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YouTube Temporarily Saves 'The Beautiful Life'

by Bryan Enk, posted Dec 17th 2009 12:00PM
Fan(s?) rejoice! 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' has been resurrected -- sort of.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the CW drama, which was canceled mere days after the airing of its second episode, will run its course on YouTube. Starting Monday, December 21, the two episodes that were aired in September will be available online, as well as three episodes that were completed but never broadcast.

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The CW May Show Unaired Episodes of 'The Beautiful Life' in June: Will You Watch?

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Nov 18th 2009 1:50PM
The Beautiful LifeBeauty will always find a way to win out. Were that anything but true, were beauty not the ultimate weapon of choice in the entertainment biz, we wouldn't be reporting that the CW may broadcast the unaired episodes of 'The Beautiful Life' next June.

And if that goes well, could the Ashton Kutcher co-produced series about the trials and tribulation of the modeling life, nixed by the CW last September after airing just two episodes, have another shot at ratings radiance?

Before you tweet, chirp or e-mail your e-vites eight months in advance, note this information has to stay in the unconfirmed box for now. Today, the Daily News simply scooped up and delivered information found on one of the 'TBL' fan pages on Facebook, stating that the unaired episodes could run in June, and that the CW wouldn't renew the show. Well, the second part we knew: 'TBL' debuted in the ratings sub-basement and sank from there.

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Fall TV 2009: Canceled Shows

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 22nd 2009 4:40PM
SouthlandThis season, some shows were canceled too soon ('Southland') -- and some not soon enough ('The Beautiful Life'?!).

Click through our gallery to see a list of shows that are no longer with us.

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A&E Cancels 'The Cleaner' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 28th 2009 12:14PM
The Cleaner cancelledA&E cancels 'The Cleaner,' the CW gives 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' some ugly news, Madonna books Letterman and more of today's top TV headlines.

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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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Sissy Spacek Joins 'Big Love' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 18th 2009 11:40AM
Sissy Spacek Big LoveSissy Spacek joins 'Big Love,' 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' premieres to ugly ratings, Penn and Teller to star in a new ABC comedy pilot and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Jonathan Coulton weighs in on Fall TV

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 16th 2009 11:03AM
jonathan coultonLike most people in this world, I often turn to master geek musician Jonathan Coulton when I'm trying to figure out how I should feel about something (you can smell hair burning when I try to think for myself).

So imagine my horror when the Fall schedule started filling out and Mr. Coulton was still dealing with strictly music-related matters. Well, I can finally have a restful night of sleep, because John Sellers of True Slant has gotten Jonathan Coulton's take on Fall TV.

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Helen Hunt May Replace Maura Tierney on 'Parenthood' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 15th 2009 11:45AM
Helen Hunt Parenthood'Parenthood' may swap Maura Tierney for Helen Hunt, Patrick Swayze passes away, Tina Fey, Simon Baker and others to present at the Emmys and more of today's top TV headlines.

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What to Watch Sept. 14-20

by Kim Potts, posted Sep 13th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: Jay moves to primetime, models live a 'Beautiful Life' and television honors its best and brightest ....

Jay Leno'The Jay Leno Show' (10PM, NBC) series premiere
Is it a refreshing new entry on the primetime scene, or the ruination of scripted TV? That probably depends on whether you're an NBC exec or a TV critic. But even those who may worry that cheaply-produced talk shows will replace scripted fare have to be curious about tonight's premiere, which includes Jerry Seinfeld and a performance by Jay-Z with Rihanna and Kanye West.

'Gossip Girl' – 3rd season premiere (9PM, The CW)
'Oprah Winfrey' – The Big O chats with Whitney Houston (Check local listings) 24th season premiere
'Inside the Actors Studio' – Lipton chats with the cast of 'Family Guy' (8PM, Bravo)
'Lincoln Heights' – 4th season premiere (8PM, ABC Family)
'Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke' – Reality series following the comedian's financial woes (10PM, VH1) series premiere
'One Tree Hill' – 7th season premiere (8PM, The CW)

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Ranking my enthusiasm for the new fall slate

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2009 7:01PM
CommunityEach year, as the new fall season approaches, I go through all the magazine and online sources talking about the various shows to try and figure out which ones I'm going to be excited about, and which I'm going to avoid like the plague.

Inevitably, I wind up sampling plenty of shows from which I should have steered clear. At the same time, a few shows will slip between the cracks, and then I'm bashing my head against the wall because I missed out on the beginning of something special. I hate coming into things late.

This year, I decided to share my top and bottom five selections. I'm sure the rest of the Squadders and you will have differing opinions than mine, but that's what makes America great, right? Chime in with your own lists in the comments.

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TV Squad's complete 2009-10 fall season premiere calendar

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 3rd 2009 12:04PM
GleeThe networks have had a quiet summer, quietly introducing scripted bomb after scripted bomb, so they're certainly ready to jump into the new fall season. And It looks to be an interesting one. ABC is scheduling a two-hour block of new comedies on Wednesdays as the sitcom tries to make a comeback.

Even more risky is NBC handing 10:00 to Jay Leno every night of the week. Everyone's waiting to see how that one plays out. FOX is banking on huge positive buzz for Glee to make it a hit, while ABC is hoping FlashForward can pick up where Lost is leaving off when it wraps its run this season.

To help you with it all, TV Squad has put together a handy calendar of all the premieres so you can schedule responsibly in this busy time of TV watching. Some nights have as many as twelve premieres scheduled, so you might need to invest in a few more DVRs to catch all your favorites; Monday's still look grim. Bookmark this page and you'll have it handy to help see you through.

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TCA Press Tour Recap: The CW Does Vampires, Models & 'Melrose'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 4th 2009 9:45PM
Life UnexpectedThe network portion of the TV Critics' Press Tour continued on Tuesday with The CW's half-day of panels for their new fall lineup. You can follow me for all the notable moments and breaking news on Twitter (@TheTVShowGirl), but here's a handy recap of the day's events.

The CW presented panels for 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'The Beautiful Life,' 'Melrose Place' and 'Life Unexpected.' Then, TCA members get a special treat -- a fieldtrip to the sets of 'Private Practice' and 'Castle,' which I'll tell you more about later.

Click here to see all the highlights ...

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CW exec hopes Smallville and Supernatural have long futures. Really - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 4th 2009 4:16PM
SupernaturalIt's CW day at the TCAs, and network honcho Dawn Ostroff presented her executive session in the middle of the day, after a parade of panels that included one pretty face after another, including Ashton Kutcher, Elle Macpherson, the cast of Vampire Diaries and a few alumni from the original Melrose Place. Ostroff fully admitted that the network is courting 35-and-under women with their shows, trying to build on the "one tweet per minute" success of shows like One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, and 90210.

But what about two of the network's more veteran and male-oriented shows, Smallville and Supernatural? Does the network still believe in them? Ostroff tried to give a definitive "yes," but the rest of her panel, and the promos shown before she appeared, say otherwise.

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'The Beautiful Life' on the CW - New TV Pilot Preview

by Kelly Woo, posted Jul 30th 2009 10:00AM
the beautiful lifeWhat should you expect from the new TV shows coming this fall? Read our first impressions of The CW's 'The Beautiful Life: TBL,' starring Sara Paxton, Ben Hollingsworth and Mischa Barton ...

Premise: When Iowa farm boy Chris ( Ben Hollingsworth) is discovered by a modeling agent while visiting the Big Apple, he's thrown into a glamorous but cutthroat world. Helping him along is rising star Raina (Sara Paxton), whose career is taking off -- just as the infamous Sonja (Mischa Barton) returns to town to reclaim her place as top model.

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Lauren Lee Smith Leaves CSI & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 29th 2009 1:00PM
Lauren Lee SmithLauren Lee Smith is leaving the scene of the crime. The actress, who joined the cast of 'CSI' last season, will not return as a regular for the show's upcoming 10th season.

Also in the news today: Shawn Pyfrom exits 'Desperate Housewives,' while USA Network renews 'Burn Notice' and 'Royal Pains.'

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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