The CW craves 'The Beautiful Life'

Drama pilot centers on NY models

The CW, home of "America's Next Top Model," is also looking to add a drama series about America's next top models.

The network has handed a pilot order to "The Beautiful Life," executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, who began his career as a model.

The ensemble drama, from CBS Par and Katalyst, chronicles the lives of a group of young models of varying levels of success living together in a "models co-ed residence" in New York. It centers on Christopher, a likable, hard-working 22-year-old with "catalog model" potential, and Raina, a savvy, grounded 15-year-old destined to become the next Heidi Klum.

Adam Giaudrone penned the script, based on his experience as a former model, under the supervision of "Swingtown" creator Mike Kelley and showrunner Carol Barbee. Kelley and Barbee are exec producing the pilot with Kutcher and Karey Burke.

Giaudrone is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.
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