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"The Beautiful Life," Canceled On TV, Finds New Life On YouTube

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NEW YORK — It was the first new series to be canceled this fall, but now "The Beautiful Life" has found a new life online.

Three episodes of the youth-oriented melodrama are on YouTube, including one that was never aired. The remaining two episodes that were filmed will have their debut next week.

"The Beautiful Life" is set in the glamorous modeling world of New York City and stars Mischa (MEE'-shuh) Barton and Sara Paxton. Ashton Kutcher is executive producer.

It premiered on the CW network in September to an audience of just 1.5 million viewers and was axed after the second airing drew even fewer viewers.

Kutcher says in a video statement on YouTube that he hopes Web viewership for the series will exceed its network-TV audience.

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The CW network is a joint venture of CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.; YouTube is owned by Google Inc.