Beauty And The Beast, Hart Of Dixie Renewed By The CW

The CW has renewed two additional current shows and picked up a brand new spin-off.

Freshman drama “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, will be back for a second season.

“Psssst! … We got a second season of #BATB!” Nina Lisandrello, who plays Tess on “BATB,” Tweeted on Friday.

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“I’d like to THANK the CRAZY #Beasties of #BatBNation for supporting our show & helping to make Season 2 a REALITY!!!” Austin Basis, who plays Vincent Keller’s best friend, J.T., wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Rachel Bilson’s “Hart of Dixie,” has also been renewed for its third season.

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The CW has also picked up “The Originals,” the spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries,” which the network introduced on Thursday night during “TVD.”

“As soon as we saw last night’s episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ we knew we wanted more of ‘The Originals’ – Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson have done a fantastic job with ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ which is as fast-paced and well-written as ever, and Julie has created an equally compelling world for ‘The Originals,’” Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW, said in a release on Friday. “We’re also very excited to bring back ‘Beauty And The Beast’ and ‘Hart of Dixie’ for next season – both series continue to be creatively strong and compelling, and their fans are incredibly passionate. I’m very happy to have all three series on the schedule for next season.”

The CW already renewed “The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural” and “Arrow.”

-- Jolie Lash

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