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Ashton Kutcher Has Initial Success

PASADENA, Calif. -- Ashton Kutcher, the movie and TV star turned producer, is producing a new CW series this fall set inside the modeling industry,  "The Beautiful Life."

And surprise, surprise, it isn't one of his reality series. It is a drama about the modeling business that is not-so-dear to Kutcher's heart. You see before he was cast in "That '70s Show" and became a star, Kutcher was a model and didn't enjoy the experience.

"It is tedious," said Kutcher after the press conference.

Some of his experiences are expected to surface in the scripts, along with those of supervising producer (and former model) Adam Giaudrone. The cast includes supermodel Elle Macpherson and Mischa Barton of "The O.C."

Since we now live in a world of texting and tweeting, Kutcher is referring to the show by its initials -- "TBL." Using the initial idea would mean the new CW series, "Melrose Place," would be known as "MP." That works fine. But the CW might not want to go with initials for "The Vampire Dairies" for obvious reasons.

-- Alan Pergament  

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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