CW cancels Mischa Barton starrer 'The Beautiful Life'

The CW announced today that it was pulling The Beautiful Life starring Mischa Barton off the schedule and that production would cease immediately. The drama about New York models became the first cancellation of the 2009-10 season, no thanks to dismal ratings after two weeks. Last week’s episode lost roughly 60 percent of its America’s Next Top Model lead-in.

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  • Stacey

    What does that mean for the timeslot. Will they bring out a mid season show like “Life UneXpected”? Or just fill the timeslot with reruns of other shows? Hmmm… I liked Beautiful Life; but it was boring…and I can see why people didn’t care for it.

  • Mel

    I really liked this show :(

  • darrin

    this means if smallville does not do well on fridays it has a home now yay!

    • Alex

      Agreed, I fear for Smallville being in the Friday death slot…I would love if they moved it to this now open slot. Though I’d be sad if I had to choose between it and Glee.

      • ivytyler

        at least you can watch CW shows online. and glee on hulu.

  • Molly

    Bring back Reaper!

    • Bobby

      That’s exactly what I was thinking,that was a fun show,way to go CW.

    • meisk

      Totally a good idea we need REAPER back!!!!! :D

      • auds

        HECK YES!
        BRING BACK REAPER!!!!
        BRING BACK REAPER!!!!
        BRING BACK REAPER!!!!
        It was the BEST show to ever grace CW and they never appreciated it!

      • Joe

        The ironic thing is “Reaper” had slightly better ratings than some of CW’s current shows… bring that f**ker back…now. I loved that damn show.

      • Denise

        amen sister….reaper was a wonderful show, or maybe even privileged, they cancelled a series that was on a cliffhanger, how dare they???

    • NotMozart

      Hells yeah, Reaper RULED!!!

      • Craig

        Yes, REAPER ruled!!!

      • NubianGoddess

        I loved that show! They totally need to bring that back.

    • laylagalise

      Yes! Reaper was awesome!

  • Ronnie

    What happen to the days when a show had a least a month to try and build an audience. It’s in the toughest time slot against the ABC comedy block and SVU and Glee. They really should have placed it somewhere else if they wanted to give it a chance.

    • Ama

      That is not the toughest time slot. If it could not survive wednesday with a strong (for CW) lead-in, then there it could not do better anywhere else. Wednesday is actually the least competitive day Monday to Thursday. The target demo will be out Friday and saturday so that would have killed the show faster. Monday – House, CBS comedy block, DWTS. Tuesday – NCIS, DWTS, biggest loser, hell’s kitchen. Thursday is actually the toughest. 9pm CSI, Greys, The office, Fringe.

    • Jaime

      What happened is the economy went down the crapper and TV studios are struggling big time. If a show doesn’t show promise to be a big hit right out of the gate, it’s a goner.

    • Michael

      This has nothing to do with timeslot. Vampire Diaries and Supernatural are competing against the toughest time slots of the week and they still maintain signficantly larger audiences. Reruns of Will and Grace on Lifetime garner larger audiences than the Beautiful Life. The network would have been crazy not to cancel it.

  • michelekamay

    After two episodes??? Wow, that’s a hot sh**!
    I thing the series got potential so I guess it’s somewhat because of Mischa Barton who is not really reliable now.

    • michelekamay

      But I gotta say the CW is always in a kind of rush, I don’t understand! They don’t really take the time to build a good tv series for at least a whole season! And they should stop losing money on posters ads and (not that)appealing teasers.

  • Carmen

    HONESTLY I DIDN’T THINK THE SHOW WAS GONNA LAST!!!! I DID WATCH IT IT WAS OK BUT COME ON LET’S BE HONEST, IT’S WASN’T MEANT TO LAST!!!! I MEAN WHAT ELSE WOULD THEY COME UP WITH??

  • kris

    Can’t say I’m surprised. I barely got through the first 15 minutes of the horrible pilot. I’m more sad that they greenlit this show over another season of Privileged.

    • Marie

      Yep,cancelling ‘Privileged’was a terrible mistake. I think CW should revive it when ’90210′ and/or ‘Melrose Place’ hits the skids.

    • swnyc

      I miss Priveleged!!!

  • Mib815

    LIke the smallville idea but I have one great suggestion: Reaper!!!!!!!

  • Buddy

    I think CW is screwed on Wednesday’s at 9:00 and here’s why: FOX has the 18-34 year old female market cornered with Glee. I think last week they had a 5 share in that demo? That really cuts into CW’s so-called lock on young women. In fact, it blows it out of the water.

    • Eric

      I agree. It doesn’t matter what they put there Glee will kill it.

  • Sarah

    BRING BACK VERONICA MARS!!

    • PMD

      PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, FIND SOME WAY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! I WILL NEVER EVER BAD MOUTH CW AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

    • genny

      VERONICVA MARS WAS N WILL ALWAYS B THE BEST SHOW THEY EVER HADDDD

  • k

    Hey, CW, why don’t you develop decent shows, and then maybe you won’t waste your money and our time.

  • DJ

    Now there’s room for Body Politic!!!!!!

    • Fatima

      I want that show to happen too!!

      As for this one: It wasn’t as bad as Melrose.

    • Joanie

      Nah, the CW’s not smart enough for that.

    • PMD

      If CW can’t bring back Veronica Mars (which I know is never ever going to happen), I think they should bring Body Politic (I will take Jason Dohring any way I can). But Joanie is right, CW is not smart enough…

      • jenn

        I was about to suggest Body Politic! But I have to third, the CW is run by a bunch of idiots.

  • Eric

    Nah … they’ll just fill the timeslot with crappy reality tv. But I am not surprised this show is gone this early. It was not going to ever be a hit even by CW standards. I fully expected below 1 million total viewers next week.

  • Tee

    Saw this coming from a mile away. The numbers were really bad, even by CW standards. Also, the show wasn’t good. Though I figured they would let it limp on a little longer before putting it out of its mercy.

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