After beating the odds for a couple of years with surprising renewals, the CW’s Beauty And The Beast will end its run with the upcoming 13-episode fourth season, which is wrapping production next month.
The supernatural procedural starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan scored a Season 4 pickup before its third season had premiered this past summer. Its final season may also get a summer run or could air in midseason, with both scenarios mulled by the CW brass.
Despite its soft linear ratings — Season 3 averaged a 0.2 in 18-49 Live+same day, down from Season 2 — Beauty And The Beast has done well online and has been a solid international seller for its studio, CW sibling CBS TV Studios. Plus, Beauty And The Beast, a remake of the 1987 series, had been a sentimental favorite of CW boss Mark Pedowitz as it was one of the very first concepts he pursued after taking the reins of the network in 2011.
Beauty And The Beast is executive produced by Brad Kern, Bill Haber, Paul J. Witt, Tony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Frank Siracusa and John Weber.