The Beautiful Life Cast

Jan Thijs / The CW

Every fall, the bell tolls first for someone. This year, it tolls for thee, Mischa Barton.

She and the rest of the comely cast of The Beautiful Life are out of a job, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which has it on authority that the CW drama has been canceled after just two episodes.

This marks the first (and, assuredly, not the last by far) cancellation of the just-begun 2009-10 television season.

The Ashton Kutcher-produced show, about the trials and tribulations of the modeling world (which, on TV at least, involves a lot of sex and catfighting), was plagued by production problems from the start, starting with Barton's hospitalization for emotional exhaustion and post-op pain in July.

To add insult to injury, a mere 1.5 million people tuned in for its Sept. 16 premiere, and only 1 million caught Wednesday's episode.

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