Remember the 1987-1989 TV show Beauty and the Beast, starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton, with 14 episodes written by George R. R. Martin? If you haven't seen the show, you might have a chance to watch a new version: the CW may be remaking it.
It was big week for new and returning shows. Over on The CW, Arrow had a very promising premiere, and Beauty and the Beast got off to a pretty good start. Meanwhile The Walking Dead had a huge opening night, and things got worse for 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort.
Passions flare on The Vampire Diaries as Elena begins to embrace her vampire nature. Meanwhile, Charlie's virtue is at stake on Revolution and Cat gets an offer to exchange info on her mother's murder for Vincent.
Before George R. R. Martin created his blockbuster A Song of Ice and Fire series, he was a writer and producer on the Beauty and the Beast TV show, and while Martin hasn't come right out and denounced the CW's developing reboot of the show, he did say the idea makes him "nervous."
Fans of the latest incarnation of Beauty and the Beast can breathe easy. The CW has ordered nine additional episodes of the beastly sci-fi series for a full 22-episode season. Beauty and the Beast joins Arrow in getting a full season pick up.
A few months ago, we told you that The CW—in what some (OK, most) considered an act of unforgiveable sacrilege—had ordered a script for a remake of the '80s fantasy TV series Beauty and the Beast. Well, it seems they weren't the only ones who thought a new Beauty series was a good idea. It turns out ABC has a script, too, and now BOTH of them are getting pilots.
Here's a little Christmas present from Syfy! It's the network's 20th anniversary, so what better than a Syfy 20th Anniversary Special with a flock of Syfy stars to talk about the past, present and future of the channel. And there's a slew of midseason finales as Arrow, The Vampire Dairies and Beauty & The Beast sign off for the holidays.
As we reported earlier, the CW is rebooting the adored, classic Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton urban fantasy series, Beauty and the Beast. Which isn't the worst idea in the world, really. But if this is the plan ...
The holidays are right around the corner, and many of our shows are leaving us until next year, but there are still quite a few programs to discuss. The Big Bang Theory continues to rule Thursday nights, while Arrow seems to be battling a bit of a holiday slump.
If you're a really, really, really big fan of Beauty and the Beast, this seems to be your lucky year. Disney rereleased its animated classic in 3D a few weeks ago, ABC and the CW are each working on their own Beauty TV series, and now Silent Hill director Christophe Gans is launching a new big screen version.
The holiday season is closing in, and our shows are dwindling down, but some are still out there pulling in viewers. This week, Fringe got a boost, while American Horror Story continued to struggle with its Wednesday competitors. Then there were all those midseason finales. Did The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, The Big Bang Theory and more finish 2012 strong?