An article was recently published about the CW network possibly running the unaired episodes of The Beautiful Life next summer. Several news sources then picked up the “scoop” and repeated it as fact. So, is it true, or what?
The Beautiful Life, as you may recall, revolves around two young models in the volatile world of high fashion. The series stars Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Madekwe, Elle Macpherson, Sara Paxton, Jaime Murray, Ed Quinn, Gal Gadot, and Billy Magnussen.
The CW drama was ratings-challenged from the start and was cancelled after just two airings. Production was abruptly shut down during the filming of the seventh episode so only six were actually completed.
Recently, the Daily News published a story about Beautiful Life possibly returning to the CW next summer. The source sited was “The Beautiful Life Facebook page.”
The Facebook post says, “We have somewhat good news. The CW will plan 2 air the remaining episodes of The Beautiful Life: TBL in America’s Summer Period. The bad news is there is still no plans of renewing The Beautiful Life. But that might change during the Months, or this year.”
The Daily News reporter notes that the network said that the Facebook page is not official, but the article insinuates that it’s simply not officially sanctioned by the network. If the reporter had done a bit more research, she’d have seen that the Facebook post shouldn’t have been reported on at all.
Scrolling down the page, one can see that the Facebook page owner talks about searching for online video of the third (unaired) episode, promoting a free-hosted “webs.com” site, and posting episodes illegally on YouTube. That’s hardly typical talk from a TV show’s staff.
Why the New York Daily News chose to report it and get TBL fans’ hopes up is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they needed something to tie in with some random gossip about Barton.
The article quotes a CW spokesperson as saying, “The status of unaired episodes has yet to be determined.” That makes sense. Typically, networks don’t plan that far in advance, especially when you’re talking about burning off episodes from cancelled shows.
So, will the unaired episodes of TBL be shown next summer? They might or they might not. Unfortunately, there’s no real indication one way or the other. If fans want to see the remaining episodes, they might want to contact the network and let them know.
What do you think? Did you get your hopes up? Do you think CW will ever air the TBL again?
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