Slated on the CW's schedule after top hit "The Vampire Diaries" on Thursdays is the network's reboot of "Beauty and the Beast," starring "Smallville" alum Kristin Kreuk opposite Jay Ryan. The clip above, essentially a flashback, shows how exceedingly dark the show is willing to go.

Kreuk's character, Catherine Chandler, is a homicide detective, allowing "Beauty" to incorporate a weekly procedural element into the series. 

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