Beauty and the Beast (2012)

The CW TV series Beauty and the BeastNetwork: The CW
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: October 11, 2012 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Kristin Kreuk, Nina Lisandrello, Brian White, Max Brown, Nicole Gale Anderson, Jay Ryan, and Austin Basis.

TV show description:      
This TV series is a reimagining of the classic story and the CBS 1987-90 drama of the same name.

Homicide detective Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk) is a smart, no-nonsense woman who is haunted by her own tragic past. As a teenager, Cat witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Young Cat would have been killed as well but someone — or some thing — saved her. No one believed her but she knows that it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins. Though her savior was strange and terrifying, it was also human.

Years have passed, and although she thinks about her mother every day, Cat is a strong and capable police detective. She works alongside an equally talented partner, Tess Vargas (Nina Lisandrello). The two ladies make a good team, and have become close friends. They’ve worked on countless homicide cases together, under the supervision of their tough-but-fair boss, Joe Bishop (Brian White).

Cat has also become close with medical examiner Evan Marks (Max Brown). They’ve developed a fun and flirtatious relationship that could easily turn into something deeper — if Cat would let that happen. However, as her younger sister Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson) has observed, Cat’s romantic inclinations tend toward bad boys.

While investigating a new case, Cat and Tess discover fingerprints that lead them to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan). He was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Digging deeper, Cat learns that Vincent is still very much alive. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years.

With the help of his childhood friend, J.T. Forbes (Austin Basis), Vincent has been able to guard his terrible secret — when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, who’s unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Cat is stunned when Vincent admits that he was the “animal” who saved her on the night of her mother’s murder. Vincent doesn’t admit the whole truth however. He is emotionally tied to Cat and has been watching over her since that night.

Cat agrees to protect Vincent’s identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Cat and Vincent, who understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them. Cat’s secret obsession with Vincent puts a strain on her relationship with everyone else around her, and Tess is especially troubled by the feeling that Cat is keeping something from her.

Vincent soon becomes a secret but important part of Cat’s detective work. During the years that he’s spent hiding in the shadows, watching over Cat and other innocents, Vincent has learned a lot about the darkest parts of the city and its residents. His sharpened instincts, incredible strength and human compassion become invaluable to Cat as she works to bring criminals to justice.

As she slowly comes to terms with Vincent’s monstrous alter-ego, Cat senses that she can trust him in ways she hasn’t been able to trust any other man. Despite the obstacles between them, she realizes that she’s safer with him than anywhere else.

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like the Beauty and the Beast TV series on The CW? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. says

    I can’t wait to see the announcement for season 2! ;D I am also dying to see the new episodes and this drama keeps getting better and better <3

  2. Lulu354 says

    I have to say I wanted to like this show. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales. Unfortunately I couldn’t get past the third episode and the feeling of complete disappointment. It is very forced and predictable. I wish that cw didn’t cancel the secret circle and replace it with this.

    • says

      This show takes some getting into, like many.

      The problem is that, like you, most don’t want to take the time to invest in a show. I’m guilty of this from time to time. With this show, you really have to just bear through the first few episodes, and it improves.

  3. Eric says

    People need to give this show a chance. They need to stop comparing it to the 1991 version, its like two decades old, things have changed. If this show gets cancelled because of audience ratings I will burn my house down! I’m tired of shows running for only one season and then finding out its being thrown in the trash.

  4. Kate says

    I love this tv drama! I have been voting all day for them to win the PCA so that we get news about that second season. (;

  5. claudia says

    Read this, DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW…. its growing on everybody a lot….will be a success after the mid season hiatus….

  6. Amber says

    This is a GREAT show!!! Please do NOT cancel it!! Vampire Diaries is a tough act to follow, but this show does it pretty well …

  7. says

    We love this series it is so good and so different hopefully it does not get cancelled we are looking forward to see what happens next season!! Please keep this on! I think most problems with watching any tv shows is where they are scheduled some shows we would like to watch are in the same time slot so we have to not watch some shows we like because they are in the same time slot while there maybe nothing scheduled in another time slot!

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