The Beast

2009, TV Show


Exclusive: SVU Books True Blood Alum to Play Rollins' Sister!

Lindsay Pulsipher, Kelli Giddish

For Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Amanda Rollins, True Blood is thicker than water.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

The NBC cop drama has cast former True Blood star Lindsay Pulsipher to play the recurring role of Kim Rollins, the younger sister of Kelli Giddish's detective, has learned exclusively. Kim, who was first referenced last season, will arrive in New York unexpectedly and will create all kinds of trouble for her older sister.... read more

Mega Buzz on NCIS, Housewives, The Beast, Smallville and More!

Cote De Pablo, Felicity Huffman, Patrick Swayze

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to

I only have one question about the NCIS finale: Is Cote de Pablo returning to the show next season? — B.C.
MATT: Why, did it look like Ziva was on death's doorstep in that secretly filmed torture scene? If so, think back to what NCIS boss Shane Brennan said about that grim cliff-hanger: Come September, "all will be revealed and you will be surprised. It will come at you from left field." (But, in a word: Yes. Sources whisper to me that Cote will be back.) Bonus buzzlet: Season 6 arrives on DVD Aug. 25! 

Please tell us the rumors aren't true, and that Desperate Housewives isn't going with a melodramatic miscarriage storyline for Lynette. — Steph
MICKEY: Egads, this is morbid, Steph, but let's retrace our steps: Marc Cherry has said that he thinks a mother losing a child would be ... read more

A&E Cancels Patrick Swayze's The Beast

Patrick Swayze

A&E has canceled Patrick Swayze's FBI drama The Beast, confirmed Tuesday.

"The Beast has truly been a labor of love for everyone associated with the project and we couldn't be more proud of the series and are in absolute awe of Patrick, his passion and tenacity," A&E president Bob DeBitetto said. read more

Terminator Season 2 and Other Announced Releases

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete 2nd Season

New releases announced today, June 9:

The Beast - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out August 18

Power Rangers R.P.M. - Volume 2: Race For Corinth will be coming out September 8

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs - Collector's Edition, Volume 2 will be coming out August 25

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete 2nd Season (DVD and Blu-ray) will be coming out September 22

Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Is A&E Giving Up on The Beast?

Patrick Swayze

Things aren't looking great for a second season of The Beast.

A&E isn't expected to renew the Patrick Swayze-fronted cop drama, sources told Variety. A rep for the cable network, however, told that no official decision about the show's future has been made.

The series' first season ran for 13 episodes, and the finale aired April 23.

The show has overcome its share of obstacles. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after the pilot was shot, but the actor received a doctor's OK to complete filming once the series was picked up. Swayze also ... read more

Despite Flurry of Twitters to Contrary, Patrick Swayze Lives

Patrick Swayze

Tweets of Patrick Swayze's death have been greatly exaggerated.

A false report that the Dirty Dancing star had lost his battle with cancer burned quickly through the Twitter-sphere early Tuesday, forcing his publicist to issue a statement confirming that he remains alive. read more

A&E Releases Programming Slate, But Where's Patrick Swayze's The Beast?

The Beast

A&E's new slate of original programming doesn't include The Beast, the Patrick Swayze FBI drama imperiled by the health of its star.

That doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show — a rep for the cable network says no decision has been made about the its future — but it comes as a disappointment to Swayze fans who hoped The Beast might appear on A&E's schedule, which was released Tuesday. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008, and shot most of the first season of The Beast while battling the disease.

A&E's sole returning scripted series, the Benjamin Bratt-starrer The Cleaner, returns June 23. read more

Beast Ends Season, But is the Show Over as Well?

The Beast

The Beast's season finale airs Thursday (10 pm/ET, A&E,), but whether it's also the series finale of the Patrick Swayze drama remains to be seen.

Nothing has been decided about the fate of the show, in which Swayze plays an undercover FBI agent, a series rep says. Any decision, of course, relies on the more important fate of the show's star, who has battled pancreatic cancer since early last year. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Trouble the Water
8:30 pm/ET HBO
If you think you've seen it all about Hurricane Katrina in 2005, give this 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary a look. Amateur videographer Kimberly Roberts and her husband shot footage before, during and after the storm from New Orleans' Ninth Ward, then, coincidentally, hooked up with filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (whose credits include several Michael Moore films). Their collaboration reveals a story seldom seen by TV cameras, and the Roberts' optimism in the face of so much loss is a tribute to the human spirit.

Read on for previews of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, The Beast and Southland. read more

Lost in New York? Buh-bye Grissom, a Bare Ass and More Top Moments!

CSI, 24, American Idol

TV came roaring back this week, with a brand-new American Idol and the start of 24. They were both entertaining and everything, but did everybody catch that flat-out miracle in New York City? Or two rather high-profile goodbyes? Relive and discuss them all in our Top Moments. Plus, look out next week for our special presidential inauguration coverage on Tuesday: Watch a live video stream of Obama's swearing-in on, follow us on Twitter ( and submit your Top Moments for inclusion in our special edition.

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Premiered: January 15, 2009, on A&E
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The professional and personal dramas of an unorthodox FBI veteran and his rookie partner.



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