Today, The CW announced some of their midseason and spring premiere dates, but there was one show that was very clearly left off the list entirely: “Beauty and the Beast.” The series starring Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk was not mentioned at all during the announcement, and it is pretty darn easy to therefore guess that the show’s future is not exactly coming on this spring.
Is this a fair assessment? We think so, and mostly because of one key factor: The show did well in the summer this past year. We feel like executives for the network really are not interested in sticking the show on in the May sweeps, where you are going to have all sorts of competition from the likes of all of the major networks. Airing in the summer means that there are few other shows that are major threats to its ratings, and that is very much a good thing for its chances at long-term survival.
This is what we will tell you if you are a devoted Beastie: Waiting is a good thing for this show. If this was premiering in the spring, it would probably have a better chance of being renewed. However, in the summer it may have a very good shot. Also, add to this the fact that it is a CBS TV show, and The CW as a whole has shown a specific amount of loyalty to keeping these series on the air.
We’re going to have some further news related to “Beauty and the Beast” soon, so be on the lookout for those.
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