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ABC Orders ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Pilot

Not to be outdone by all the other networks and the recent emergence of multiple fairy tale shows, ABC is moving forward with its reboot of the classic fairy tale where a beautiful and tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast, Beauty and the Beast.

Human Target writer Jonathan E. Steinberg (Jericho) will pen the project while Gary Fleder (Life Unexpected) and Mary Beth Basile (October Road) are attached to executive produce the ABC Studios project through Mojo Films.

ABC’s Beauty and the Beast update comes on the heels of the network’s new found success with the modern day retelling of the fairy tale Once Upon a Time, the dual universe drama revolving around Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and her long-lost daughter (Jennifer Morrison).

It’s the second Beauty and the Beast project ordered to pilot this month. The CW’s modern-day take (Reboot) on the 1980s CBS drama that starred Ron Perlman as Vincent (aka the Beast) and Linda Hamilton as Catherine (the Beauty).

Felicity’s Jennifer Levin and Brothers and SistersSherri Cooper are attached to write the project and executive produce alongside Paul Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Bill Haber.

So we get dueling Beauty and the Beast shows.

Couldn’t we just put them all in the Thunder-dome and let one come out?

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