LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 30: Actors Jay Ryan (L) and Kristin Kreuk speak at the 'Beauty And The Beast' discussion panel during the CW portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
As the Big 4 broadcast networks continue to take a stab at year-round programming, the CW is throwing its hat in the ring.

Beauty & the Beast” will finish out its second season beginning Monday, June 2 at 9pm, leading out of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” according to The Futon Critic.

“Whose Line” will air new episodes at 8pm, along with encores at 8:30. The following night, a docuseries titled “Famous in 12,” chronicling a family being coached by TMZ as they attempt to find fame in 12 weeks, will premiere.

Echoing CW President Mark Pedowitz’s statements about pushing into half-hour comedy, the network will premiere a comedy block on Monday, July 14.

At 8:30, “Backpackers,” based on a digital series from the network’s CW Seed, will bow, along with “Seed” at 9:30.

“Backpackers” follows two brothers on a trip after one of them gets dumped, while “Seed” centers on Harry, a single bartender who meets his biological son conceived through sperm donation.

The CW is also looking for magic with “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” beginning on Wednesday, July 30, while a Dean Cain-hosted magic series “Masters of Illusion” will kick off on Friday, August 1.

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