Networks Give Full Seasons To Beauty And The Beast & Chicago Fire

It’s been a pretty successful season for new television shows – two more dramas have been given full season pickups by their respective networks – The CW’s “Beauty and The Beast” and NBC’s “Chicago Fire.”

The CW announced it was giving a full season to “Beauty and The Beast,” starring former “Smallville” star Kristin Kreuk and “Terra Nova’s” Jay Ryan on Friday.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Jay Tweeted, “BIG THANKS TO OUR VIEWERS!! WE LUV U!”

NBC confirmed its pickup of “Chicago Fire,” which stars former “House” actor Jesse Spencer and ex-“Vampire Diaries” hunk Taylor Kinney, on Thursday.

“We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast. We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule,” President of NBC Entertainment, Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “Executive producer Dick Wolf and all the producers have done an amazing job developing a high-stakes series with lots of great heroic characters whose exploits are depicted in Dick’s typically epic storytelling style. We are incredibly invested in this one and can’t wait to hear about their plans for the rest of the season.”

“Chicago Fire” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c. “Beauty and The Beast” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.

Other dramas previously picked up for full seasons include “Vegas” (CBS), “Elementary” (CBS), “Revolution” (NBC), “Arrow” (The CW).

-- Jolie Lash

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