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CW to End ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The fourth season of Beauty and the Beast, which is wrapping up production next month, will be the final one for The CW romantic drama.

Beauty and the Beast features procedural elements, pairing a female detective with the NYPD and a male doctor with a monstrous streak that he fights to keep hidden. The 13-episode fourth season is expected to air in midseason or summer 2016. An exact premiere date and time will be announced at a later time, according to a CW insider.

Beauty’s third season finale weighed in at a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49 last month.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.