Articles for The Beautiful Life Season 1

The CW‘s Fall lineup was officially announced today, and as expected, most of the schedule remains in tact with the three new shows fitting in exactly where they belong.  The decision to only schedule nine hours of original programming each week is a bit unusual for a growing network, but perhaps a more focused strategy will help the CW succeed.The only major upheaval is Smallville, about to enter season 9, is moving to Fridays at 8pm to make way for the new drama The Vampire Diaries.  However, since Smallville is at the end of its run, it makes sense to prioritize the growth and development of new shows.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBS Read more »
If you find yourself fascinated with shows like America‘s Next Top Model or Make Me a Supermodel, the upcoming CW series The Beautiful Life might be up your alley.  The show, helmed by Swingtown‘s Mike Kelly, will revolve around a group of male and female models sharing a New York residence.  Mischa Barton, best known for her role as Marissa Cooper on The O.C., was the first to be cast on the series, after she said no to another upcoming CW series, the Melrose Place reboot.  She‘ll play Sonja Stone, a veteran supermodel who‘s trying to stay on top of the high fashion circuit.Joining the cast of The Beautiful Life are Corbin Bleu from the High School Musical franchise as Isaac, Sara Paxton as Raina, Ben Hollingsworth as Chris, Ashley Madekwe as Marissa, and Jordan Woolley as Egan. Read more »
While the upcoming CW fashion-themed series The Beautiful Life won‘t air until this fall, critics have already expressed interest in the series, some praising the cast that is "brimming with chemistry.""The Beautiful Life is a flat out joy to watch," according to an early review of the pilot episode.  "Sara Paxton and Ben Hollingsworth have an undeniable spark that permeates the entire show, one of that somehow manages to capture the lightning in a bottle that is being young and discovering the world.  And while the modeling profession has been dissected to death on television as of late, Adam Giaudrone has found a surprisingly engaging lens to view it through in Raina and Chris." Read more »
It‘s time to mark your calendars, because the CW has announced the premiere dates for its fall shows.  As they did last season, the CW is bringing out most of its shows earlier than the other networks to try and earn some loyal viewers before they get a chance to see everything else.The big news is that the CW has decided to switch its Monday shows, so now One Tree Hill will air at 8pm and Gossip Girl is being pushed back to 9pm.  The news is great for Gossip Girl, as now it‘s not up against House and Heroes., but instead against Lie to Me and the new drama Trauma. Read more »
Coming on the heels of the news that Mischa Barton landed in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center‘s psychiatric department last week, People reports that the troubled 23-year-old former O.C. actress, who ironically stars as a supermodel struggling to stay on top of her game in the face of fierce competition on the new series The Beautiful Life, has struggled with fluctuating weight and body image. Read more »
Mischa Barton is ready to bounce back to work after a round of controversial reports surrounding her recent stint at the Los Angeles Ceders-Sinai Medical Center --- the latest of which is that the former O.C. actress checked in for suicidal behavior."She tried to kill herself," an insider source told, claiming that the suicide attempt might be linked to higher ups at the CW looking to axe her role on the new series The Beautiful Life, where Barton is set to play a pill-popping supermodel. Read more »
Remember Jaime Murray? She‘s the British actress who plays Stacie Monroe on Hustle. If that still doesn‘t ring a bell, maybe I should remind you that she graced the second season of Dexter as wicked hot chick Lila Tournay ---the one who‘s always running around naked and got obsessed with Dexter Morgan. She‘s heading to The Beautiful Life this fall perhaps to wreak even more havoc while still looking smoking hot.  Read more »
Remember Ed Quinn? He recently played trigger-happy Dallas vamp Stan Davis on the second season of HBO‘s True Blood where was killed in the explosion that Luke sets off at Godric‘s residence. Well, he won‘t be dead for long. He‘s actually heading to New York City to join the cast of The CW‘s The Beautiful Life.    Read more »
Did she really try to commit suicide? No one really knows why Mischa Barton was placed under "involuntary psychiatric hold" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July, which supposedly delayed the filming of her new series The Beautiful Life. And while the 23-year-old actress has kept quiet for several weeks now, her silence hasn‘t really extinguished the controversy surrounding her rehab stint. There are even rumors that her character will eventually be written off The CW drama. But enough is enough. Barton finally opens up to Time Out New York to let her critics know the truth once and for all.  Read more »
It may be just gossip but it was something foreseeable. With Ashton Kutcher serving as creator and executive producer of The Beautiful Life, speculations of a possible guest appearance by none other than his wife, Demi Moore, were bound to happen sooner or later. It even came to a point where some sources even reported which character the 46-year-old actress is set to play."Demi has turned down a lot of TV shows over the years, including Ugly Betty. But she completely trusts Ashton. The plan is for her to play a recurring guest role so that she can keep coming back," a source said of Moore, who is expected to appear as an ex-model obsessed with plastic surgery on the CW series.  Read more »
What happens when a group of male and female models share a residence in New York? That‘s what The CW is trying to answer with its new fall series The Beautiful Life, which attempts, in part, to correct some of the misimpressions about the fashion industry projected by modeling reality shows. Think America‘s Next Top Model but with so much more scripted drama. The show has garnered a lot of publicity even before its September 16 premiere, unfortunately, not because of good reviews but its controversial cast, specifically its lead star Mischa Barton, who has been the subject of tabloids ever since her rumored suicide attempt.  To find out what‘s so beautiful about The Beautiful Life, read on for spoilers. Take note, however, that these spoilers are not confirmed by the network and are just rumors or speculations at this point so read at your own risk. Read more »
We all know that behind the glitter and glamour of the modeling industry lies a world of insecurity and cut-throat competition. But The CW gives us a closer look with The Beautiful Life, which kicks off its pilot episode tonight at 9pm. Taking the spotlight on The Beautiful Life are Raina Marinelli (Sara Paxton) and Chris Andrews (Benjamin Hollingsworth), two teenage models who are about to enter the fashion industry but not without some bitter rivals.  Read more »
"Get used to it - every model in New York hating you. You‘re having your moment," fellow model Marissa warns Raina on The Beautiful Life--- a statement that seems to sum up what‘s in store for Sarah Paxton‘s character on the show after making an unforgettable impression while strutting down the runway in a Zac Posen gown during New York Fashion Week. Apparently, though, there‘s more to Raina than meets the eye because she‘s hiding from her troublesome family ironically by pursuing a modeling career in attempt to grace catwalks and magazines.  Read more »
The CW is feeling cheerful about the new slate of shows and, accordingto, the network has ordered additional episodes and scripts for One Tree Hill, The Vampire Diaries and Melrose Place.For One Tree Hill, the network is enjoying the new direction of season 7 and has officially picked it up for the full season. Read more »
The CW has a lot to be proud of when it comes to The Vampire Diaries,as the show‘s ratings aren‘t dying in the face of stiff competition. The show premiered with record numbers for the CW with 4.84 millionviewers.The second episode saw a slight dip once it was in competition with new episodes of NBC comedies, Survivor and Bones,but the second episode still earned 3.78 million viewers.  The realtest was the third episode.  Would the numbers continue to drop,especially since the series premiere of Flash Forward on ABC was the time  slot‘s top show with more than 12 million viewers? Read more »
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.  Read more »
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, released its report card for TV networks judging them on the inclusion of gay, bisexual and transgendered characters. For the first time, the CW topped all the major networks while CBS was given a failing grade.Obviously the list rates quantity over quality, because instead of actually judging networks based on how they address homosexual characters, all GLAAD cares about is the numbers. The organization seems to think that every show on TV needs to have a gay character, which is preposterous.  Read more »