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Extended Video Preview Trailer for The Beautiful Life with Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu, Sara Paxton

The Beautiful Life: A Longer Look

Models and The CW go together like mashed potatoes and gravy, so I've been curious to see more about The Beautiful Life, the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama series that the network picked up at last month's Upfronts. The show focuses on a group of models living together and trying to make it big in New York, with Mischa Barton and Corbin Bleu among the stars.

The new, extended trailer the network released this week looks a little different from what I'd been expecting. Sure, there's still a lot of makeup and clubby music and glamour shots, like we saw in the first preview clips. But this video really showcases the relationship between two of the young up-and-comers, Raina (Sara Paxton) and Isaac (Ben Hollingsworth), as they're thrown into the modeling world. Their story's contrasted against Sonja's (Barton), as she struggles to maintain her place in the pecking order after a mysterious disappearance from New York society.

To my surprise, there's something almost sweet about this trailer, and it definitely makes me more curious to see the show. One tip to the CW, though: We'll call it TBL if we want to call it TBL. Please don't try to make TBL happen. To check out the trailer, just


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