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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Release Date:

13 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Too intelligent for people who think *Survivor* was good TV.
17 September 2001 | by garametSee all my reviews

*The Beast* never had a chance on network television. Set the viewer down inside the studio of a cutting-edge CNN-like television station, and let us see how its inhabitants live and work by following them around with a handheld camera everywhere but to the restroom. Give us current news, like the brush-wars in small countries no one can find on a map, and have a couple of our reporters detained for interrogation. Add a killer with possible connections to the TV station. Show us how the tech people work behind the scenes. Throw in a - horrors! - interracial love story, and your show is destined to be axed after a handful of episodes. The scripting was brilliant, the acting crisp, the production values edgy, the characters fully-realized and appealing, warts and all. The weekly dilemma between what constitutes good reporting and when it's necessary to sacrifice reportorial objectivity to save people's lives was thought-provoking, the kind of thing you carry away from the hour and ruminate on the next day, and the next. A TV show that asks viewers to *think*? Didn't you guys realize that would doom you to failure?

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