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[06/01/11 - 12:02 PM]
Syfy Names Scott Vila to Newly Created Position of Vice President, Current Programming, Scripted
Vila will be responsible for "Warehouse 13," the network's highest rated show, as well as "Haven" and "Being Human."

[02/15/11 - 10:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 15
Updates include: Laura Prepon is NBC's "Chelsea"; Annie Wersching joins ABC's "Partners"; and Jamie Bamber reunites with Ronald D. Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."

[12/30/09 - 08:34 AM]
The Closer, "True Blood" Lead 2009's Scripted Cable Series
Plus: how more than 60 of cable's scripted series fared in 2009.

[12/18/09 - 07:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 18
Updates include: ABC orders pilot from British comedian Danny Wallace; Megan Holley to bring "Sunshine Cleaning" to Showtime; and Boris Kodjoe set as male lead in NBC's "Undercovers."

[09/28/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 28
Updates include: A&E axes "The Cleaner"; and Summer Glau to topline "Deadly Honeymoon" for LMN.

[09/15/09 - 11:26 AM]
A&E Honors the Life of Patrick Swayze with On-Air Tribute Wednesday, September 16th
"We are saddened by the loss of one of our generation's greatest talents and a member of the A&E family," said A&E's Bob DeBitetto.

[06/15/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 15
Updates include: A&E parts ways with "The Beast"; and VH1 orders "The OCD Project."

[06/04/09 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 4
Updates include: Robert Knepper, others set for the new season of "Heroes"; Jeffrey Bell to run ABC's "V" revival; and A&E set to cancel "The Beast."

[05/19/09 - 09:38 AM]
Season Two of the A&E Hit Scripted Drama "The Cleaner" Premieres on Tuesday, June 23 at 10pm ET/PT
Mia Kirshner, Rebecca Gayheart, Shirley Jones, Christine Lahti and Lori Petty are among the guest stars set for the new season.

[01/15/09 - 12:05 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Beast, The" (A&E)

[12/18/08 - 01:38 PM]
A&E Posts Best Year in Network History Ranking
A&E spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/11/08 - 01:09 PM]
A&E Mainstays, Sci Fi's "Relicquest" Latest January Entries
"Paranormal State," "The First 48" and "The Beast" will join "Intervention" and "Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force" on A&E next month.

[11/20/08 - 07:28 AM]
A&E Premieres New Drama Series 'The Beast' Starring Patrick Swayze & Travis Fimmel Thursday, January 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The series centers on an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran (Patrick Swayze) who takes on a rookie partner (Travis Fimmel) to train in his hard-edged and psychologically clever style of agenting.

[10/31/08 - 03:09 PM]
'The Beast' Will Premiere in January '09 on A&E
Patrick Swayze and Travis Fimmel star in the drama, due next year.

[06/09/08 - 02:47 PM]
A&E Greenlights New Original Drama Series 'The Beast' Starring Patrick Swayze & Travis Fimmel
The series will begin production on the 13-one hour episode order this summer in Chicago, and is tentatively slated to premiere in early 2009.

[04/29/08 - 08:17 AM]
A&E Network Announces Comprehensive Brand Positioning
The centerpiece of the new brand will be the tagline "Real Life. Drama.," it was announced at the network's upfront presentation by Bob DeBitetto.

[12/28/07 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 24-28
Updates include: loads of casting news, from A&E's "The Cleaner" to Spike TV's "S.I.S." to ABC Family's "Roomies."

[12/03/07 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 3-7
Updates include: Thom Beers, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun ink three-series/30-episode deal with NBC, the Wayans brothers land a comedy at VH1 and Connie Nielsen to topline A&E's "Danny Fricke."

[10/12/07 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 8-12
Updates include: "24's" Kiefer Sutherland reaches a plea agreement over his DUI arrest, CBS Television Distribution looks to spin off "Dr. Phil," FOX eyes an animated revamp of "The Pitts" and plenty of new casting news.

[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.

[05/01/07 - 08:58 AM]
A&E Announces Five New Scripted Drama Series Projects in Development
They join a slate of six previously announced projects, with a goal to go into production on one original drama series for a 2008 debut.







BEAST, THE (A&E)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/15/09 - 4/23/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 6/15/09
DESCRIPTION:
(from A&E's web site, March 2009) The Beast, starring Patrick Swayze and Travis Fimmel, centers on an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran, Charles Barker (Swayze), who takes on a rookie partner, Ellis Dove (Fimmel). Barker trains Dove in a hard-edged, psychologically driven approach towards undercover work, where a moment's hesitation can lead to death. In the premiere episode of The Beast, the mischievous Barker hazes Dove as they go undercover on their first case to infiltrate a weapons smuggling ring. Barker brilliantly manipulates situations, constantly tests his new partner's abilities and pushes him to delve deeper into the roles of the undercover characters he creates. Although Dove takes a liking to Barker, the new job takes its toll on him. The stress and danger of being an agent quickly makes him realize that he can no longer maintain normal relationships outside of work. Yet that's not the worst of it. The rookie is confronted with a larger challenge: An FBI Internal Affairs team feels Barker may have gone rogue and they try to enlist Dove as a double-agent in the bureau's investigation of his mentor. The Beast is produced by Sony Pictures Television for A&E Network.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brette Taylor as Karen
· Larry Gilliard as Nick
· Lindsay Pulsipher as Rose
· Patrick Swayze as Charles Barker
· Travis Fimmel as Ellis Dove
CREW INFORMATION:
· Allan Loeb as EP
· Cory Concoff as EP
· John Romano as EP
· Michael Dinner as DIR (Pilot)
· Steven Pearl as EP
· Vincent Angell as CRTR/CO-EP
· William Rotko as CRTR/CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fuel Filmworks
· Scarlet Fire Productions
· Sony Pictures Television