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Kristin Kreuk headlines CW's 'Beauty and the Beast'

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February

tbd-kristinkreuk022012.jpgCW is resurrecting another show from the past, this time Linda Hamilton's old Beauty and the Beast series. How close are they to being done? They've selected a lead already, in this case Smallville's Kristin Kreuk. That's a reboot worth watching.

The erstwhile Lana Lang stars as an NYPD homicide detective who has been searching for the disfigured freakshow who avenged her own mother's murder nine years earlier, Deadline.com says. Apparently the Beast in this version is the survivor of a military experiment gone awry who moonlights as a superhero. That's different.

We've heard worse ideas than combining a cop show with a superhero show with The X-Files -- like a fourth Transformers movie. We'll give it a shot when it debuts, whenever that is. Kreuk had an arc on Chuck, too, so she's well-versed in the geek audience they're courting here. Maybe next she can play Inara in a Firefly reboot.

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