The Beautiful Life (TBL)
Premiere: September 16, 2009
Ended: September 23, 2009
Status: Canceled/Ended (Available Online - YouTube)
Network: The CW ( USA)
The Beautiful Life (TBL) is an American television drama series, which ran on The CW from September 16, 2009 to September 23, 2009. The series starred Mischa Barton, Elle Macpherson, Sara Paxton and Corbin Bleu. It revolved around a group of male and female models sharing a residence in New York City. Mike Kelley (Swingtown) served as the showrunner for the series, based on the script by former model-turned-writer Adam Giaudrone, and Ashton Kutcher was the executive producer. The CW ordered 13 episodes for the first season.
On September 25, 2009, TBL was canceled after two episodes due to low ratings. Six full episodes were produced, while the cancellation came during the filming of the seventh episode. On November 17, 2009, The New York Daily News reported that the CW planned to air the remaining episodes during the summer months. However, a CW spokesperson stated that "the status of unaired episodes has yet to be determined", and as of now, the remaining episodes are still yet to air.
However, all episodes are now airing on YouTube, Kutcher spoke on the development "What we feel like we're doing is creating, in some ways, an industry first.... A show that couldn't find its legs on television, we believe can find its legs on the Web."
The five episodes being aired online can be viewed at:
Date of last review or update: February 25, 2012