New CBS Studios Series 'Elementary' and 'Beauty and the Beast' to Premiere Thursday, July 12 at Comic-Con 2012

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June 26th, 2012

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Star-Studded Panels to Include Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for "Elementary," and Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan for "Beauty and the Beast"


June 26, 2012 – Los Angeles – CBS Television Studios will feature the world premiere screenings of its highly-anticipated fall series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ELEMENTARY at Comic-Con 2012 during back-to-back panels in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 12. After premiering the first episodes exclusively for Comic-Con fans, panel discussions will follow with producers and fan-favorites Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and producers and series stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for ELEMENTARY.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Screening and Panel Hashtag: #batbSDCC

(Thursday, July 12 at 3:30-4:35 PM, Ballroom 20)


Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) and Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) along with Executive Producers Jennifer Levin (“Without a Trace”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers & Sisters”), Brian Peterson (“Smallville”) and Kelly Souders (“Smallville”) discuss the new CW fall series, a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective who is haunted by witnessing her mother's murder nine years ago – as well as the murderer’s quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller (Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him to lead a secret life in hiding. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dalton Ross (Assistant Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly).


Kreuk, Ryan and the show executive producers will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CW/CBS Booth at 5:00-6:15 PM on the convention floor.


For the latest updates on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and BTS coverage of Comic-Con, go to:,; Twitter: @CW_Network, @CBSTVStudios, @MsKristinKreuk


ELEMENTARY Screening and Panel Hashtag: #ItsElementary

(Thursday, July 12 at 4:40-5:45 PM, Ballroom 20)


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and this fall on CBS the legendary characters get a contemporary update cracking cases in present-day New York City. Brilliant investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller (“Dexter”), is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”). Together, Sherlock’s unique detective skills and Watson’s medical expertise form a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Be the first to see the premiere episode of the new television series followed by a panel discussion with series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Executive Producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly and moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Assistant Managing Editor Dalton Ross.


For the latest updates on ELEMENTARY and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go to,; Twitter: @Elementary_CBS, @CBSatComicCon @CBSTVStudio


Stars Miller and Liu and creators of ELEMENTARY will participate in an exclusive autograph signing at the CBS/CW Booth on Thursday, July 12 at 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM.


For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @CBSTVStudios and visit

  • Mi

    So far the only review I heard about The Beauty and The Beast was horrific, in a bad way.. (EW), I wouldn’t call it anticipated, lol..

  • Sid

    I hate the SMALLVILLE execs are apart of Beauty and the Beast. Everything they’ve touched since SMALLVILLE has ended ended up being cancelled(MELROSE PLACE, Charlie’s Angels and The Secret Circle to name a few).

  • Mi

    @Sid ditto, but at least it means Cult could become TVD’s lead-out later this season ;)

  • Aerilyn

    Yeah, I too am hearing pretty bad things about the Beauty and the Beast Pilot. I don’t see this one lasting and I can easily see Cult taking its place mid-season.

  • cimmer

    I too have not heard good things about Beauty and the Beast (as well as Elementary, mainly because of the new British take on “Sherlock”). This B&tB seems glossy and kind of shallow from what I’ve seen so far. Someone’s been watching too much ‘Twilight’ I’m thinking. lol

  • Tom

    BB is in the CW’s Thursday night death slot. The competition is Grey’s, Glee, the Office/P&R and POI. It also had the added disadvantages of being a remake of an earlier series (starring Linda Hamilton) without a particularly good lead actress. Look for this to tank by December.

  • David

    I will watch Elementary with an open mind because I expect people to be biased and bash it because of the BBC series (which I LOVE!). I do not think it can hold up for 22+ episodes, but if they can do that I will applaud them.

  • ron

    that guy doesnt look lieka beast e.e he only ahs a scared e.e well lets see what happens

  • michelle

    Will definitely wath Beauty and the Beast!! Looks pretty exciting to me!

  • michelle

    will WATCH BatB.. typo error :)

  • easy

    Kristin Kreuk is the biggest reason there is so much buzz on this show. Not only is she just stunningly gorgeous, she is a excellent actress as well. This show may even bring viewers back to the CW, who left the network when Kristin did. If they concentrate on the main characters, with good story lines as the did in the early years of Smallville we may see another big hit!!

    GOOD luck to both shows, love to see the beautiful Lucy Liu on a big network show too!!!

  • Aries

    My long time crush Kristin Kreuk is in it.. what more can I ask for! Expect me to be there once it premieres.

  • din

    i cant wait to see BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!! :D

  • TimsDale4ever

    Which ones the BEAST? lmao

  • uh

    hearing bad things means nothing right now. it could be a ghost whispering in your ear for all anyone cares. the show hasn’t even started yet.
    for someone who’s seen the pilot and didn’t like it, more apparently did, enough for it to be picked up at least.
    you don’t like it, don’t watch it. no one’s forcing you to.

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