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Published On: Mon, Feb 16th, 2015

CW sets ‘Beauty and the Beast’ season 4, TNT cancels ‘Ground Floor’

Good and bad news lands across the televison world as fans of The Beauty and the Beast will rejoince knowing that The CW has approved a fourth season of the popular fantasy. Meanwhile, over at TNT, Ground Floor gets the axe and the show won’t get a season three.

Deadline notes that before season 3 begins it gets a renewal: “Beauty And The Beast has done well online and is a big international seller for its studio, CW sibling CBS TV Studios. Plus, Beauty And The Beast, a remake of the 1987 series, has 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.”

Jay Ryan Kristen Kreuk Beauty and the Beast bannerStar Austin Basis, while talking with Dispatch Radio when season 3 was announced, explained that the network examined the show beyond just traditional TV ratings.

With the Beast renewal, the CW has now picked up a whopping 9 dramas for next season, lowering its needs of picking up new scripted series for next season, notes Deadline.

TBS has made it official, confirming that it has opted not to renew the comedy series Ground Floor for a third season.

John C. McGinleyThe decision formally frees up the romantic comedy’s cast, including stars Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan.

Astin already had been fielding a slew of broadcast pilot offers and is in final negotiations to star in ABC’s NBA comedy.

The network as ended all of its returning original comedies over the past several months, including Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Ground Floor as well as transplant Cougar Town.

In the recent executive restructuring of the Turner networks, the company said that comedy-centered TBS will be getting a brand makeover with a focus on “bold sensibility and a network that’s more digital and more socially driven.”

Check out John C McGinley’s thoughts on the show, recorded ahead of season 2 – here

Listen to the most recent full BATB interview with Austin Basis HERE

The Beauty and the Beast will begin season 3 on May 21,2015.

Synopsis: As season three begins, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are able to focus on their love, finally free from Muirfield, manhunts and beasts. However, that love will be tested as new and more dangerous threats await. When they learn that innocent victims are being used to test the boundaries of the impossible, Cat and Vincent will uncover a deeper conspiracy, one which Vincent can fight only by turning to the beast he carries within. But unleashing the beast will risk Vincent’s life – along with his and Cat’s love – as they struggle to build a normal life together.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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