We have the first casualty of the fall.
The CW has canceled the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama “The Beautiful Life” after two episodes.
Production on the show, which had been filming its seventh episode, was shut down Friday.
The network will not air any new “Beautiful Life” episodes.
Speculation is that the CW might slot a repeat of the “Melrose Place” segment that had aired the night before in “Beautiful Life’ ” Wednesday 9 p.m. slot, a strategy that the network used with “90210” last year.
Wednesday’s episode of “Beautiful Life” was seen by only 1 million viewers and generated a 0.5 rating in the adult demo.
The cancellation comes on the heels of two reality show pickups for the network, “Fly Girls” and a Tinsley Mortimer docusoap.