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[04/04/11 - 06:01 AM]
NBC, Electus and Host Elle Macpherson Search for the Next Big "Fashion Star"
The series is "designed not only to groom and discover America's next popular brand, but also allow viewers at home to buy the winning designs each week."

[02/14/11 - 10:42 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 14
Updates include: Robert Taylor is "Longmire" for A&E; Jesse L. Martin, Saffron Burrows land pilots; and more directors sign on for this year's development crop.

[09/28/10 - 08:47 AM]
ABC Family Continues Original Programming Push; Greenlights Production of Three New Pilots This Fall
On tap are the one-hour dramas "Nine Lives," "Switched at Birth" and "Strut."

[09/23/10 - 06:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 23
Updates include: The CW's "Hellcats" first freshman to land additional scripts; Jon Seda joins HBO's "Treme"; and Wolfgang Petersen, Ron Shelton circle Starz limited series.

[03/05/10 - 12:23 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 5 (Part 1)
Updates include: Scott Caan is "Danno" for CBS's "Hawaii Five-O"; Robert Patrick joins ABC's "Edgar Floats"; and over 15 pilots name their directors.

[12/17/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 17
Updates include: The CW puts unaired "Beautiful Life" on YouTube; USA to bring "The Freshman" to the small screen; and Emmy Rossum, Allison Janney to be "Shameless" for Showtime.

[10/27/09 - 04:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 27
Updates include: TNT orders "Delta Blues" pilot; Joey Kern to lead "Ghosts/Aliens"; and Ron White to get animated for Comedy Central.

[10/22/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 22
Updates include: Sarah Shahi is "Facing Kate" for USA; Colin Egglesfield and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz to depart "Melrose Place"; and 3 Ball Productions books "Obese" at ABC.

[10/01/09 - 12:39 PM]
Building Week-To-Week, America's Next Top Model Sashays to Season Highs in Key Demos
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[09/25/09 - 03:42 PM]
Two and Out for the CW's "Beautiful Life"
Unspecified repeats are expected to fill the show's Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c slot effective immediately.

[09/17/09 - 05:55 PM]
Ufc Heavyweights Are a Ratings Knockout on Spike TV!
Spike TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 16.

[09/14/09 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 14
Updates include: Stacy Traub, Hayes Jackson to bring "Gavin & Stacey" to the U.S.; Eric Balfour to recur on The CW's "Beautiful Life"; and ABC, CBS issue pilot commitments.

[09/08/09 - 10:06 AM]
Newcomers to Get Extra Runs
The CW for instance will repeat the openers of its three new series not once, but twice while NBC's "Community" will re-air its pilot on E!.

[08/20/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 20
Updates include: Nick Zano set for ABC's "Cougar Town"; two more regulars set at ABC's "Scrubs"; and Dan Savage lands a pilot at HBO.

[08/05/09 - 11:16 AM]
The CW at TCA: Ostroff, Producers Tout New Season
Check out highlights from Tuesday's panels featuring "The Vampire Diaries," "The Beautiful Life," "Melrose Place" and "Life UneXpected."

[07/29/09 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: July 28-29
Updates include: Heather Stephens is "Forgotten" at ABC; Robert Knepper named series regular on "Heroes"; and "Swords" finds a home at Discovery.

[07/20/09 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 20
Updates include: Sean Bean to topline HBO's "Game of Thrones"; Amber Clayton joins CBS's "Three Rivers"; and Padma Lakshmi gets into the comedy business with NBC.

[06/17/09 - 08:15 AM]
The CW Network Announces Fall Premiere Dates
Plus: returning favorites "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill" will flip time periods on Monday nights.

[06/08/09 - 03:40 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Beautiful Life, The" (The CW)

[06/02/09 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 2
Updates include: "Three Rivers" executive producer Carol Barbee inks an overall deal with CBS Television Studios.

[05/21/09 - 03:28 PM]
The CW 2009/2010 Preview: Upfront Trailers
Watch trailers for all of The CW's new series!

[05/21/09 - 12:58 PM]
CBS Television Studios to Supply 27 Shows for Broadcast and Cable Networks in 2009-2010 Season
The lineup includes 19 series returning from last season.

[05/21/09 - 05:59 AM]
The CW Announces Schedule for 2009-2010 Season
It's here: The CW announces its 2009-10 season plans!

[05/20/09 - 04:22 PM]
A First Look: The CW's New Fall Series
The CW has released photos from its three new fall dramas set to be unveiled at its upfront presentation tomorrow.

[05/19/09 - 12:36 PM]
Cbs, CW Set Returning, Freshman Classes
The Eye renews "Cold Case," "NUMB3RS," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Rules of Engagement" and "Gary Unmarried" while The CW orders "Melrose Place," "Vampire Diaries" and "Beautiful Life."

[03/20/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 20
Updates include: CBS wants "The Whole 19 Yards"; HBO to follow "The Neistat Brothers"; and Elizabeth Mitchell lands the lead on ABC's "V" revival.

[03/19/09 - 03:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 19
Updates include: Eric McCormack and Reno Wilson to topline ABC's "The New Twenty"; Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are "Pulling" for ABC; and Holly Robinson Peete joins "The Bridget Show," also at ABC.

[03/12/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 12
Updates include: Mischa Barton set for "The Beautiful Life" at The CW; trio set for "Day One" on NBC; Bruce Greenwood and Miranda Otto tapped for the leads on "A Marriage" for CBS.

[03/04/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan goes "Inside the Box" for ABC; Morris Chestnut joins the "V" revival; and ABC adds another comedy pilot.

[02/24/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 24
Updates include: "Melrose Place" a go at The CW; LL Cool J set for the "NCIS" spin-off; and The CW adds "Beautiful Life" to its pilot roster.

[11/25/08 - 06:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 25
Updates include: Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films lands two projects at The CW; and CBS asks for "30 Things a Man Should Never Do Past 30."







BEAUTIFUL LIFE, THE (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/16/09 - 9/23/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2009-2010 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (5 episodes, 3 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 9/25/09
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2009) The life of a high-fashion model appears glamorous and sexy, but as every new model quickly learns, behind the beautiful faade is a world of insecurity and cutthroat competition. Two teenage models who are about to discover this world for themselves are Raina Collins (Sara Paxton, "Last House on the Left"), a stunning beauty with a secret past, and Chris Andrews (Benjamin Hollingsworth, "The Line"), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy. When Raina makes an unforgettable impression at a show introducing the new line from designer Zac Posen (appearing in a cameo role), she steals the spotlight from her friend Sonja (Mischa Barton, "The O.C."). Sonja has been out of the country for mysterious reasons and is now desperate to reclaim her standing as the reigning supermodel. While Raina and Sonja live at the top of the fashion food chain, Chris is starting at the bottom, having just been discovered by agent Simon Lockridge (newcomer Dusan Dukic) of the Covet Modeling Agency, which is owned by former supermodel Claudia Foster (Elle Macpherson, "Friends"). At his first photo shoot, Chris' inexperience almost derails his career until Raina comes to his rescue, showing him how to relax and work the camera. That afternoon, Raina brings Chris to the "models' residence" where she lives along with other young hopefuls, including Marissa Delfina (Ashley Madekwe, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"), Egan (Jordan Woolley, "As The World Turns"), Issac (Corbin Bleu, "High School Musical 2") and the current alpha-male-model known as Kai (Nico Tortorella, "Twelve"). At an exclusive industry party that night, Chris is again impressed by Raina's generosity when she steps aside to make sure Sonja lands a job that will resurrect her career. However, after an ugly scene with Simon, Chris is left to question whether he can survive in this world of dangerous excess and fleeting fame. THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE is from Katalyst Films in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Ashton Kutcher & Jason Goldberg ("True Beauty," "Punk'd"), Karey Burke ("True Beauty"), Mike Kelley ("Swingtown," "Jericho") and Carol Barbee ("Swingtown," "Jericho"). Christian Duguay ("Coco Chanel") directed the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ashley Madekwe as Marissa Delfina
· Benjamin Hollingsworth as Chris Andrews
· Corbin Bleu as Issac
· Elle Macpherson as Claudia Foster
· Mischa Barton as Sonja Stone
· Nico Tortorella as Cole Shepherd
· Sara Paxton as Raina Marrinelli
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Giaudrone as SP
· Adam Giaudrone as WRTR (Pilot)
· Anna Fricke as CO-EP
· Ashton Kutcher as EP
· Carol Barbee as EP (Pilot)
· Christian Duguay as PROD/DIR (Pilot)
· Dailyn Rodriguez as CO-PROD
· Jason Goldberg as EP
· Josette Perrotta as PROD/UPM (Pilot)
· Karey Burke as EP
· Matthew Nodella as PROD/UPM
· Melissa Loy as CO-PROD
· Michael Lehmann as CO-EP
· Mike Kelley as EP
· Mike Kelley as WRTR (Pilot)
· Stephen Hootstein as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Katalyst Films
· Page Fright
· Warner Bros. Television