Mischa Barton's dramatic exit from The O.C. may have left many fans reeling, but they still weren't ready to follow Marissa Cooper to her next project. Barton's next big TV role, starring in The CW series The Beautiful Life: TBL, only lasted for two episodes before the show was canceled due to low ratings.
The Beautiful Life, as its name would suggest, followed a group of very beautiful people, led by Barton's Sonja Stone, a supermodel returning to the scene after dropping off the map. Sara Paxton, Ben Hollingsworth, Corbin Bleu, Elle Macpherson, and Ashley Madekwe also starred in the series, which can probably best be remembered for featuring an early appearance from future Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot.
Aside from its well known stars, The Beautiful Life also had some impressive talent behind the camera. It was executive produced by Ashton Kutcher and based in part on his days as a young model. However, even with the CW-ready premise and Kutcher's name attached, it still only brought in 1.1 million viewers for its second episode.
Fans (and there were a couple of them) were upset to see the show canceled, and more than 8,000 people signed a petition to bring it back to no avail. Kutcher was adamant about still getting the produced episodes of the show out to the public when it went off the air, and he was able to land a deal with Hewlett-Packard to have them all uploaded to YouTube for fans to watch ad free.