We have the first casualty of the fall season.
After two episodes, The CW has canceled Ashton Kutcher’s scripted drama “The Beautiful Life.”
Wednesday’s episode was seen by just 1 million viewers and generated a 0.5 rating in the adult demo.
The CW’s freshman revamp of “Melrose Place” has had difficulty achieving liftoff as well, but Thursday night’s “Vampire Diaries” has been performing strong. Last night’s third “Diaries” episode grew in the adult demo despite facing increased competition.
The CW has not yet announced a replacement for the “Beautiful Life” slot. The new reality shows won’t be ready until January. One option is airing “Melrose Place” encores (like the way the network double-pumped “90210” last season). Another option, less likely, is to bring “Smallville” back into the midweek mix. “Smallville” was shifted to Friday nights for its final season and debuts this evening.
ETA: Production has been shut down on the show and there are currently no plans to air the episodes that were filmed. Melrose Place repeats will take TBL’s slot. Zap2it
Couple of sets of candids have been uploaded:
– Mischa walks to the set of The Beautiful Life – Sep 23 (these are from before she changed into the Herve Leger dress below)
– Mischa walking Charlie and Ziggy in NYC – Sep 24
The ratings for this episode were even worse than last week (with just over a million people watching). It doesn’t look like The CW can afford to leave the show on the air. So they’ll either have to pull it completely or test another timeslot. For now though, episode 3 “The Beautiful Lie” is still due to air next Wednesday.
Candids of Mischa filming interior shots for a Max Azria show on the set of TBL have been uploaded. Mischa looks AMAZING in her Herve Leger dress.
Scans from Mischa’s cover and spread from Grazia UK have been uploaded. New interview is featured inside with a spread on Mischa’s various looks from the last couple of weeks. Big thanks to Mel from Penn Badgley Web for scanning.
Thanks to Piero, here is a cover preview from an Italian magazine called “Donna Moderna”. Scans will be added over the next couple of days.
“The Beautiful Triangle” (CONTENT RATING TBD) (HDTV) – October 07th, 9/8c only on The CW
ED QUINN (“TRUE BLOOD”) GUEST STARS Raina (Sara Paxton) and Cole (Nico Tortorella) are nervous about the authenticity of their chemistry during their new campaign but loosen up after a little pep talk. Chris (Ben Hollingsworth) grows increasingly uncomfortable with Raina and Cole’s working relationship. Claudia’s (Elle Macpherson) husband, Richard (guest star Ed Quinn, “True Blood”), is interested in hiring Sonja (Mischa Barton) to be the face of his cosmetics company’s reinvention campaign. In need of cash, Chris takes a job in Alex’s (Billy Magnussen) bar, and Marissa (Ashley Madekwe) continues to help attract a crowd at the club. Isaac (Corbin Bleu) starts spending time with Hayley (guest star Natalie Floyd) a new model at the residence, which makes Vivienne (Jaime Murray, “Dexter”) jealous. Michael Fields directed the episode written by Lisa Henthorn & Jonathon Roessler.
Check out this preview video of Wednesday’s episode of TBL: