Saturday, September 26, 2009
"THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE" HAS BEEN CANCELED
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It's official: The Beautiful Life: TBL is dead, a rep for the show tells TVGuide.com.
After airing only two episodes, TBL becomes the first casualty of the fall TV season. The show has been immediately pulled from the schedule, and production on the seventh episode was shut down on Friday.
TBL only grabbed 1.1 million viewers for its second episode. Prior to the premiere, the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama got some unexpected publicity via show star Mischa Barton's medical issues. Around that time, production was halted for a week, purportedly to complete the construction of sets.
The CW has announced that encores of the new Melrose Place will air in Life's vacant timeslot.