Beauty & the Beast (2012 TV series)
|Beauty & the Beast|
|Also known as||Beauty and the Beast|
|Based on||Beauty and the Beast
Created by Ron Koslow
|Theme music composer||Mark Isham|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||44 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||40–42 minutes|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original channel||The CW|
|Original run||October 11, 2012– present|
|Related shows||Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Beauty & the Beast is an American television series very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name. The show, starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, premiered October 11, 2012 on The CW. It was renewed for a third season to air during the 2014–15 television season.
Catherine Chandler, a detective, witnesses her mother being shot the same night she is saved from her mother's murderers by a supposed beast. Nine years later, a case leads her to discover that Vincent Keller, an ex-soldier believed to have been killed in action during military service, is actually alive. As Catherine gets to know him, she starts finding out more about her mother's murder and about who (and what) Vincent really is. At the same time, they get to know one another and eventually fall in love.
Cast and characters
- Kristin Kreuk as Catherine 'Cat' Chandler: As a teenager, she witnessed her mother's murder and was saved by a mysterious creature (Vincent). After her mother's death, Catherine set aside her ambition to become a lawyer and sought a career as a homicide detective with the NYPD.
- Jay Ryan as Vincent Keller: A former doctor who enlisted after his two brothers died in the September 11 attacks; while in Afghanistan, he was part of an experimental unit of soldiers who were subjects in a supersoldier program that was terminated. He is the only known survivor following the termination of members of his unit with extreme prejudice. Vincent's DNA was mutated and he developed the ability to transform into a creature very human-like in appearance but with a beastly mind; he turns into the creature whenever he is distressed. He checked in on Catherine once a year after her mother's murder, and went on to protect her in his beastly form many times, often inadvertently leaving behind DNA evidence. Though at first he lives in the shadows by faking his death to protect his secret, near mid season 2 he returns to the public eye after prodding by both Catherine and Tori, and gaining media attention by being declared a war hero.
- Austin Basis as J.T. Forbes: Vincent's childhood friend and a professor at a university in New York. He hid Vincent from the men who have been hunting him for a decade.
- Nina Lisandrello as Tess Vargas: Catherine's partner and closest friend who eventually discovers and reluctantly agrees to keep Vincent's secret. She had an affair with her boss, Joe Bishop, yet later begins a relationship with J.T.
- Sendhil Ramamurthy as Gabriel Lowen (season 1, episode 15–present): An assistant district attorney who suspects that Catherine is hiding something. Catherine later discovers that he was experimented on by Muirfield as a child and possesses a much more violent and uncontrollable bestial nature than Vincent. By Season 2, his beast side has been killed and he has replaced Joe Bishop as the head of Catherine and Tess's precinct and over time falls in love with Catherine.
- Brian White as Joe Bishop (season 1): Catherine and Tess's former commanding officer. He cheated on his wife with Tess. He is eventually fired for his vendetta against his brother's killer, which distracted him from his job. Originally credited in a guest role, the character was promoted to series regular by the second episode. In the series' second season premiere it was announced that the character of Joe Bishop lost his job as commanding officer, and actor Brian White's name was removed from the show's opening credits.
- Max Brown as Dr. Evan Marks (season 1, episodes 1–18): Police morgue medical examiner who worked with Catherine and had a flirtatious relationship with her. Evan worked with Muirfield to capture Vincent.
- Amber Skye Noyes as Tori Windsor (guest, season 2, episodes 6-8; regular, season 2, episodes 9-12): The late socialite daughter of a Muirfield-enhanced business magnate, one of Vincent's assassination targets. She was unaware of her father's Beast nature until she saw him transform while he fought with Vincent, and Vincent rescued her when her father attacked her. To her surprise she later began to display Beast abilities herself, and quickly formed an intimate bond with Vincent based on their shared nature. She died apologizing and blessing Vincent's love for Catherine.
- Nicole Gale Anderson as Heather Chandler (recurring, seasons 1-2; regular, season 3): Catherine's younger sister and former roommate. When she first met Vincent she immediately hated him, but near the end of Season 2 Catherine admits, with Vincent's blessing, their secret and at first Heather is angered and horrified by her sisters lover, she has a change of heart when Vincent risks his life to save hers.
- Rob Stewart as Thomas Chandler: Catherine and Heather's father. In season 1, Thomas married Brooke, a woman many years his junior. In the first season finale he was murdered after being pushed into oncoming traffic by a disguised Muirfield agent, and it was discovered that he was not Catherine's biological father.
- Rachel Skarsten as Brooke Chandler: Thomas' widow and Catherine and Heather's step-mother.
- Bridget Regan as Alex Salter: Former fiancée of Vincent Keller. She grew up in New York City with Vincent and J.T., worked as nurse in the same hospital Vincent worked in as a doctor, and eventually dated him for six years. Despite their engagement, Vincent cut off contact with her when he became a supersoldier in an effort to protect her, but Alex recognized him when he sneaked into the hospital to visit a wounded Catherine. Alex tried to rekindle their relationship, but struggled with Vincent's condition and realized that he has feelings for Catherine. With Catherine's help, Alex went into hiding from Muirfield.
- Christian Keyes as Darius Bishop: Joe Bishop's younger brother. He briefly dated Heather. He was accidentally killed by Vincent; his death caused Joe to launch a manhunt against Vincent.
- Edi Gathegi as Kyle: The man from Muirfield with whom Evan was secretly working.
- Shantel VanSanten as Tyler: Gabriel's late girlfriend who also helped him deal with his beastly side. She had a deep hatred of Muirfield due to both Gabe's suffering as well as her own unrevealed past with the organization, and was willing to do anything to undo her boyfriend's condition.
- Ted Whittall as Bob Reynolds: An FBI agent running a personal black operation to eliminate Muirfield and the numerous Beasts it produced. At the end of Season 1 he and his team kidnap Vincent, wiping his memory and using him as an assassin to hunt down other Beasts. He is also Catherine's biological father.
- Elisabeth Röhm as Dana Landon: Another FBI Agent tracking a series of thefts and murders stretching back into the 1800s, all dealing a specific jewel, one linked to the murder of her husband Sam. Unknown to Landon, the jewel is directly tied to the history of Beasts, leading her further into the mystery surrounding Vincent.
The CW, officially began developing the series in September 2011. The project was described as "a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist," unlike the original series which was a romantic drama with mystery and suspense elements. The show is the first project that new president Mark Pedowitz developed when he joined the network.
The network ordered a pilot of the series in January 2012. The pilot of the show was filmed in Toronto, Canada from March 22 to April 2, 2012. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, and was scheduled to premiere during the 2012–13 television season. Filming of the first season continued in Toronto from July 27 and episode 13 was completed on December 21, 2012.
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Casting announcements began in February 2012, when Kristin Kreuk was first cast in the lead role of Catherine Chandler. Austin Basis was then cast in the role of J.T. Forbes, Vincent's best friend. Nina Lisandrello and Nicole Gale Anderson were then added to the cast, with Lisandrello landing the role of Tess Vargas, Catherine's partner and best friend. Anderson signed on to the recurring role of Heather Chandler, Catherine's younger sister. Jay Ryan joined the series in the second lead role, Vincent Keller (the character was originally called Vincent Koslow, though in the original series, Vincent had no last name). Max Brown signed on for the role of Dr. Evan Marks, a medical examiner who has feelings for Catherine. Brian White was the last actor to sign onto the series. White joined in the role of Joe Bishop, Catherine and Tess' commanding officer at the NYPD, who becomes romantically involved with Tess. White's character of Joe Bishop was not included in the second season of the series; the story line was that Bishop lost his job because he focused too much attention on finding the killer of his brother instead of performing his duties.
The series was given a 34 out of 100 score on Metacritic, indicating "generally unfavorable" reviews from 19 critics. Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly gave the pilot of Beauty & the Beast a C- grade, stating that it lacks the same charm that the 1980s drama had, and that 'The Beast' is more of a Hulk rather than an actual beast. David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle called the series an "overheated, badly written, wretchedly acted and unconvincing drama, which makes mincemeat out of the traditional beauty and the beast fairy tale." Mary McNamara of Los Angeles Times also made similar observations but praised Nina Lisandrello who still remains as the only cast member in the show to ever receive a positive review. About Lisandrello, McNamara wrote "the only point of light is provided by Catherine's partner, Tess, who, as played with great common-sense appeal by Nina Lisandrello, clearly deserves to be on a better show." More mixed but slightly favorable reviews were provided by David Hinckley of the New York Daily News, who said the series was "such a natural it's downright devilish" and Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times, who stated the "girl-power themes will probably play well to the network's core audience."
Awards and accolades
|2012||Nominated||E! Golden Remote Award||New Fall Show You're Most Excited For||Beauty & the Beast|
|2013||Won||People's Choice Award||Favorite New TV Drama||Beauty & the Beast|
|Nominated||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Beauty & the Beast|
|Nominated||Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Kristin Kreuk|
|Nominated||Saturn Award||Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television||Beauty & the Beast|
|2014||Won||People's Choice Award||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show||Beauty & the Beast|
|Won||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress||Kristin Kreuk|
|Nominated||ASC Award||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic Television Series||David Greene ("Tough Love")|
|Nominated||Leo Award||Best Direction in a Dramatic Series||Steven A. Adelson ("Any Means Possible")|
|Pending||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Kristin Kreuk|
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||No. of
|1||Thursday 9 p.m.||22||October 11, 2012||2.78||May 16, 2013||1.26||2012–2013||#138||1.78|
|2||Monday 9 p.m.||22||October 7, 2013||0.86||July 7, 2014||0.76||2013–2014||#171||1.24|
The show is currently being broadcast on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central following Hart of Dixie. During its first season, the show was broadcast on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central following The Vampire Diaries. For those living in the United States, the show can be streamed on The CW's website; for those in Canada, the show can be streamed on Showcase's website. On May 8, 2014 TVGN announced it would air a "Mid-Season Catch-Up Marathon" of its second season. The first four episodes were broadcast back to back on May 11, 2014 from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, ET/PT. This is going to be the first syndication style broadcast of the show in the USA.
|United States||The CW||October 11, 2012||Season 1:Thursday 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT
Season 2:Monday 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT
|Canada||Showcase||Season 1 : October 11, 2012
Season 2 : October 6, 2013
|Season 1:Thursday 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT
Season 2:Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT
|Quebec Canada||Ztélé||Season 1 : February 10, 2014||Monday 10:00 p.m.|
|Philippines||ETC||October 16, 2012||Tuesday 9:00 p.m.|
|Portugal||TVCine e Séries||October 29, 2012||Monday 9.00 p.m. GMT|
|Sweden||Sjuan||November 1, 2012||Thursday 10.00 p.m.|
|Brazil||Universal Channel (Brazil)||November 12, 2012||Monday 10.00 p.m.|
|Argentina||Universal Channel (Latin America)||November 14, 2012||Monday 10 p.m.|
|Turkey||Fox Life||November 30, 2012||Friday 8:15 p.m.|
|Bulgaria||Fox||December 6, 2012||Thursday 9.50 p.m.|
|Israel||yes||January 10, 2013||Monday 10.45 p.m.|
|Greece||FOX||Season 1: January 15, 2013
Season 2: March 7, 2014
|Tuesday 9.30 p.m.
Friday 10.20 p.m.
|United Kingdom||Watch||January 16, 2013||Wednesday 9.00 p.m. GMT|
|New Zealand||Prime||January 18, 2013||Season 1: Friday 9:30 p.m.|
|Norway||TV 2 Bliss||February 24, 2013||Sunday 9:50 p.m.|
|Netherlands||NET 5||February 27, 2013||Season 1: Wednesday 8:30 p.m.|
|South Africa||M-Net||March 30, 2013||Saturday 7:30 p.m.|
|India||Big CBS Love||May 25, 2013||Monday through Thursday 10:00 p.m.|
|Australia||Network Ten||May 22, 2013||Season 1 episodes 1-3: Wednesday 9.30 p.m.|
|Eleven||June 18, 2013||Season 1 episodes 4-7: Tuesday 8:30 p.m.|
|July 29, 2013||Season 1 episodes 8-21: Monday 9:30 p.m.|
|October 7, 2013||Season 1 episode 22: Monday 10:30 p.m.|
|Fox8||August 12, 2014||Season 1: Tuesdays|
|Italy||Rai Due||May 29, 2013||Wednesday 9:00 p.m.|
|Hungary||Super TV2||June 2, 2013||Sunday 6:30 p.m.|
|Poland||AXN Spin HD||June 24, 2013||Monday 9:00 p.m.|
|France||W9||December 22, 2013||Sunday 8:45 p.m.|
|Germany||kabel eins||February 7, 2014||Season 1 episode 1-16: Friday 9:15 p.m. / 10:15 p.m.|
|April 3, 2014||Season 1 episode 17-22: Saturday 12:10 a.m.|
|Name||Release dates||Ep #||Additional information|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|The Complete First Season||October 1, 2013||March 10, 2014||January 7, 2014 (Brazil)
April 23, 2014 (Australia)
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