Beauty and the Beast (2012 TV series)
|Beauty and the Beast|
|Developed by||Sherri Cooper
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Gary Fleder|
Blair Singer (Co-producer)
Bill Goddard (Co-producer)
Jeff Rake (Consulting producer)
Rick Bota (Supervising producer)
|Location(s)||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||CBS Television Studios
Take 5 Productions
|Original channel||The CW|
|Original run||October 11, 2012– present|
|Related shows||Beauty and the Beast (1987) (1987–1990)|
Beauty and the Beast is an American television series very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name. The series premiered on October 11, 2012. On November 9, 2012, The CW ordered a full 22-episode season of the series.
On April 26, 2013, The CW renewed the series for a full 22-episode second season. The show will move to Mondays for its second season and premiere in the Fall, having been paired with Hart of Dixie.
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 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 each other and eventually fall in love with each other.
Cast and characters 
- Kristin Kreuk as Catherine Chandler - As a teenager, she witnessed her mother's murder and was saved by a mysterious creature (Vincent). Now currently a detective with the NYPD. She's in a relationship with Vincent.
- Jay Ryan as Vincent Keller - Previously a doctor who later became a soldier that was later 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. He has the ability to turn into a creature very human-like in appearance yet has a beastly mind, he turns into the creature whenever he is in pain or anger. He's in a relationship with Catherine.
- Max Brown as Dr. Evan Marks (episodes 1-18) - Police morgue medical examiner and worked with Catherine. Secretly was working with Muirfield to capture Vincent because he had romantic feelings for Catherine. He was shot to death by Kyle, in episode 18.
- Austin Basis as J.T. Forbes - Vincent's childhood friend, and a teacher at a local university. He has been hiding Vincent from the men who have been hunting him.
- Nina Lisandrello as Tess Vargas - Catherine's partner. She's having a secret affair with her boss, Joe.
- Brian White as Joe Bishop - Catherine and Tess's commanding officer. He's cheating on his wife with Tess. Originally credited in a guest role, White was promoted to series regular in the second episode.
- Sendhil Ramamurthy as Gabriel Lowen (episode 15-present) - An assistant district attorney who suspects that Catherine is hiding something.
- Nicole Anderson as Heather Chandler - Catherine's younger sister.
- Rob Stewart as Mr. Chandler - Catherine and Heather's dad. He recently married Brooke, a woman many years his junior.
- Rachel Skarsten as Brooke Chandler - Catherine and Heather's stepmother.
- Bridget Regan as Alex Salter - Former fiancé of Vincent Keller. She grew up with Vincent and his family and they grew closer—eventually becoming romantically involved. He ran out on her 10 years ago when he became a supersoldier and she recognized him when he snuck into the hospital to visit Catherine. Alex tried to rekindle her old relationship with Vincent, but realizes that he has feelings for Catherine.
- Edi Gathegi as Kyle, the man from Muirfield who Evan was secretly working with.
The CW Television Network 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 is scheduled to be completed on December 21, 2012.
Kristin Kreuk was cast as the lead role of Catherine Chandler (Beauty) on February 16, 2012, with Jay Ryan cast in the role of Vincent Keller (the Beast) on March 2, 2012. (The character was originally called Koslow, though in the original series, Vincent had no last name.)
The series was given a 34 out of 100 score on Metacritic, indicating "generally unfavorable" reviews from 19 critics. David Hinckley of the New York Daily News said the series was "such a natural it's downright devilish." Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times stated the "girl-power themes will probably play well to the network's core audience." Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly gave the pilot of Beauty and 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." Jon Stewart on The Daily Show dismissed it with a derisive snort, saying, "Without Ron Perlman, WTF? What's the point?"
|2013||Won||People's Choice Award||Favorite New TV Drama||Beauty and the Beast|
The show currently airs on Thursdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm 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.
|United States||The CW||October 11, 2012||Thursday 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central|
|Canada||Showcase||October 11, 2012||Thursday 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT|
|United Kingdom||Watch||January 16, 2013||Wednesday 9.00pm GMT|
|Australia||Network Ten||May 22, 2013||Wednesday 9.30pm AEST|
|Portugal||TVSéries||October 29, 2012||Monday 9:00pm GMT|
|Sweden||Sjuan||November 1, 2012||Thursday 10:00pm GMT+1|
|Brazil||Universal Channel (Brazil)||November 12, 2012||Monday 10:00pm|
|Bulgaria||FOX||December 6, 2012||Thursdays 21:50|
|Mexico||Universal Channel (Mexico)||November 14, 2012||Wednesday 9:00pm|
|Philippines||ETC||October 11, 2012||Tuesdays 7:00pm|
|Argentina||Universal Channel (Argentina)||November 14, 2012||Wednesday 9:00pm|
|Peru||Universal Channel (Perú)||November 14, 2012||Wednesday 9:00pm|
|Greece||FOX||January 15, 2013||Tuesdays 9:30pm|
|Cyprus||FOX||January 15, 2013||Tuesdays 9:30pm|
|New Zealand||PRIME||January 18, 2013||Friday 9:30pm |
|Norway||TV2 Bliss||February 24, 2013||Sundays 9:00pm|
|Netherlands||NET5||February 27, 2013||Wednesdays 8:30pm|
|Israel||yes Action HD||March 3, 2013||Sundays 10:00pm|
|India||BIG CBS Love||March 25, 2013||Monday to Thursday 10:00pm|
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