Before you could make a bet with your friends the CW cancelled "The Beautiful Life." Although on paper this sounds like a great idea, model shows have traditionally failed. "But it's a show about hot women being hot!?!?" Still the track record is poor. Can you name a successful scripted drama or sitcom about a bunch of models? I can name two failures, "Paper Dolls" and "Models, Inc. " Both shows were spin offs of successful shows.
"Paper Dolls" was "Who's the Boss'" version of "Facts of Life" but with models.
"Models, Ince" was "Melrose Place's" version of "Melrose Place" but with models.
From Marc Berman and Mediaweek.com
First Cancellation of the New Season:
The CW has axed recently introduced Wednesday drama The Beautiful Life after only two episodes. The most recent installment plummeted to 1.05 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/5 share among adults 18-49 at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 23 out of America's Next Top Model (which has spiraled considerably downward this season). Repeats of Melrose Place will step into the time period until further notice.
Why not leave the show on? The ratings are much worse than the other shows. and they promoted the hell out of Melrose and Gossip Girl.