The Beautiful Life

Ashton Kutcher's Beautiful Life lives again on YouTube

December 18, 2009: 7:00 AM ET

The Beautiful Life will air five episodes on YouTube – and if it's popular enough, it could live on. Photo: Jan Thijs / The CW.

We know that the Internet can build a TV show's buzz, and sometimes even keep it from getting canceled. But can it bring one back from the dead?

We'll soon find out: A recently canceled show has come to YouTube.

The Beautiful Life, a drama about the New York modeling scene, met a swift end on the CW early this season. The show had the misfortune of going head-to-head with Glee, the Golden Globe-nominated breakout hit on Fox, which competes for the same young demographic. After managing just 1.4 million viewers for its first episode and 1.1 million for its second, the CW gave The Beautiful Life the ax.

But here's the twist: One of the show's producers is Ashton Kutcher, a.k.a. the most popular guy on Twitter. (He has 4.1 million followers.) More

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