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'Beauty and the Beast' CW pilot adds 'The Shield' star Brian White

March 16, 2012

By?Morgan Jeffery

Brian White?has joined the cast of The CW's?Beauty and the Beast.

Loosely based on an '80s CBS drama, the pilot will star Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) as tough NYPD detective Catherine.

Terra Nova's Jay Ryan will also appear as 'beast' Vincent Koslow, the survivor of a botched military experiment.

White will play Joe, the veteran cop who commands Catherine's homicide unit, according to Deadline.

The actor - who previously starred in?The Shield?and?Men of a Certain Age?- can currently be seen in Joss Whedon's?The Cabin in the Woods.

Other stars attached to?Beauty and the Beast?include Max Brown (Spooks), Austin Basis (Life Unexpected), Nicole Gale Anderson (Ringer) and Nina Lisandrello (Nurse Jackie).

Brothers & Sisters?producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper have written and will exec produce the pilot.

A rival?Beauty and the Beast?drama is?also in the works?at ABC, starring Ruth Bradley and Darius Campbell in the lead roles.

Courtesy of digitalspy.com