The CW's Beauty and the Beast to End After Four Seasons

Michael Schneider
Beauty and the Beast
The CW

Tale as old as time: Another fan favorite series is about to end its run.

This time it's The CW's Beauty and the Beast, which will exit after one final 13-episode season. That will bring the show's episodic tally to 70, after four seasons.

Production on the final season of Beauty and the Beast wraps next month. The show will return in midseason or summer 2016, with a premiere date to be announced later.

Loosely based in the 1980s CBS series, the revived Beauty and the Beast premiered in 2012. The show was never a ratings dynamo, but returned this past summer with a 13-episode order for season three. The show's season finale on Sept. 10 averaged 913,000 viewers after three days of DVR and VOD usage was included.

Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan star, along with Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello and Sendhil Ramamurthy.

Season 3 ended with a bit of a happy finale: Vincent and Cat got married on the top of her apartment, while baddie Liam (Jason Gedrick) had apparently been [spoiler alert] well, you know what ultimately happens to baddies.

CBS Television Studios is the studio; executive producers are Brad Kern, Bill Haber, Paul J. Witt & Tony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Frank Siracusa and John Weber.