Some Ugly News: The Beautiful Life Canceled

The CW drama is the first casualty of the new fall season

By Natalie Finn Sep 25, 2009 10:51 PMTags
The Beautiful Life CastJan 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, with the CW opting to cancel the drama after just two episodes, the network confirmed to E! News Friday.

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 with 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.


At least Mischa still has a closet full of clothes! Check out her real-life beautiful life in our Fashion Spotlight gallery.