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The CW cancels Beautiful Life, but wants more Tree, Vampire and Melrose

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 25th 2009 10:29PM
The Beautiful LifeThe cancel hammer fell faster this season than I expected. After only two episodes, even The CW's lower ratings expectations couldn't save The Beautiful Life. The real reason The CW canceled The Beautiful Life: TBL is right there in the title. How pretentious do you have to be to put your acronym in your title?

Acronyms are earned. Acronyms like OTH, VD and MP. Those stand for shows that are doing much better for The CW. The network has tossed a full season order to the veteran One Tree Hill. They came a little short of that with The Vampire Diaries, ordering nine more scripts, but a full-season pick-up can't be far behind. While TBL slipped to one million, VD achieved 3.8 million and growing.

As for Melrose Place, it's not doing nearly as well, but The CW is maybe hoping that Heather Locklear can save this iteration the way she did the original. I'm not so sure, but they've got six more scripts to prove their case.

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I just think it's silly that they cancel these shows. I just wish you could read the scripts or something to let the ones that were interested in these shows, Beautiful Life, Swingtown just to name a few. They leave hanging and going "WTF??????" I would love to know what happens even after the show has been cancelled. Is there any help for the ones that are like me left wondering????

September 27 2009 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I cant say that i expected this show to last long, maybe one season and possibly a half but getting the axe after only 2 episodes!? I understand why it may not be the most appealing new show on TV this fall, it's kind of a mixture of Americas Next Top Model meets Gossip Girl. Plus it is competeing with Glee in the 9:00pm time slot, they(the cw) probably should have moved it (TBL) even an hour earlier.

September 26 2009 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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yeh i have to say Glee is what lead this show to its death, i watch it when they showed the sunday repeat of ep. 1 and it was pretty good, oh well i'll have to be happy with GG, and MP, and 90210.

September 26 2009 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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