Category Archives: Beauty & the Beast (CW)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Series Pick Up by the CW

The CW has announced a number of new series pick-ups for the next television season, among them Beauty and the Beast. Describes The Hollywood Reporter, “Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.
 Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk is the Beauty to Jay Ryan’s Beast. Austin Basis, ... Read More »

BATTLE OF THE BEASTS: Movie Bytes Looks at Two Takes on Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson will star in Beauty and the Beast for Guillermo Del Toro! But Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph gives you the details on her competitors – Kristin Kreuk for The CW and a new princess to be determined for ABC’s Beauty and the Beast to be paired with Once Upon a Time! Can Emma Watson and Guillermo Del ... Read More »


In the CW pilot reboot of Beauty and the Beast (which stars Kristin Kreuk as Catherine Chandler and Jay Ryan as Vincent), actor Brian J. White portrays a character named Joe Bishop. Get to know Brian better with this Wikipedia biography: PERSONAL LIFE: Brian Joseph White was born near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Estelle (Bowser), a financial advisor, and ... Read More »

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Jay Ryan Interviewed

Just piror to his heading to Canada to essay the role of Vincent Koslow in the CW pilot Beauty and the Beast, the New Zealand Herald caught up with actor Jay Ryan. Notes the report, “Ryan”s new role in a pilot episode of Beauty and the Beast will be under prosthetics, wigs and other beastly necessities. Ryan left Auckland on ... Read More »

MEET THE BEAST: Jay Ryan to Play Vincent

Jay Ryan, most recently seen in a supporting role in Fox’s Terra Nova, has been cast in the CW pilot for Beauty and the Beast, stepping into the role originated by Vincent in the 0riginal 1987-90 series from which this version is being rebooted. On that show, Vincent was truly a beast-man whose origins were never revealed. In the new ... Read More »

KRISTIN KREUK: Beauty and the Beast On Location Photos

Production is well underway on the CW pilot for the reimagining of the 1980s CBS TV series Beauty and the Beast, with Kristin Kreuk taking on the role of homicide detective Catherine Chandler (on the original, she was an assistant district attorney played by Linda Hamilton). Now Newscom has a pair of images of the former Smallville actress on location ... Read More »

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Both Pilots Cast Roles

Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk has been cast as homicide detective Catherine Chandler in the CW reboot of the ’80s version of Beauty and the Beast, assuming a variation of the Catherine role that had been played by Linda Hamilton. In that version, she had been an assistant district attorney.  People who remember B&B may be surprised by the essential set ... Read More »

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A Retrospective, Part 1

The CW has announced that the pilot for a remake of the 1987-1990 TV series Beauty and the Beast will be going into production under the guidance of the original’s creator, Ron Koslow, Without a Trace‘s Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters‘ Sherri Cooper. Says TV Line, “The new version will not only modernize and CW-up the love story but ... Read More »

BEAUTY & THE BEAST Gets Pilot Order at the CW

Fledgling network the CW ordered a couple of pilots today for possible launch in the 2012-2013 season, and, showing that the fairy tale genre continues to be hot, one of them is Beauty and the Beast. Insiders say the series is loosely based on the 1987 version that aired on NBC and starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. With the ... Read More »