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How Beautiful: YouTube Breathes New Life into Canceled Series


The CW’s new fall season looked very promising - at first. After some seriously low ratings, the network decided to make a few big changes. People were fired, shows were cut and The Beautiful Life was changed for ever. The series was cut after only two episodes aired. Ouch. Thanks to YouTube, Life .

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The Beautiful Life Lives Again on YouTube

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Internet,

The Beautiful Life's Mischa BartonThe season’s very first canceled program is now getting a second life…on the internet.

- featuring Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton and Elle McPherson - was only able to air two episodes before it was yanked by the CW. That left three finished hours sitting on the shelves.

Not wanting to waste what he helped produce, Ashton Kutcher has announced that the remaining segments will be available via YouTube. As of today, the first three weeks have been posted. The last two will debut on Monday.

“What we feel like we’re doing is creating, in some ways, an industry first,” Kutcher told Reuters. “A show that couldn’t find its legs on television, we believe can find its legs on the Web.”

Thanks to a partnership with Hewlett-Packard, all episodes will air commercial-free.

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Mischa Barton Moves On From Crappy Situation

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, News, Rumors,

Mischa Barton on The Beautiful Life: TBLA little over a month since the CW canceled her show, The Beautiful Life: TBL, Mischa Barton reflects and decides to move on.

“I just don’t think the time was right and that was just a really sh****y situation.” Right, because shows with gorgeous people and major drama don’t fare well on television these days.

The 23 year-old actress, who bumps shoulders with the likes of fashion designer Zac Posen, is keeping her options open when it comes to television or film.

“I’m just figuring out what my next move will be and really looking at a lot of different projects and figuring out what I want to do… These days, television is about just as good as movies… I’m looking forward to being part of something that is right in the future.”

If only she had stripped down for those promo ads—I’ll bet she’s regretting that now.

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Celebrity Double-Take: Stana Katic vs. Mischa Barton

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip,

Castle's Stana KaticMischa Barton

For today’s installment, we have Castle‘s Stana Katic on the left and ‘s Mischa Barton on the right.

One currently stars in a show about murders while the other has a show that is DOA.

(Make sure to check out more of our Celebrity Double-Takes here, here and here.)


TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/29)

The Vampire Diaries

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Melrose Place (CW) - Six more episodes ordered
  • One Tree Hill (CW) - Full season order
  • The Vampire Diaries (CW) - Nine more episodes ordered
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney) - Eight more episodes ordered

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS)
  • The Cleaner (A&E)

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

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The Beautiful Life Canceled by CW

The Beautiful Life

There’s some good news and bad news for Mischa Barton.

The good news? She can now shelve that “My Wisdom Teeth Put Me in the Psych Ward” story. The bad news?  She now has more free time on her hands.

Despite a recent debut on the runway, The Beautiful Life has officially become the first major cancellation of the fall fashion season. The CW dimmed the lights on the Ashton Kutcher-produced show after two weeks of dismal ratings.

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Wednesday Ratings: TBL Not-So-Beautiful for the CW

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Ratings, Video,


Looks like the new teen-friendly, high-society programming schedule at the CW isn’t paying off as well as expected. The network’s new and much-touted series is failing miserably in the ratings race.

The series gained only a 0.5 rating last night with its target 18-49 audience, while getting a rather dismal 1.05 million viewers total. What’s okay on cable just won’t do for a network that’s trying to be a major player in the TV game. Even this TBL news wouldn’t be so bad, but both Melrose Place and 90210 are performing as well.

Looks like the CW needs to keep re-vamping their schedule…or, just show more Vampire Diaries.

(You can review last Wednesday’s ratings here.)

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Friday Ratings: NBC Makes a Week End Mark

Up until now, CBS has traditionally dominated Friday nights with its Ghost Whisperer/Numb3rs combo. But could Jay Leno potentially change that? Although we’re still a week away from finding out, the program got off to a nice start this weekend. Primetime’s new 10:00 show helped give NBC a win in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • (2.0/7 in 18-49) averaged 7.4 million over two hours.
  • Approximately 5 million watched the finale of (1.0/4).
  • Ghost Whisperer* (1.1/4) pulled in 4.6 million.
  • The 2009 (0.6/2) attracted 2.2 million.
  • Smallville* (0.6/2) dialed up 1.6 million.

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Wednesday Ratings: Ugly Start for Beautiful Life

When it comes to shows about young adults, it seems audiences prefer characters who are awkward and musical—not pretty and anorexic. Yesterday’s debut of The Beautiful Life bombed despite an ANTM lead-in and raised approximately 5 million less than its FOX competitor (Glee). As Stanford Blatch would say, TBL was Wednesday night’s fashion roadkill.

Mischa Barton in The Beautiful LIfe8pm

  • The finale America’s Got Talent (3.5/10 in 18-49) averaged 15.5 million over two hours.
  • Wipeout (2.1/7) took 6.2 million down.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (5.7 million, 2.4/7) slipped by 800,000.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine* (1.1/4) had 4.5 million laughing; Gary Unmarried* (1.2/4) turned in 4.5 million.
  • America’s Next Top Model (2.8 million, 1.4/4) took a 400,000 hit.

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This Week on TV (9/14-9/20)

The Biggest Loser

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/14)

Season premieres: Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke, Gossip Girl, The Jay Leno Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, One Tree Hill, Oprah, Lincoln Heights, The Steve Wilkos Show

  • Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings):  Season premiere. “ talks to Oprah—and no topic is off-limits. The back-to-back, two-day event begins Monday, September 14.” Explaining the “doodie bubble” incident with Bobby could actually take a lifetime.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 8pm):  Season premiere. “Nathan faces a career-threatening accusation with the help of his new sports agent.” A few kinds acts with PETA later, and he’s back in the game.
  • Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere. “This reality series about comic Eddie Griffin’s financial foibles opens with his accountant explaining that he’s spending far more than he’s bringing in because of the many people he supports.” By the end of Season 1, one family member will have to pack up their knives while another will have their torch snuffed.

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