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And Here's A Clip From The CW's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST...


The CW is also bringing us a "fresh" spin on the time tested BEAUTY AND THE BEAST conceit, evidently riffing on the 1980s Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton series while tying the Beast's origins into Afghanistan military operations, and spinning him as something of a Hulk?   

This one will air Thursday nights on The CW...





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  • May 17, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Hmm, much more Jekell & Hyde looking than Beauty & The Beast

    by FreeBeer

  • May 17, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Let me just say, this looks ridiculous.

    by Matt Willis

  • May 17, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Come with me if you want to live

    by Rtobert

  • May 17, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by Flutchy

  • May 17, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Bill Willingham...

    by amrcanpoet

    needs to start suing people! What with Grimm and Once Upon a Time, now this? Either that, or finally convince a network to take a chance on his riff on Fables. They're much more in-depth, character-driven, and less reliant upon the high concept sell.

  • AND... Hartley played the Green Arrow in SMALLVILLE, which has been re-imagined into its own CW show now. My head hurts.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    It's Kristin Kreuk playing Lana Lang playing...

    by Brody77

    ...Catherine Chandler in an ill advised Beauty & the Beast reboot. That girl has absolutely zero talent.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Kristen Kreuk is no Linda Hamilton.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    And that clip was rectum-prolapsingly bad. Cancelled by the end of it's first season, without a doubt. Good grief. I can understand why they constantly remake stuff, and it's obvious they're going more the Hamilton/Perlman show route than the original story route, but why can't they even try to make something better? What's the obsession with making remakes and not giving a toss, when with a little effort you could make something great? Makes no sense to me.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Another CW series where someone saves Lana Lang weekly.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • May 17, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Glad to see this is not aimed at the Twilight crowd...

    by performingmonkey

    *lie mode cancelled* Also, it looks like biggest steaming pile of shit since the triceratops droppings in Jurassic Park.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    amrcanpoet . . .

    by LazyDolphin

    I agree that Fables is far better than those shows, but there's no way it could get greenlight now. Better or not, the tv landscape is already way too crowded with modern-day fairly-tale shows.

  • I hope the police force she works for has their car insurance all paid up.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Quite bad.

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    Thank you, CW, for the clip. I can now show everyone I know how bad this is.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by amrcanpoet

    What makes me really upset is that ABC tried to buy the rights to Fables a few years back, but lost out because of the drivel they wanted to turn it into. I respect Willingham for backing out; but, to then see ABC spin around and create Once Upon a Time? I heard the creators of OUaT on NPR a couple of weeks back, and they said that they had this idea for about 10 years. Hmmm...interesting timing of this idea suddenly burrowing into their heads, given that Fables launched in 2002.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Which CW exec is Kristen Kreuk boinking?

    by thelordofhell

    She's a beautiful woman, but god she can't act

  • May 17, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Terrible Directing

    by Chadley BeBay

    I actually lol'd at simple changes in camera angles, it was so bad...

  • May 17, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by Farrokh

  • May 17, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    atrocious editing...

    by Farrokh

    and surely the beast should have a memorable silhouette? Instead he looks like a frat boy.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Horrible ending?

    by angry kitty

    How about horrible beginning and middle too? It's a total package of crap. Yay

  • May 17, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Absolute crappity, crap, crap, crap.

    by Uncle Stan

    Why buy the rights when you do something completely different (as well as unoriginal and decidedly LAME-ASS)?

  • May 17, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Linda Hamilton a cop in the original?

    by Cash907

    I remember her being a bit of a badass, and only showed her weak side when Vincent was around, sort of like Detective Maza in that Disney Gargoyles show from the 90's. This clip above gives me the impression that this is basically going to be more "Kristen Kreuk is stupid and needs her ass saved from her own stupidity on a weekly basis," because we've missed that now that Smallville is gone.

  • May 17, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    But Kristin Kruek isn't beautiful.

    by mdk

  • May 17, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Cash907-Linda Hamilton

    by NudeandAroused

    Was a lawyer in the original. Still very hot though.

  • May 17, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Nude

    by Cash907

    I knew she did something that was interesting. I only watched that show occasionally, on an old portable black and white Sony with a 9" screen and more tin foil than antenna, so I forget some stuff.

  • May 17, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The Beast probably won't be ugly

    by drewlicious

    Never mind that he's supposed to hideous and fearsome so that no one will ever love him on the outside. They'll probably find a way to make him handsome and a little strange looking. Kind of like how they made him look in the awful looking movie "Beastly." The Olsen girl they had in there looked scarier than him.

  • That scene is her Batman "They killed my parents and I was helpless" moment. She is a cop on the series. I also believe he turns into a beast and is not a beast 24/7.

  • May 17, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    While The Secret Circle was pretty bad...

    by RandomName7

    This looks far worse...

  • May 18, 2012, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Mark my words wont make it to episode 6.

    by Phategod2

  • May 18, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of Manimal.

    by Royston Lodge

  • May 18, 2012, 7:25 a.m. CST

    The CW

    by Karl Childers

    The Crappy Wasteland