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Mischa Barton may have died on "The OC" before the series ended, but she's back this fall in the fierce new Wednesday night drama "The Beautiful Life" produced by Ashton Kutcher.
The Beautiful Life / Credit: The CW
The fashion-based series gives viewers an exciting, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the cutthroat world of a group of young, beautiful and very sexy models living together in a models' residence in New York City. Here's the official description.
The life of a high-fashion model appears glamorous and sexy, but as every new model quickly learns, behind the beautiful façade 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.")....
The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2009-2010 season today at a presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.
"In just three years, The CW has become TV to talk about, with culturally current, quality programming," said Ostroff. "Next fall, we will have great flow from Monday through Friday, starting with the Monday pairing of 'Gossip Girl' and 'One Tree Hill,' which made The CW one of the top destinations for young women this season. Tuesday night gives us a perfect match with '90210' and 'Melrose Place.' And what could be better than our Wednesday night shows from Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher - the all-model lineup of 'America's Next Top Model' and 'The Beautiful Life.' On Thursdays, 'The Vampire Diaries' taps into the continuing fascination young women have with all things vampire, and makes the perfect lead-in for 'Supernatural,' which is coming off its strongest year ever. Moving 'Smallville' to Fridays gives us a major player with a loyal fan base to kick off the night. Top all that off with our heartwarming and humorous midseason drama 'Parental Discretion Advised,' from writer/producer Liz Tigelaar, and we have a full slate of great programming to keep our viewers watching, chatting, texting and tweeting all next season."
Actor BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN has shot down rumors he will be returning to BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 in the new spin-off series.
Filming is currently underway to bring the program back to TV screens, with stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling among the actors reprising their original roles.
But Green will not be coming back as David Silver - and he has no hard feelings about it.
The CW network, home to teen drama Gossip Girl, may be closed next year thanks to you, a Web-surfing pop culture consumer, possibly between the ages of 18 and 34. If you actually sat and watched network television at the appointed time instead of flitting around the mediascape like a monkey, streaming things here and TiVOing things there, maybe the network could actually get some Nielsen ratings for its shows. Instead, ratings are down 28 percent among 18 to 34 year olds so far this year. Other networks' ratings are down in the wake of the writers' strike, but apparently things are worse at CW, because according to the Wall Street Journal, "the network's hopes of surviving are looking increasingly bleak," and at least one of the CW's owners, CBS and Time Warner, may abandon the network next year if ratings don't improve. And it's hard to see how they will...
TORI SPELLING's wish to star in the planned BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 spin-off series may come true - she is in negotiations to reprise her breakthrough role in the new show.
The actress first found fame playing Donna Martin in the hit high school drama, which ran from 1990 to 2000.
And after hearing of plans to revive the defunct series in a new spin-off show, the star has been desperate to land a part - even offering to play the role of a sexy mum.
Singer/actress HILARY DUFF has denied she is in talks to join the cast of a new BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 spin-off series.
A contemporary series of the hit 1990s TV show has been commissioned by U.S. network CW. The original show, which ran for 10 years from 1990 to 2000, starred Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty and Tori Spelling.
Producers were reported to be courting 20-year-old Duff to take on one of the leading roles in the updated version.