The CW picked up a full season of its freshman hit drama Beauty & the Beast, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

Beauty & the Beast stars Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Chuck) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) as Vincent,Max Brown (The Tudors, Spooks) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (Nurse Jackie) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (Make It or Break It) as Heather, Austin Basis (Life UneXpected) as J.T., and Brian J. White (The Shield, The Cabin in the Woods) as Joe.

Last night's Beauty & the Beast was up 9% in total viewers versus last week, and also grew in all key adult demos week to week. Season to date, Beauty & the Beast is averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among women 18-34, and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-34, in most current Nielsen data.

Beauty & the Beast is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films with executive producers Sherri Cooper ("Brothers and Sisters") & Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace, Felicity), Brian Wayne Peterson (Smallville) & Kelly Souders (Smallville), Gary Fleder (Life UneXpected, October Road), Bill Haber (Rizzoli & Isles, Thurgood), Paul J. Witt (A Better Life) & Tony Thomas (A Better Life), Ron Koslow (Moonlight), Frank Siracusa (The Yard) and John Weber (The Borgias).