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[UPDATE] Tweet this, Ashton: CW cancels 'The Beautiful Life: TBL'

September 25, 2009 |  4:10 pm


After just two episodes have aired, The CW has pulled the plug on "The Beautiful Life: TBL," a drama executive produced by Ashton Kutcher about young models living in New York.

The first of fall's new shows to be canceled, "TBL" premiered to just 1.5 million viewers last week. Wednesday's episode was seen by only 1 million. The series starred Mischa Barton and Sara Paxton.

No word on what will replace the series in the Wednesday 9 p.m. time slot, but reruns of "Melrose Place" are likely. (The CW used a similar strategy to help build "90210" last year.) "Melrose" has seen drops in viewership since its Sept. 8 premiere but recently coaxed back original "special guest star" (and surefire ratings draw) Heather Locklear, who will return for multiple episodes beginning Nov. 17.

[Update: It's official: "Melrose Place" will begin rerunning Wednesdays at 9 pm beginning Sept. 30.]

-- Denise Martin

Photo: The cast of the just-canceled "The Beautiful Life: TBL." Credit: The CW