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Beauty and the Beast Filling The Secret Circle Slot this Fall on the CW

By on May 17, 2012
Kristin Kreuk as Catherine, Jay Ryan as Vincent in the CW's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Kristin Kreuk as Catherine, Jay Ryan as Vincent in the CW's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Wondering what show is going to replace The Secret Circle on Thursdays following The Vampire Diaries? The CW unveiled Beauty and the Beast today as part of their 2012/2013 Fall schedule.

Thursday night’s schedule includes Supernatural in the 8:00 to 9:00 pm slot, followed by Beauty and the Beast from 9:00-10:00 pm.

Check out the official description below.


Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. Several years earlier, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human.

Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002.

Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.

The series stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Chuck”) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent, Max Brown (“The Tudors,” “MI-5″) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (“Nurse Jackie”) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) as Heather, Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) as J.T., and Brian White (“The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as Joe. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”) and Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”).


  1. brian

    May 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Oh yeah that sounds like a real winner, that hasn’t been done a million times. And oh yeah, a combo Incredible Hulk meets the Beauty sounds so original and exciting. COUGH COUGH.. My guess is Disney’s version is far more amusing, not to mention the original B and B series that many grew up watching and had a cult following. Really CW? Seriously? Good choice, network, excellent and visionary programming!!! This makes the cancelation of TSC even more infuriating and inexplicable. But it does speak volumes about the brilliance of their new leadership. But don’t mind me, I won’t tune in to that network again and yes, I am in their holy demographic. Losers. If I sound bitter I am. THey haven’t even had the courage or decency to respond to the groundswell of effort by so many to revive TSC. While I suspect the effort is doomed, these viewers worked hard on the effort and were very creative –far more than this trash–and yet they don’t even give them an acknowledgment. Please note Jennifer, I do not mean to sound critical at all of your posting this, it’s what you do, and you do it very well but this is like a bitch slap to TSC fans.

  2. Jennifer Griffin

    May 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Don’t worry Brian 🙂 I didn’t see it as a personal criticism in any way. As you know, I was hugely invested in #TSC and would love to see some acknowledgement or comment from the CW in response to the enormous outpouring from fans following the cancellation.

    As for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ it’s hard to call. It could be another Smallville, or it could be another ‘Beauty and the Beast …’