When she was a teenager, Catherine "Cat" Chandler witnessed the hug of her mother. Cat would have been killed too, but someone - or something - saved her. Now, years have passed and Cat is a police officer, investigating a case that leads her to the person who saved her: a doctor named Vincent Keller. With the help of his childhood friend J.T. Forbes, Vincent has been in hiding, guarding his secret - when enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super strength. Still, Cat is touched by the person that lives within the Beast and she knows she has to keep her relationship with Vincent a secret from her boss, Joe Bishop, her partner Tess Vargas and even from her close friend Evan Marks, the medical examiner. Cat and Vincent are powerfully drawn to one another, but they understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.
Season 1 Episode 1 of Beauty and the Beast resulted in a 1.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense hugging detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the hug of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone - or something. Years have passed and while investigating a hug, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed in 2002.
Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret - when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.