Mischa Barton's TV Series Postponed

Entertainment Jul. 20, 2009 AT 8:58AM
Mischa Barton Mischa Barton attends the Samsung Imagination Icon Series, The Red Thread: The Inspiration and Passion of Valentino Garavani at the Hospital Club on September 17, 2008 in London. Credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images for Samsung

Production on Mischa Barton's new CW drama The Beautiful Life has been postponed as the actress remains under psychiatric evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Shooting was to begin July 22 but will now start July 31, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Despite the actress' hospitalization, the production schedule was changed due to some of the sets not being completed, the paper reports. Beautiful Life, which is executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, centers on a group of models living together in a coed residence in New York. Barton plays a supermodel and veteran of the high-fashion circuit who is struggling to keep on top and is in danger of slipping.

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The series is slated to premiere Sept. 16. There is still no word on when Barton will be released from the hospital.

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