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CW Picks Up Kutcher’s ‘Beautiful Life’

The CW is feeling groovy about Ashton Kutcher’s “The Beautiful Life,” greenlighting a pilot for the project and bringing on “Swingtown” and “Jericho” scribes Mike Kelley and Carol Barbee to serve as executive producers.

“Life,” which has been in development at The CW since the fall, revolves around a group of models who live together in New York. Mr. Kutcher, who began his career as a model, is executive producing with Karey Burke via Katalyst.

Mr. Kelley and Ms. Barbee have just closed deals to join the project, leading the CW to pick it up to pilot. Also on board: Adam Giaudrone, another “Swingtown” alum.

CBS Paramount Network Television is producing “Beautiful Life.”

Mr. Kelley and Ms. Barbee are represented by Endeavor.