Beauty & the Beast (2012 TV series)

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Beauty & the Beast
Beauty and the Beast intertitle.png
Also known asBeauty and the Beast
Genre
Based onBeauty and the Beast
Created by Ron Koslow
Developed by
  • Sherri Cooper
  • Jennifer Levin
Starring
Composer(s)Mark Isham
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes31 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Michael Maschio
  • Thom Pretak
  • Roger Grant
Location(s)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 11, 2012 (2012-10-11) – present
Chronology
Related showsBeauty and the Beast (1987) (1987–1990)
External links
Website
 
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Beauty & the Beast
Beauty and the Beast intertitle.png
Also known asBeauty and the Beast
Genre
Based onBeauty and the Beast
Created by Ron Koslow
Developed by
  • Sherri Cooper
  • Jennifer Levin
Starring
Composer(s)Mark Isham
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes31 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Michael Maschio
  • Thom Pretak
  • Roger Grant
Location(s)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 11, 2012 (2012-10-11) – present
Chronology
Related showsBeauty and the Beast (1987) (1987–1990)
External links
Website

Beauty & 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.[1] On November 9, 2012, The CW ordered a full 22-episode season of the series.[2][3] On April 26, 2013, The CW renewed the series for a full 22-episode second season.[4][5] The show will move to Mondays for its second season having been paired with Hart of Dixie.[6] The show's second season premiered on October 7, 2013.[7] As of March 17, 2014, Beauty & the Beast will go on hiatus, with its return date yet to be confirmed.[8]

Plot[edit]

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[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Development and production[edit]

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.[15]

The network ordered a pilot of the series in January 2012.[16] The pilot of the show was filmed in Toronto, Canada from March 22 to April 2, 2012.[17] It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, and was scheduled to premiere during the 2012–13 television season.[18] Filming of the first season continued in Toronto from July 27 and episode 13 is scheduled to be completed on December 21, 2012.[19]

On April 26, 2013, Beauty & the Beast was renewed for a 22-episode second season.[4] Season 2 premiered on Monday, October 7, 2013.[6][7] Brad Kern has joined the second season of Beauty & the Beast as co-showrunner and executive producer.[20]

Casting[edit]

Casting announcements began in February 2012, when Kristin Kreuk was first cast in the lead role of Catherine Chandler (the titular "beauty").[21] Austin Basis was then cast in the role of J.T. Forbes, Vincent's friend.[22] Nina Lisandrello and Nicole 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.[23] Jay Ryan joined the series in the second lead role, Vincent Keller (the Beast) (The character was originally called Koslow, though in the original series, Vincent had no last name.)[24] Max Brown signed on for the role of Dr. Evan Marks, a medical examiner who has feelings for Catherine.[25] 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.[26]

Reception[edit]

The series was given a 34 out of 100 score on Metacritic, indicating "generally unfavorable" reviews from 19 critics.[27] 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.[28] 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."[29] 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."[30] More 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"[31] and Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times, who stated the "girl-power themes will probably play well to the network's core audience."[32]

Accolades[edit]

YearResultAwardCategoryRecipients
2013WonPeople's Choice AwardFavorite New TV DramaBeauty & the Beast
2013NominatedTeen Choice AwardChoice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-FiBeauty & the Beast
2013NominatedTeen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiKristin Kreuk
2014WonPeople's Choice AwardFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ShowBeauty & the Beast
2014WonPeople's Choice AwardFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressKristin Kreuk

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)No. of
episodes
PremieredEndedTV seasonRankViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale viewers
(in millions)
1Thursday 9 p.m.22October 11, 2012 (2012-10-11)2.78[33]May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)[34]1.26[35]2012–2013#1401.78[36]
2Monday 9 p.m.22[37]October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07)0.86[38]TBA2013–2014

Broadcast[edit]

The show currently airs 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.[39] 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.

CountryNetwork(s)Series premiereTimeslot
 United StatesThe CWOctober 11, 2012Thursday 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central
 CanadaShowcaseSeason 1:October 11, 2012[40]
Season 2:October 6th, 2013[41]
Season 1:Thursday 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT
Season 2:Sunday 8pm ET/5pm PT[42]
 PhilippinesETCOctober 16, 2012Tuesday 9:00 p.m.
 PortugalTVCine e SériesOctober 29, 2012Monday 9.00 p.m. GMT
 SwedenSjuanNovember 1, 2012[43]Thursday 10.00 p.m.
 BrazilUniversal Channel (Brazil)November 12, 2012Monday 10.00 p.m.
 ArgentinaUniversal Channel (Latin America)November 14, 2012Wednesday 9.00 p.m.
 Mexico
 Peru
 TurkeyFox LifeNovember 30, 2012Friday 8:15 p.m.
 BulgariaFoxDecember 6, 2012Thursday 9.50 p.m.
 IsraelyesJanuary 10, 2013On Demand
 GreeceFOXJanuary 15, 2013Tuesday 9.30 p.m.
 Cyprus
 United KingdomWatch[44]January 16, 2013[45]Wednesday 9.00 p.m. GMT
 New ZealandPrimeJanuary 18, 2013Friday 9:30 p.m.[46]
 NorwayTV 2 BlissFebruary 24, 2013Sunday 9:50 p.m.
 NetherlandsNET 5February 27, 2013Wednesday 8:30 p.m.
 IndiaBig CBS LoveMay 25, 2013Monday through Thursday 10:00 p.m.
 AustraliaNetwork TenMay 22, 2013[47]Wednesday 9.30 p.m.
 ItalyRai DueMay 29, 2013Wednesday 9:00 p.m.
 HungarySuper TV2June 2, 2013Sunday 6:30 p.m.
 PolandAXN Spin HDJune 24, 2013Monday 9:00 p.m.

Home video releases[edit]

TitleSet detailsDVD release datesSpecial features
Region 1[48]Region 2Region 4[49]
Beauty & the Beast: The First Season
  • Discs: 6
  • Episodes: 22
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Portuguese & Spanish (Region 4)
  • Screen format: 1.85 Widescreen Anamorphic (16:9)
  • Run Time: 923 minutes
October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)TBAJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
  • Season in Review: The Beginning
  • Dressing the Beauty
  • Creating the Beast
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Commentary on "Pilot"

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