CW Purges Model-Drama The Beautiful Life

If you were one of the slightly-more-than one million people who happened to watch last week's episode of The Beautiful Life, I have some sad news for you. That was the last episode that will ever air on television, for The Beautiful Life is no more.

The CW canceled the Ashton-Kutcher-produced drama after just its second episode, and it's pretty obvious why. Despite using near-nude models to promote the show, just over one million people watched The Beautiful Life's most-recent episode last Wednesday. How few people is that? As Variety points out, more people watched a repeat of Magic's Biggest Secrets Revealed on My Network TV. Yes, there were more viewers interested in learning tricks to perform at a 12-year old's birthday party than viewers who wanted to see Mischa Barton act.

The show has nothing to blame but itself for its demise; it was scheduled in a great time slot (9pm on a Wednesday night), it was perfectly paired with the network's most popular show (America's Next Top Model), and it had tabloid-worthy news going into its debut (Barton's mental illness). So what went wrong? A few things called acting, writing, and substance.

But The Beautiful Life isn't the only show that's recently been let go -- Benjamin Bratt will no longer force interventions on people as A&Es; The Cleaner. The show has been canceled after two seasons, says The Hollywood Reporter.

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Lmao i hope the cw folds that what it gets for cancelling great quality shows such as ''Veronica Mars'' and ''Reaper'' for Crappy redo's of 90's shows an dumb reality flith Karma with be a b**tch Cw =]
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Not surprised at all but I am surprised that even 1 million tuned in...I mean how far or how intriguing could this show get??? Then you have a reality version of it already. I didn't bother with "Beauty & the Geek" and I sure wasn't going to bother with this. It won't be missed.
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I am bummed it was canceled, I actually liked it. It was nice to see a drama about model life rather than another reality show about it. It was conflicting with my other shows so I had to record it on another dvr, so I guess I don't have to worry about that anymore, I will miss it though.
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i'm sad for Ashton Kutcher as i usually love his stuff but this show was just pointless and had no flow or anything.. i only watched the one episode just to see what it was all about(Not rlly my Genre but i figured why not) and it was just unwatchable bad..
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I was never impressed with the whole consept of the show, so I could never force myself to watch the show at all for either episodes, that and I didn't even know when it was on :)
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this show was terrible. i only watched 10 min of the first epsoide. i thought it would have been good. mischa barton was great on the oc and sara paxton is hot.
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Really?? After just 2 episodes?
This sucks!
I actually looked forward to this week's episode.
Don't they know BH 90210 first season didn't do well at all?
Man...at least give it a show!
First Pushing Daisies...now this show :(
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Are we supposed to be surprised about The Beautiful Life?
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lawlz. i hate ashton good for the cw.
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its too bad, i actually kinda liked the beautiful life. how can you cancel after 2 episodes. they didn't even give it a chance to get better. 90210 had crappy acting and storylines in the first season but they kept that but this season is actually better. canceling after 2 episodes is a joke
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The ratings was pretty poor!
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The Beautiful Life may have had a chance if there was no Next Top Model. There's enough nonsense in those shows without paying actors to portray it. However, to all involved in the show I do feel it was unfair to cancel after two episodes. Even with Networks changing timeslots I've heard of poorly rated shows getting something of an airing. I saw the first episode & watched because I so enjoyed Swingtown. Now *that* was a show cancelled before it's time!
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Guys, Listen to me! don't stay empty handed, help me publish this petition site to bting back the show: To help save The Beautiful Life:TBL sign this petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/tblcw321/petition.html
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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Good I hope all these cw shows bomb the way yall did The Game Girlfriends and Everybody Hates Chris. I hope the only one who makes it is Tyra
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It was pretty obvious The Beautiful Life was coming to an end, its sad though cause they didnt give it a chance!
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Maybe it wasn't the best show, but doesn't anybody else get pissed off when they cancel shows so quickly???? FFS, have a modicum of respect for those million people who did watch it, and give us one tiny little complete story arc before the execution! Why should I even bother watching a new show if it may not last past the second episode? When will there be a network who has the balls to say "You can watch something new without fear of us cutting you off at the knees." If you can't commit to six episodes, then don't air one, you heartless bastards. Next season I will leave my TV turned off until I know which shows actually make it out of the starting gate alive. Maybe I'll just leave it off altogether.
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good riddance. shame about the cleaner though
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it had cancel town written all over it...
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Good Riddance, Beautiful Life was horrible.
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"Yes, there were more viewers interested in learning tricks to perform at a 12-year old's birthday party than viewers who wanted to see Mischa Barton act."

HA-HA-HA Very well put I still blame her attempt-at-acting for the downfall of The OC but never mind
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wow. just...wow.
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The only reason I even watched The Beautiful Life the first episode was because it was free on iTunes. While it satisfied my need for fluff there are just too many higher quality shows (with an actual story-line) that I would rather watch. The show seemed beyond empty and instead of being a "beautiful people with hearts and real problems" kind of show it was instead just lacking in quality, charm, and purpose. While I don't hate Barton (as so many people seem to) I think this show was a sinking ship from the beginning and she should have never been on board (as the only person with a series resume I respected with "The OC"). The Cleaner can RIP and its sucks for it's fans but hey it's all still a business at the end of the day...
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I rather loose beautiful life for Melrose Place. At least Melrose place has storyline.
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Good riddance to bad TV! Even the concept of the Beautiful Life sounds lame, i'm glad viewers are discerning enough not to fall for pretty empty faces.
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I don't know whats worse. Watching new episodes of the boring beautiful life or watching encores of the painful to watch once melrose place?
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Tabloid News ? are you serious ? I'm not interested by the show , but it didnt even actually have a chance .

There was hardly any advertisement , and one tabloid show of a starlet that actually get on the nerves of many people isnt going to attract everyone .

I could see crap like Melrose place 2.0 and vampire diaries plastered all over the city , but no article news , ad or mention whatsoever of Beautiful life .

I learned about the show twice ... last week when ratings numbers and results were given , and tonight with the cancellation news .

Regardless of how good or bad the show might be , it's actually one of the CW's constant shenanigans . Hell i'm even still mad at CW's for Veronica mars , a few other great stuff , and most irritating enough the failure of most series that took VM and co's slots .
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Didn't know this show premiered.Anyone else tired of the CW canceling shows because the cast isn't quote on quote beautiful(Aliens in America)?Good riddens to a show without substance.I Only liked Ashton Kutcher in That 70's Show.
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jajaja that's so wrong. LOL for the review...
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WHAT?!?!?!? I dont iven hear the axe!! What the hex happend?!?!?



XO XO



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This show looked like it ad some some promised, maybe the nowhere-nearly nude as we would like models, had something to do with it, but when it premiered, it proved to be one endless cliche vault, with some lame, already used 1k times story...
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I agree filmstu2005. Ashton is an OK actor, but he shouldn't attempt to do anything else.
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First good news I've heard all day. Yay! Btw, Ashton Kutcher is a total DOUCHEBAG. This is what you get for forcing Beauty and the Geek on us along with all your other crappy reality tv shows. Contrary to your own belief, you're not the sh!t, dude.
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