"Beauty and the Beast" (2012 TV show) on The CW is a drama series, loosely based on CBS's "Beauty and the Beast" from the 1980s, premiering in fall 2012.

Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. Several years earlier, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone — or something — saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn't an animal that attacked the assassins … it was human.

Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret — when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.



Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother's murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.

The cast includes Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Chuck") as Catherine Chandler, Jay Ryan ("Terra Nova") as Vincent Keller, Max Brown ("The Tudors," "MI-5") 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 White ("The Shield," "The Cabin in the Woods") as Joe.

The CW's new "Beauty and the Beast" is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jennifer Levin ("Without A Trace," "Felicity"), Sherri Cooper ("Brothers and Sisters"), Bill Haber ("Rizzoli & Isles," "Thurgood"), Paul J. Witt ("A Better Life") & Tony Thomas ("A Better Life"), Ron Koslow ("Moonlight") and Gary Fleder ("Life Unexpected").




GLAAD President: 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Power Rangers' LBGTQ Characters Are 'a Good Place to Start'
'Power Rangers' Gets a Surprise Box-Office Boost From Millennial-Age Fans
Korea Box Office: 'Beauty' Remains on Top in Second Weekend
'Beauty and the Beast' Nears $700 Million Worldwide, 'Kong' Strong Overseas
Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Dazzles Again, 'Power Rangers' Off to Solid Start
Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Conquers With $88M; 'Power Rangers' Pleases With $40.5M
Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Repeats No. 1 on Friday
Box-Office Preview: 'Power Rangers' to Battle 'Beauty and the Beast'
Malaysia Will Not Censor 'Power Rangers' Because of Gay Character
Malaysia Clears Release of 'Beauty and the Beast,' With 'Gay Moment' Intact (Report)

FACTS

Network: The CW
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 11, 2012
Seasons: 3
Production Company: CBS Television Studios





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