The Beast is an American drama series that aired on ABC. Created by Kario Salem, the series premiered on June 21, 2001 and was canceled after five episodes.


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Series cast summary:
Frank Langella ...  Jackson Burns 6 episodes, 2001
Elizabeth Mitchell ...  Alice Allenby 6 episodes, 2001
Jason Gedrick ...  Reese McFadden 6 episodes, 2001
Peter Riegert ...  Ted Fisher 6 episodes, 2001
Naveen Andrews ...  Tamir Naipaul 6 episodes, 2001
Harriet Sansom Harris ...  Mrs. Sweeney 6 episodes, 2001
April Grace ...  Sonya Topple 6 episodes, 2001
Wendy Crewson ...  Maggie Steech 6 episodes, 2001
Hrach Titizian ...  Computer Tech Steve Jordan 6 episodes, 2001
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ...  Harry 5 episodes, 2001
Michael Reilly Burke ...  Jeremy Anglade 4 episodes, 2001
Ian Paul Cassidy ...  Ryan Brown 4 episodes, 2001
Mark Pellegrino ...  Bobby James / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Sulo Williams Sulo Williams ...  WNS Tech Marco 3 episodes, 2001
Layla Alexander ...  Lydia 2 episodes, 2001
Idalis DeLeon ...  Sylvia 2 episodes, 2001
Peter J. Lucas ...  Zloti 2 episodes, 2001
Kelly McNair ...  Julie 2 episodes, 2001
Ilya Melnikoff Ilya Melnikoff 2 episodes, 2001
Valeriy Nikolaev Valeriy Nikolaev 2 episodes, 2001
Kario Salem 2 episodes, 2001
Dennis Weaver ...  Walter McFadden 2 episodes, 2001
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The Beast is an American drama series that aired on ABC. Created by Kario Salem, the series premiered on June 21, 2001 and was canceled after five episodes.

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A show about a different kind of news station
8 January 2003 | by amberleigh325See all my reviews

It's a shame this excellent show never got the viewers or number of episodes that it deserved. Amid the many lawyer, cop, and medical dramas this show, about a news station that reported stories and angles that other stations wouldn't report, was a refreshing change. The title, "The Beast", refers to the news station where the show is set. The station reports on news stories different from those the established stations run, and when the news gets slows they live broadcast from the cameras set up throughout the station. While the series was only allowed to run six episodes (the second which was not shown on TV), it quickly established interesting and compelling characters and plot lines. Perhaps part of the reason the show didn't get the numbers it needed to stay on the air was due to it's serial nature, where if you missed an episode or two it made difficult to follow some of continuing story lines. "The Beast" is an interesting and engaging show that I highly recommend.

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13 June 2001 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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