BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: The Curse of The Sophomore Slump?

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There is a popular belief in television that most TV shows experience a creative lull in their second season, which gave rise to the phrase “sophomore slump.” Accordingly, many TV shows have been cited as examples of shows, which knocked it out of the park creatively in their first season, to only fall prey to a period of sluggishness in their second year. Many reasons are attributed to this second season curse, everything from writer’s block to actor fatigue to fan restlessness.

But looking specifically at the CW series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, I want to propose a few reasons why the show has suffered significantly in its ratings in its second season: [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Previewpalooza: “Catch Me if You Can” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday March 3rd episode of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Direct from The CW, “CAT AND VINCENT FIND THEMSELVES IN A COMPROMISING SITUATION — Feeling pulled between her current boyfriend and her ex, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) has to decide between Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Vincent (Jay Ryan). While Cat and Vincent work together to save Sam’s (guest star Tom Everett Scott) latest victim, Cat’s decision gets complicated when she and Vincent find themselves in a compromising situation. Nina Lisandrello and Austin Basis also star. Norma Bailey directed the episode written by Eric Tuchman.” [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Previewpalooza: “Redemption” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday February 17th episode of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Direct from The CW, “VINCENT SEES WHAT HIS LIFE COULD HAVE BEEN — When some of Gabe’s (Sendhil Ramamurthy) acquaintances go missing, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) must come together to save them. Vincent ends up returning to the hospital where he was an intern, allowing him to see what his life could have been. Nina Lisandrello also stars. Grant Harvey directed the episode written by John A. Norris.” [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Previewpalooza: “Till Death” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday February 10th episode of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Direct from The CW, “CAT AND VINCENT’S FEELINGS FOR ONE ANOTHER RE-SURFACE — In an effort to track down Sam’s (guest star Tom Everett Scott) captor, Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) have to work together on Valentine’s Day, which forces Cat to evaluate whether she wants to be in a relationship with Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy). Nina Lisandrello also stars. Stuart Gillard directed the episode with the teleplay by Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin with the story by Roger Grant.” [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opinion: Vincent Keller, I Don’t Even Recognize You!

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After pondering about a recent inquiry about how I was enjoying this season of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, it brought me to one startling realization: the hero I have loved seems to have disappeared. Season 1 introduce us to the isolated, lonely Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), a man in hiding for 10 years with his best friend searching for a cure to the heinous government experimentation subjected to him during his military tenure.

Throughout Season 1, it was a joy to see Vincent shedding some of his fear and loneliness as he made tentative steps to reclaim his life with the aid of Detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk). By the end of the first season, he was a strong, admirable man willing to risk anything and everything to protect not only Cat and his best friend J.T. (Austin Basis), but anyone else he deemed under his protection. Vincent had shed that cloak of self-protection invisibility and self-determined isolation in favor of embracing those he cared about and welcoming them fully into his life. [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Previewpalooza: “Held Hostage” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday January 27th episode of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Direct from The CW, “CAT, TORI AND TESS ARE TAKEN HOSTAGE —  A group of criminals looking to steal a rare necklace in Tori’s (guest star Amber Skye Noyes) possession takes Cat (Kristin Kreuk), Tori and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) hostage at the precinct, leaving Vincent (Jay Ryan) as their only hope for help.  Vincent is forced to make a decision since helping could reveal his true identity to the entire force.  Sendhil Ramamurthy, Nina Lisandrello and Austin Basis also star.  Sudz Sutherland directed the episode written by Pamela Sue Anton.” [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sneak Peek Shocker: Vincent Catches Catherine’s Kissing Who Now?! [Video]

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Just in case BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fans weren’t excited enough for Monday’s episode, theTVaddict.com wanted to add a little fuel to the fire courtesy of a shocking videotease that our good friends at The CW were kind enough to pass along. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Scoop: What To Expect From “Don’t Die On Me”

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Right in the middle of their second season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST closed the book on a major storyline: hunting the beasts created by Muirfield. It was supposed to be the end of the beast hunts, and it would allow Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) a chance to rediscover what they mean to each since Vincent’s mind was wiped of his memories. [Read more…]

Spoiler Alert! Find Out What’s Happening Next on Your CW Favorites (feat. ARROW, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES & More!)

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Can’t wait to find out what happens next on your favorite CW show? Dying to discover what the future holds for your favourite CW characters. Like spoilers? Well, enjoy these just released episode descriptions from HART OF DIXIE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE ORIGINALS, SUPERNATURAL, ARROW, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, REIGN and THE CARRIE DIARIES airing the week of January 27. [Read more…]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Previewpalooza: “Ancestors” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday January 20th episode of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Direct from The CW, “VINCENT REVEALS HIS TRUE IDENTITY TO THE WORLD — Vincent (Jay Ryan) goes on a national talk show to reveal he is still alive, while Cat (Kristin Kreuk) dives into an undercover case for FBI Agent Dana Landon (guest start Elisabeth Röhm). Vincent, determined to learn more about his beastly origins, ends up coming face-to-face with Cat in the middle of a heist, which forces them to work together. Sendhil Ramamurthy, Nina Lisandrello and Austin Basis also star. Steven A. Adelson directed the episode written by Roger Grant and Rupa Magge” [Read more…]