Fresh off a full-season order for superhero drama Arrow, The CW is showing its support for the other rookie series on its fall schedule.
The network has ordered three more scripts each for Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens, M.D., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Beauty and the Beast, starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, had a solid series debut following a strong The Vampire Diaries lead-in, luring 2.8 million viewers before dropping in week two. Rookie medical drama Emily Owens, which follows Hart of Dixie, averaged 1.7 million viewers in its launch last Tuesday.
The CW touts that both series delivered the network’s best performance in their respective time periods in months.
Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens are the latest freshman fare to receive additional script orders, joining ABC’s The Neighbors, Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue.
We all know that the beauty and the beast will end up together, but will there be a love triangle along the way? Cat is also close to her coworker — the handsome medical examiner, Evan Marks (Max Brown,The Tudors) — and they have a very flirtatious relationship.
Cat (Kristin Kreuk) witnessed her mom’s murder when she was young. We know that it was the beast who saved Cat, but it will be interesting to see if Cat can solve the case (with the help of Vincent) so many years later.
Cat and her partner, Tess Vargas, (Nina Lisandrello, Nurse Jackie) make an awesome team. It’s great to see women working together instead of against each other on TV shows. Will Cat’s secret about Vincent drive a wedge between them?
As Cat becomes closer and closer to Vincent while he helps solve her cases, it will become increasingly difficult for the duo to keep Vincent’s secret. Will he be able to remain a mystery and lurk in the shadows? Is there a cure for his rage?
Like all The CW shows, Beauty and the Beast is full of beautiful people who are fun to watch. With hunks like Jay Ryan and Max Brown leading the way, there’s plenty of eye-candy on this show.
The show is very loosely based on the beloved 1987 CBS series of the same name, which starredLinda Hamilton as Catherine and Ron Perlman as Vincent. The main difference between the two shows is that Vincent was a beast on the outside in the former series — something Cat needed to look past. This time, the scenario is not exactly the same. In the 2012 series, the beast only becomes beastly when he’s enraged. Fans of the original show might not be thrilled with this primary difference, but should give the show a chance. With a beautiful cast and quality writing, the new Beauty and the Beast may find its way onto your must-watch list this fall.
Kristin Kreuk / Beauty and the Best featured in 2012 ScifiNow Issue 71 (Gallery)
TV Guide Fall Preview Edition featuring CW upcoming new shows Beauty and the Beast and Arrow. Beauty and the Beast Full Size Scans can be found here in my BATB Gallery and the Arrow Full Size Scans along with the full 39 page feature can be found in my K4Kimber Gallery.
Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and the Beast
It’s not a stretch that Kristin Kreuk is playing the titular beauty in The CW’s new series, but I love that her character is also a brainy, kick-ass detective.
Jay Ryan, The CW’s Beauty and the Beast
HOW FRESH? | Quite, especially if you’ve never had occasion to pop on the telly in Australia, where this Kiwi hunk starred on Neighbours and Sea Patrol. Stateside, you may remember him as the Terra Nova colonist who committed murder-by-dinosaur.
WHY WATCH? | For one, his leading lady is the Beauty-ful Kristin Kreuk. Also, you gotta admit you’re curious just how Beast-ly — beyond that Todd Manning-like cheek scar — The CW will allow its leading man to become.
Beauty and the Beast(CW)
Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c
Kristin Kreuk and Kiwi Jay Ryan star in the titular roles, but don’t expect dancing candelabras or even a hairy beast. Ryan’s Vincent Keller/beast will have nothing more than a scar on his face, though his actions will get “beastlier,” as the producers put it, as the series progresses. The show is a remake of the 1987 procedural starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. Hamilton sent Kreuk and Ryan notes and photos wishing them good luck.