The CW's president Mark Pedowitz recently announced that the freshman drama "Beauty and the Beast" has been given a full season order!
Beauty and the Beast is loosely based on the 1980's TV show of the same name. The series stars Kristin Kruek (Smallville) as Catherine Chandler who witnesses the brutal murder of her mother by two gunmen nine years ago. She would have been killed too if not for some sort of “being” saving her life. Now, as a NYPD detective, Catherine discovers that presumed dead Dr. Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, Terra Nova) is the one who saved her, but he has been living in hiding for 10 years after serving in Afghanistan and being part of a secret corps of soldiers who were experimented on. Those experiments have turned him into the “being” (or Beast) that saved her life.
The cast includes Max Brown (‘The Tudors’), Nina Lisandrello (‘Nurse Jackie’), Nicole Gale Anderson (‘Make It or Break It’), Austin Basis (‘Life Unexpected’) and Brian White (‘Moonlight’).
The series has averaged 2.4 million viewers per episode since its premiere.
Beauty And the Beast is all new this with "Worth" Thursday, November 15 at 9/8c.