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I've read the pilot script :D It's good, really good. But after seeing the extended promo/preview, I'm not sure Elle McPherson will be able to pull off Claudia, and the guy playing Chris who's the lead character seems pretty bad.

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I know that I'm gonna get many, many laughs out of Corbin Bleu chilling with the big kids. He's not that much younger than the rest of the cast...but it's Corbin Bleu. LOL

Wait, hold on...is that Nick Kasnoff in that cast picture?

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I know that I'm gonna get many, many laughs out of Corbin Bleu chilling with the big kids. He's not that much younger than the rest of the cast...but it's Corbin Bleu. LOL

Wait, hold on...is that Nick Kasnoff in that cast picture?

I seen CB is some odd short film or indie film at a festival a few months back. he had a dramatic role and surprised me. So i wouldnt write him off just yet.

you know what i cant wait for? A weekly dose of Sarah Paxton. Girl is fantastic.

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I seen CB is some odd short film or indie film at a festival a few months back. he had a dramatic role and surprised me. So i wouldnt write him off just yet.

you know what i cant wait for? A weekly dose of Sarah Paxton. Girl is fantastic.

Hmm...my knowledge of him goes no further than HSM, that movie about jump-roping, and that Lost-like show that aired on Discovery Kids. I'll keep my mind open about him playing an adult, though.

Sarah Paxton...eh, she's aight. She'd be better if she didn't come from a dime a dozen bin. :P

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I've read the pilot script :D It's good, really good. But after seeing the extended promo/preview, I'm not sure Elle McPherson will be able to pull off Claudia, and the guy playing Chris who's the lead character seems pretty bad.

Could you tell where to find the full script? 'Cause all I've managed to find is something with missing pages. <_<

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Carol Barbee inks CBS TV deal


Two-year pact with studio behind her recent pilots

By Nellie Andreeva


It was a dream development season for Carol Barbee. She saw her first pilot, “Three Rivers,” ordered to series at CBS. Another pilot, the CW’s “The Beautiful Life,” which she shepherded, also landed a series order.

Now Barbee is solidifying her ties with the folks behind both series, CBS TV Studios, with a new overall deal.

Under the two-year, seven-figure pact, Barbee will focus her attention on “Rivers,” on which she serves as executive producer/showrunner.

Following her back-to-back showrunner duties on the second season of “Jericho” and CBS midseason drama “Swingtown,” Barbee was left with some time before the start of the 2008 staffing season to work on development.

She was looking to do a medical show when producer Curtis Hanson approached her with the idea of doing a drama set in the world of organ transplants.

“It is a really emotional subject matter,” said Barbee, who knew immediately that she wanted to tell the stories from three points of view — that of the organ donors, the recipients and the surgeons.

Meanwhile, Barbee also was approached by Adam Giaudrone, whose first script she supervised while she ran “Swingtown” and he worked as an assistant to series creator Mike Kelley. Giaudrone had an idea for a show based on his experience as a male model. Barbee helped him shape what became “Beautiful Life,” with Kelley eventually coming on board as showrunner after it became clear both “Rivers” and “Life” would be ordered to pilots.

Barbee and the “Rivers” writing staff convened Monday to began work on the Alex O’Loughlin-starring series, slated to air at 9 p.m. Sundays in the fall.

The new deal with CBS Studios extends a relationship with the Eye that began six years ago when Barbee joined the 20th TV-produced CBS series “Judging Amy.” That’s how she met CBS Studios president David Stapf, who then was CBS’ current exec on “Amy.”

In 2005, Barbee inked her first overall deal with CBS Studios (then Par Network TV).

“CBS is my home,” Barbee said. “I love those people — they’re supportive, collaborative and they’re very low-drama, no-nonsense, just like me.”

A former actress, Barbee got her first writing job on NBC’s “Providence” and also worked on CBS’ “Close to Home.”

She is repped by Endeavor, manager Doug Draizin and attorney Jeanne Newman.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i4722353a16827bf0bfe73a95546051a4


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http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/07/exclusive-beautiful-life-may-replace-mischa-barton.html

Exclusive: Mischa Barton mess forces 'Beautiful Life' to prep contingency plan

Jul 20, 2009, 09:23 PM | by Michael Ausiello

The Beautiful Life will go on, with or without its troubled star Mischa Barton.

Although reps for The CW and CBS Television Studios declined to comment, multiple sources confirm that producers of the upcoming model-centric drama are quietly readying a Plan B in light of the former O.C. actress' current medical woes. Said plan involves the addition of a new female character to fill the void left by Barton. While not a direct recast, the new recurring character -- tentatively named Jane -- would bear a striking resemblance to Barton's experienced supermodel, Sonja Stone. Casting is underway.

Production on Beautiful Life, originally scheduled to begin on July 22, was pushed back a week -- but not because of Barton. Per a spokesperson for The CW, the show's sets were not ready for their close-up. Production is not set to resume the last week of July ahead of a Sept. 16 launch.

Barton was hospitalized last week after calling the L.A.P.D. with an unspecified health problem. Reports that she has been placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at an L.A. hospital have not been confirmed by her reps.

I Misha exits! Replace her with some hotter and someone who can act a little better.

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I really liked this show. Sure, the initial plot is a bit cliched but this is a lot more adult than I'd have expected from a CW show. I think teaming it with Top Model is a stupid move, they should have it follow Gossip Girl as it's clearly the same audience (then pair Smallville with One Tree Hill and Supernatural with The Vampire Diaries, but hey, I'm not in scheduling). I don't get why it rated so low, but it's a tough timeslot, I guess.

Mischa put in a great performance, I was expecting her character to be Marissa Cooper 2.0 so it's nice to see her play someone slightly different. Sara Paxton's character was my favourite, though...especially the stuff she pulled with the Versace guy.

All in all it was a nice pilot that shows great potential.

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