...and the other Beauty and the Beast pilot gets a greenlight.
This is from ABC, based on the original fairy tale (as opposed to the CW version, which is a remake of the series with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman.)
...the drama project is described as is a period/fantastical reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast. It is eyed as a potential companion for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. Both Once Upon A Time and Beauty And The Beast feature characters from classic Disney movies, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle and the Beast.
I vote for Josh Holloway to play Gaston.
He'd also make a good Beast, but it would be a crime against humanity to hide him under all that makeup.