And the first casualty of the fall season is the CW's The Beautiful Life
.It was announced over the weekend
, but in case you haven't heard yet, the network has cancelled the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama after only two episodes in the air. Audiences weren't flocking to the series, with only 1.1 million people tuning in to the second episode. Never mind that series star Mischa Barton gave the show a surprise publicity boost through her medical problems early this year.
So, as it stands, production for the show's seventh episode has been halted, and we'll have four unaired episodes. It seems those episodes won't be aired any time soon, as network executives have announced that reruns of Melrose Place
will be aired in its place.
But while that show's doing better--90s nostalgia aside--what's coming to this slot soon? I won't be surprised to see a reality show here. Blonde Charity Mafia
, the reality series about young socialites from Washington DC, has got episodes ready to go, although there's no word on whether they'll air this again. Another reality series, Fly Girls
--about flight attendants on Virgin America--has just been given the go-signal for midseason airing.
And then there's Life Unexpected
, the Britt Robertson-headed series that's slated to air in the middle of the season. We might see this pushed up the calendar and air earlier, much like what happened to NBC's Mercy
found itself delayed after Maura Tierney's medical issues. A check on the CW's website, though, and it seems they're still keen on launching the show this coming winter.
For now, though, it's a goodbye to The Beautiful Life, because as it turns out, it isn't really as beautiful as it seems.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of the CW)