This version stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as an NYPD officer and a former soldier who are romantically involved as she investigates her mother’s murder.“Beauty and the Beast” has never been much of a ratings performer, averaging a 0.6 rating in 18-49 and 1.6 million total viewers in “live plus same-day” estimates for its premiere season in 2012-13.
The name Liberty was chosen to reflect the freedom the members experienced following their participation in Popstars.
Amidst pejorative media commentary (including the term "Flopstars"), the act proceeded to sign a multimillion-pound record contract with Richard Branson's independent record label, V2 records.
It seemed touch-and-go that it would receive a third season and the numbers proved why: Season 3, which premiered in June, averaged a 0.23 in the demo and nearly 900,000 same-day total viewers, according to Nielsen.
Despite this, it was known for having an ardent fan base that included CW president Mark Pedowitz.
In October 2012 it was confirmed the group would reform for a one-off appearance at the Hammersmith Apollo and feature in the ITV2 series The Big Reunion with other pop groups Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Five, 911 and Honeyz.