The CW has officially picked up freshman drama “Beauty and the Beast” and fan favorite “Hart of Dixie” to return to the network for the 2013-2014 season. They’ll join the already announced “Supernatural,” “Vampire Diaries,” and “Arrow,” as well as brand new “Vampire Diaries” spin-off “The Originals.”
In a statement, CW President Mark Pedowitz said the network is “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.”
This will be the second season of “Beauty” and the third season of “Hart,” both of which have proven to be strong digital performers for The CW. With lucrative online streaming deals in place, it was expected that The CW would pick up both series.
As for “Nikita,” a cult hit that is perpetually on the bubble, and “The Carrie Diaries,” a wildly underrated “Sex and the City” prequel… don’t freak out! The CW says that there are still plenty of decisions left to be made before their fall schedule is announced on May 16.