Eh, I like OUaT
's take on Beauty & the Beast
better anyway - the Beast really is a villain! (And I'm glad ABC didn't pick up their series since it would have been redundant.)
Vulture has an interesting article
about the pilot pickup process that talks about the reasons why there are so many divergent rumors (because of the different departments involved in the process - though, this year the early rumors were fairly accurate) and a scary tale of how Lost
almost didn't make it!
And Jeremy Renner was in a pilot that didn't get picked up! Dang did they miss out. (I vaguely remember that one...The Oaks
...a multigenerational horror story.)