[06/21/12 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 21 Updates include: Blair Brown, David Monahan bound for USA's "Political Animals"; Tom Papa cast in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"; and Kevin Pereira to host "Let's Ask America."
[03/09/12 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 9 Updates include: Claire Forlani to lead "Scruples" at ABC; Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin join A&E's "Bates Motel"; and Matt Letscher is the latest to The CW's "Carrie Diaries."
[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 8 Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."
[03/05/12 - 11:49 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 5 Updates include: Rachelle Lefevre is CBS's "Applebaum"; Mamie Gummer to star in The CW's "First Cut"; and CBS shelves drama pilot "Quean" over legal concerns.
[03/02/12 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 2 Updates include: ABC finds its "Beauty," The CW its "Beast"; Jesse Spencer reports to NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Dan Byrd to star in CBS sitcom pilot.
[02/27/12 - 11:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 27 Updates include: Cuba Gooding Jr. to play "Guilty" for FOX; AnnaSophia Robb to star in The CW's "Carrie Diaries"; and Lucy Liu set as Watson in CBS's "Elementary."
[02/24/12 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 24 Updates include: CBS greenlights Martin Lawrence comedy pilot; Bill Pullman to play the President in NBC's "1600 Penn"; and ABC fills out the cast of "The Gilded Lilys."
[02/21/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 21 Updates include: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis in talks for CBS pilot; Milo Ventimiglia joins "L.A. Noir" at TNT; and Titus Welliver to lead NBC's "Midnight Sun."
[02/13/12 - 10:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 13 Updates include: Zachary Levi to star in FOX's "Let It Go"; J.K. Simmons cast in ABC's "White Van Man"; and Alana De La Garza bound for NBC's "Do No Harm."
[02/03/12 - 10:59 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 3 Updates include: Andre Braugher to star in ABC's "Last Resort"; Michael Angarano, JoAnna Garcia Swisher land leads in CBS comedies; and FOX adds three more pilots to its roster.
[01/24/12 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, January 24 Updates include: ABC greenlights its own take on "Beauty and the Beast"; The CW, FOX add to pilot orders; and Paula Malcomson joins "Ray Donovan" at Showtime.
[09/26/11 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Monday, September 26 Updates include: J.J. Abrams, Eric Kripke book pilot order at NBC; Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris team for FOX comedy; and Lee Daniels to bring "Valley of the Dolls" to NBC.
[09/15/11 - 10:55 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 15 Updates include: "Lying Game" in, "Chloe King" out at ABC Family; FOX gives "Bones" four extra episodes; and Mark Gordon to bring a small screen take on "Source Code" to CBS.
[09/09/11 - 10:46 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 9 Updates include: Portia de Rossi, Reba McEntire each land comedy pilots; Sarah Chalke to visit "Cougar Town"; and Jonathan E. Steinberg eyes "Beauty and the Beast" at ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2012) His eyes. His piercing blue eyes. Before Princess Grace (Ruth Bradley - Titanic mini-series) ever met Shiro (Darius Campbell), she dreamt of his unforgettable eyes and knew that, despite his beastly appearance, he held a powerful connection to her. From the studio that brought you Once Upon a Time, and executive producers Jon Steinberg (Human Target, Jericho) and Gary Fleder (Life Unexpected, Happy Town), comes an epic and achingly romantic re-imagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty and The Beast, set in a fantastically mythical and dangerous new world. In the capital city of Kendan, the kingdom is at war, and its leader Lord Dorian is laying on his deathbed. Grace, his beautiful and headstrong young daughter, is quietly ruling with guidance from Council leader Cyril (F. Murray Abraham). Grace soon discovers deceit and betrayal at the highest levels of the realm. A traitor, she learns, has poisoned her father. Leaving her fiancé Garrick (Chris Egan - Letters to Juliet) behind, Grace embarks on a treacherous journey to find a cure and save her father's life. Her adventure takes her across sweeping lands where she is taken captive by Shiro, a mysterious and tragically heroic beast. Shiro is intrigued by Grace, and despite his allegiance to the enemy, eventually allows her to return home to save her father. But their connection cannot be denied, nor can the idea that fate will bring them together again...