'Beauty and the Beast' gets full season

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Beauty and the Beast will roar into 2013.

The new supernatural crime drama starring Kristin Kreuk just received an additional nine episodes from The CW.

This marks the second freshman drama to get a full ride from the network this fall (the first, of course, is Arrow). So far, the show is averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-34, the network’s target demographic.

What about Emily Owens M.D.? No decision yet on Tuesday’s quirky doctor dramedy. We bet that Beauty would get a full season and not Emily Owens in the most recent edition of Death Watch. Going into CW’s fall, it felt like musical chairs with three shows (Emily, Arrow and Beauty) and two chairs since a shortened Gossip Girl was only airing until the end of the year and the network has Cult and Carrie Diaries waiting in the wings. But sources say that’s far from certain, since The CW’s seasons are pretty short and Cult could launch in late spring.

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