick-ass women, and that the female lead doesn't need "rescuing" - in fact she seems to do a fair amount of rescuing the male lead. Obviously Jay Ryan in the lead is why Kiwi & Aussie women are glued to the screen.

And on another note, for all you lot who're moaning and whinging, maybe you could spare a thought for the 665,000,000 of us who DON'T live in America, but are none-the-less at the mercy of it's rigged ratings system and Hollywood "celebrity" culture. It's like being in high school, waiting for the cool kids to decide what's "In" and what's "Out" this season. If it was up to New Zealanders, Banshee, Beauty & The Beast, True Blood, Trauma, Rake, Off The Map, Arrow, Rogue, Packed To The Rafters, Alcatraz, The Amazing Race and Outrageous Fortune would all be on 24/7. All of the aforementioned shows have Kiwi actor leads, and even if there's only 4 million of us, we'll all be supporting any show that stars one of our own. One day the "Band Geeks" will recognise there's power in numbers and strip Hollywood of it's pseudo-power...
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I agree i actually like it. The storyline is actually really good and the way they are both connected.
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They canceled "Emily Owens M.D." but not this piece of crap?? Emily Owens is my new favorite show and it's done for. I couldn't even get through one episode of BatB!! Omg. CW is run by IDIOTS!!!!
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221 comments... They say there's no such thing as bad publicity...
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I have an idea. What if Tim and the community write up a second season of TSC as a little fun community project? You know you want to. You know you want more of the TSC and all of it's guilty pleasure.
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Ok....ok. Honest question: to the people who legitimately like the show (and NOT to the people just trolling the article and/or hurling ridiculous insults at Tim, because seriously....we get it, you think you're terribly clever, but really, GTFO): what about this show does it for you? Something about the story? The attractiveness of the leads (which....yeah, okay, I will give you that one)? What keeps you tuning in every week? WHAT AM I MISSING?! Anngel421 asked the same question a while ago, but nobody answered. So....what is awesome about this incarnation of Beauty and the Beast?
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Personally, I love this show for the cast, the story, and the couple. And the leading man is gorgeous, but that is just a bonus. Just because I like it, doesn't mean you have to. If you don't like it, then don't watch it. Simple.
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Critics are critics, all they do is critic. Sometimes not rightly so, take this show as an example. The show is good and has been steadily getting even better every week, so I'm glad they ordered a full season.
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Critique. Critics "critique". Not to be overly critical about it, but just an FYI.
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I am also happy about this news. I really like Beauty & the Beast. It has been steadily getting better since the first episode. Thanks, CW!
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i love this show im happy for the news
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Bad CW. Think about what you've done. You never deserved Veronica Mars. Or Reaper. Or TSC. All you've got going for you now it Supernatural, and lord knows that's likely to end in the next year or two.
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Yeah, they made stupid decisions in canceling VM and TSC but it's not just SPN that's holding the network still in place, they've also got Nikita, TVD and Arrow.
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My death pool weeps.
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I miss the TSC as much as anyone and mad about it's cancelling. I hated the pilot for Beauty & the Beast. But I have given it a 4 episode test. It has gotten better since the pilot folks. The story is faaaarrrrrrrrrr from the original version. Okay, the only thing the same as the original are the 2 main character names. But the show is a guilty pleasure kinda thing for me.
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So happy to read that! I am glad that TSC is still canceled and that this one stays on! I hope not only for one season and I hope it wouldn't get canceled but that it'll end properly. Looking forward to the next episode ...
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How could you say that you're glad about TSC's cancellation?!
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Sorry I was a fan of TSC at the beginning but it got very dull at the end. It's just my opinion. I really believe that BB is better for now we'll see for the future.
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You sound like anything but a tv writer. It's called ratings. Look it up! Anyone who does the minimal amount of research wouldn't be the least bit surprised.
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Exactly! Because it's not like he referenced the ratings in his arti---oh, wait.....
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i didn't like BatB in the beginning but it's starting to grow on me.... slowly, true, but growing. If they could only up the directing and writing a little bit it would be a pretty interesting show.
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Is BatB doing better than TSC was at this time? I didn't like TSC either, but I can't see BatB doing better without becoming a completely different show.
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I just hope that it gets awful ratings akin to Gossip Girl's current ratings that it'll be canceled at the end of the season.
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Yes. It's all over 12/21/12
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and these are the people who cancelled the secret circle.. yes.. ok..
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I swear to God, your pay is based on bashing shows & people.

BatB is everybit as good as anything else on CW, & we enjoy it just as much as Arrow.
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I like Arrow and I hate this show.
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Next time, don't assume that everyone watches this show. Say "I" instead of "We". Because I certainly don't watch it.
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'We' does not include me. Arrow's pretty good, this is the opposite.

Kristen Kreuk's still hot, but that just isn't enough.
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I second this opinion so, SO much.....it's great that YOU are enjoying the show, usedcat, but don't speak for the rest of us. Thanks.
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my wife and I love the show
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GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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What to say -once again it's proven, that tv show's are for the people - not for critics!
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Wow, just another daft article from Tim. Even though the show is not that great, it's garnered a following that's bringing in decent ratings and as long as that's happening, regardless of what "critics" think, as long as PEOPLE like the show, it'll stay on. Stop thinking that only critics have a greater importance on opinions. It's the other way around.
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You're absolutely right!!! The show is not that great.
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I'm going with the Mayan thing
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Like I said in other surprising contract decisions, next time the dead pool comes up I'm just going to go with the opposite of what SHOULD be cancelled.
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Damn it! I should've known better than to trust the CW with cancelling a terrible show. My dead pool was doing so well too.
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Let's talk about how TSC and TVD weren't that interesting in their first few episodes... Just sayin'.
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TVD was decent almost immediately (and better once they realized the diary voiceovers sucked). TSC was never good, but it was still better than this.
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And it had the potential to be as equally great as TVD, it was heading towards that direction by the end of the season.
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It had the potential, and I think it might've done better in the second year, but it hadn't made it to TVD's first year, and I think TSC's second half was worse than its first.

TSC could've been good, might've become good, but never was.
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Huh? The second episode of TVD is one of the best episodes to date, pilot was awesome too.. Show started off very strong
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lol...i couldn't watch TVD... gave up after a couple of episodes... so i guess it got better later on (it had to as it got so many seasons) but i still can't bring myself to watch it
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I'd say the Pilot for TVD sucked but it got better. :)
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bad CW, bad! let me find a newspaper to roll up...
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There goes my show cancellation bracket! :-( As a fan of the original Beauty And the Beast, this is even harder news to bear.
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"The CW Orders a Full Season of Beauty and the Beast" ...which shows just how in tune critics are with the world of television.
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It's not just the tv.com staff who have passed on B&TB, it's the majority of those who visit the site. The most "given up" show on the 4-Episode Test is B&TB.
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exactly. They're not in tune w/ the world of television. They act self important and find it surprising when things like this happen and they miss the actual important things like the show's community and the business side of it (such as ratings, etc) which clearly shows WHY it's still on the air.
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