Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)
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When she was a teenager, Catherine "Cat" Chandler witnessed the murder of her mother. Cat would have been killed too, but someone - or something - saved her.


Gary Fleder


Sherri Cooper-Landsman (developer) (as Sherri Cooper), Ron Koslow (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Kreuk ... Catherine Chandler
Jay Ryan ... Vincent Keller
Max Brown ... Evan Marks
Austin Basis ... J.T. Forbes
Nina Lisandrello ... Tess Vargas
Brian White ... Joe Bishop
Yannick Bisson ... Alex Webster
Tamara Hope ... Emily
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Chloe London
Britt Irvin ... Lila
Khaira Ledeyo ... Vanessa Chandler
Guillaume Pallas Guillaume Pallas ... Cop
Daniel di Tomasso ... Zeke
Megan Hutchings ... Zeke's Girlfriend
Peter Apostolopoulos ... Snarky Security Guard


In autumn 2003, 19-year-old Catherine Chandler witnessed her mother, Vanessa, shot and killed by two unknown hit-men who chased Catherine into the nearby woods to kill her too, where she was saved by a mysterious humanoid beast. In present day 2012, Catherine, now a successful New York police detective, is still plagued by memories of that mysterious beast as well as her mother's unsolved murder. "Cat" continues to believe there was a conspiracy behind her mother's killing and refuses to accept the police report being that it was a robbery gone wrong since the two men looked and acted like professional killers. Cat and her detective partner, Tess, are investigating the murder of blonde fashion editor Ashley Webster at a hotel. During the search, she finds fingerprints of deceased doctor Vincent Keller on the corpse. She learns that Keller was only helping Webster, whose death was the result of a previous poisoning. Ashley's husband Alex had been cheating on her; one of his mistresses ... Written by Larry B.

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Catherine Chandler: Last night, I realized that I was thinking about your wife's case the wrong way. Sometimes things aren't what they seem. You can't tell who the real monsters are.
Alex Webster: I didn't kill my wife.
Catherine Chandler: We just spoke to a woman you're having an affair with. And I have DNA that proves there are at least four others. You made every one of your women fall in love with you and think that the only thing standing in the way of their fairy tale ending was some pretend prenup. Mr. Webster, I don't think you killed your ...
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Release Date:

11 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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