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'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Chicago Fire' Given Full Seasons

By November 10, 2012

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Beauty and the BeastThe beast and the bravest will continue saving lives.

The CW and NBC have announced that freshmen dramas Beauty and the Beast and Chicago Fire have been given full season orders, bringing their episode order to 22. Neither series has been a major ratings success, but both have managed to hold on to their viewers week after week without any major hemorrhaging like so many new shows do in the first few weeks.

As the fall season comes to a close, I think it's safe to say that this has been one of the most successful fall seasons we've seen in many years -- not because the ratings have been spectacular, but due to the lack of cancellations. To date, only one new fall drama has been canceled (Made In Jersey) where usually at this point, several new dramas have been yanked from the schedule.

Of course, that's not to say that a couple of the struggling new dramas won't get their pink slips in the coming weeks, but it sure seems as though the networks are giving these shows more of a chance to build an audience before pulling the plug. Maybe this is a sign of good things to come...


November 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
(1) Kathy Dutcher says:

I liked Made in Jersey. I was sorry they did not give it more of a chance. It was a goodlead in to Blue Bloods. I am also glad they are keeping Chicago Fire and Beauty and the Beast. One thing I am wondering is what happened to the The Last Man Standing? The oldest daughter was replaced by someone who does not fill the shoes of the previous star nor is the show that funny any more! I think they have lost their way!

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