Beauty and the Beast on CW

The CW network is taking another stab at modernizing Beauty and the Beast, this time with the help of Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk.

By CW standards, a small scar on someone’s cheek qualifies him or her as a ‘beast.’

The classic story was previously adapted to television in 1987.  That series, also called Beauty and the Beast, starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman and ran three seasons.  Last year, a teen-centric movie called Beastly also drew from the original.

Fairy tales were a hot topic for TV last year, with both Grimm on NBC and Once Upon A Time on ABC garnering enough viewers to get second seasons.  Much like their teen vampire series, The Vampire Diaries, the CW is late to the race again.


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