The CW has decided to remake CBS’ cult classic Beauty and the Beast TV series. Will it be cancelled quickly or become one of the few remakes to outlast the original?
Beauty and the Beast revolves around a female homicide detective (Kristin Kreuk) who years ago witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. She was a saved by someone or something that wasn’t totally human. Now, years later, she meets her savior (Jay Ryan) again. He helps her solve crimes while she keeps his existence a secret. The cast also includes Nina Lisandrello, Brian White, Max Brown, Nicole Gale Anderson, and Austin Basis.
Airing on Thursday nights, following The Vampire Diaries on The CW, Beauty and the Beast will have to compete for viewers with Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, Person of Interest on CBS, Glee on FOX, and The Office and Parks and Recreation on NBC.
With that kind of tough competition and compatible lead-in, do you think the show will be a success for The CW? Before you answer, here are a couple previews:
What do you think? Based on what you’ve seen, will Beauty and the Beast be a ratings hit, a moderate success, or cancelled quickly? Will you watch it live, record it, watch online, or skip it altogether?