CW to Remake Eighties Version of Beauty and the Beast


Lumiere enthusiasts may not remember that before it was a Disney animated classic, Beauty and the Beast ran on CBS as a modern-day fairy tale show, starring Linda Hamilton as a district attorney Belle-type and Ron Perlman as her "noble man-beast" guardian and lover. If you missed this magic the first time around, the remake-happy (see: The Carrie Diaries) CW has you covered: They plan to reboot the late-eighties series "with a procedural twist." Will the Belle character solve crimes with her beast-specific ESP abilities? Or will Beast trade on his animal instincts as a private investigator? Vulture can only guess. In the meantime, is it too early to suggest a theme song? [TV Line]