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
Episode screencaptures of Mischa’s scenes in the pilot episode of TBL have been uploaded. I hope all you guys watched! Mischa was outstanding, Sonja is an awesome character.
I’ve also uploaded episode clips of Mischa’s scenes in the show. Enjoy!
A couple of candid shots of Mischa with Corbin Bleu, Gal Gadot, Nico Tortorella and Ben Hollingsworth have been uploaded to the Twitter pages of Ben (@hollingsworthb) and Corbin (@CorbinBleu). Mischa looks hilarious in them, lol!
Here is a video of Mischa talking about her character Sonja Stone.
And another video featuring the other cast members too.
Photos of Mischa at the The CW and Harper’s Bazaar Launch Party for The Beautiful Life: TBL have been uploaded. Mischa looks AMAZINGGG!!! She’s pictured with various cast members including Sara Paxton, Ashley Madekwe, Ben Hollingsworth and Corbin Bleu. Mischa is also pictured with Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore as well as CW President Dawn Ostroff.
Also check out this really short video from MTV of Mischa answering a question about being back in NY:
New promo shot of Mischa, Sara and Ben for The Beautiful Life. Unfortunately its only a very small version, hopefully the larger version comes out soon.
The Beautiful Life: TBL – Series Premiere Wednesday Sept. 16th, 9/8c – The CW
The CW has released the official synopsis for episode 1.02 The Beautiful Aftermath for Mischa’s new show The Beautiful Life: TBL.
NINA GARCIA (“PROJECT RUNWAY”) GUEST STARS Chris (Ben Hollingsworth) believes his chances at a modeling career are over and prepares to leave New York City until he receives a surprise phone call from Claudia (Elle Macpherson). Claudia informs Raina (Sara Paxton) that she needs to focus more on her career and less on her new relationship with Chris. Isaac (Corbin Bleu) confronts Vivienne (guest star Jamie Murray, “Dexter”) about her behavior towards him at a go-see, and the two end up working out an arrangement that serves both their needs. Marissa (Ashley Madekwe) accuses Sonja (Mischa Barton) of stealing the Versace campaign from her and decides to seek revenge in a very public way, which leads Sonja to Cole (Nico Tortorella) for assistance. Marissa invites Raina’s brother, Alex (guest star Billy Magnussen, “As the World Turns”), to a party hosted by Nina Garcia (“Project Runway”), where more secrets about Raina’s past are revealed. Michael Lehmann directed the episode written by Anna Fricke and Mike Kelley (#101).