A broadcast drama series will be wrapping it up after one more season. Announcing the end game for “Beauty and the Beast” was the CW, which said the show will air a fourth season and then shut down.
The series, which has never been a huge ratings performer, had its episode order cut from 22 to 13 for season three, which wrapped last month. Season four is currently winding down production and is due to air in 2016, with the exact dates not yet announced.
“Starring ‘Smallville’ alum Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan in the title roles, the supernatural-tinged take on the romantic fairy tale averaged 1.6 million viewers and a 0.6 demo rating during its freshman run (which had a buzzy ‘Vampire Diaries’ for a lead-in), but during Season 3 (where it self-started summertime Thursdays) it mustered just 880K and a 0.2,” TVLine notes.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, the series was loosely inspired by the CBS series of the same name that aired in the 1980s.