When a network declines to pick up the second half of a television season, it's usually a sign that the show won't return for another year. Most people would probably throw in the towel -- but not the cast and crew of 'Life Unexpected.' When star Britt Robertson spoke with TV Squad a couple of weeks ago, she said the bad news only made her work harder. "It's so easy to be like 'Alright, let's close up the shop,'" she said. "But there are so many people who love the show and are having such a great time on it that it's just made us fight harder to show The CW what they're missing out on." In the final four episodes of season 2, Robertson's character, Lux, will continue her illicit relationship with her English teacher ("It's so wrong, but so good!" Robertson said, and it will unfold into "some pretty big situations.") and deal with the abusive foster family she lived with during middle school ("There are some pretty big storylines involving that."). To Read More Click Here.
Life Unexpected star Kristoffer Polaha has signed a deal with CBS and CBS Studios in what may be the final nail in the coffin for the struggling CW drama, according to Deadline. The 33-year-old was offered a deal with CBS — to headline a new project next fall — the day the CW opted not to pick up the back nine episodes of Life Unexpected, which is also produced by CBS Studios. The sophomore show drew 1.3 million viewers for its most recent new episode on Nov. 16. There are still four new episodes left to air. Although the possibility remains that CW could pick up a third season in May, Polaha will most likely be cast in other new pilots and plays an integral role as the biological father of 16-year-old orphan Lux (Britt Robertson). Before Life Unexpected, Polaha held a recurring role on Mad Men and starred on the short-lived series North Shore and Miss Guided. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of LIFE UNEXPECTED “Thanks Ungiven” Season 2 Episode 10 which airs on Tuesday November 30 at 9pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis: IT’S THANKSGIVING IN PORTLAND! — When everyone ends up at Baze’s (Kristoffer Polaha) loft for Thanksgiving, it isn’t long before a few big secrets are exposed. Baze worries that his father, Jack (guest star Robin Thomas), will discover he is dating his boss, Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield); Lux worries that her parents will find out she is spending time with Eric (guest star Shaun Sipos); Tasha (guest star Ksenia Solo) worries that something very dark from her not-too-distant past will be discovered; and Cate worries that if she tells Ryan (Kerr Smith) the truth it will further complicate their already complicated relationship. Austin Basis also stars. Cherie Nowlan directed the episode written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen. Source & Preview
The Life Unexpected gang celebrates Thanksgiving on the November 30 episode. Below are a promo, sneak peek and synopsis for the upcoming holiday episode. IT’S THANKSGIVING IN PORTLAND! When everyone ends up at Baze’s (Kristoffer Polaha) loft for Thanksgiving, it isn’t long before a few big secrets are exposed. Baze worries that his father, Jack (guest star Robin Thomas), will discover he is dating his boss, Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield). Source & Sneak Peek
We hope all readers have a happy and healthy holiday this weekend. Along those lines, we'd also like to pass along the following words of comfort: No matter how badly your Thanksgiving goes, it looks like it won't be as awkward as the meal planned for Baze's apartment on Life Unexpected. Just check out the following clip from "Thanks Ungiven" and you'll see what we mean: Spoiler alert: Lux will kiss someone not named Eric on this episode. We'll leave you with that tease... Source & Preview
"Life Unexpected" fans were dealt a disappointing (but not entirely unexpected) blow when The CW confirmed that they would not be ordering a full season of the sophomore series. Though the network won't say that the series is officially canceled, an eleventh-hour reprieve is unlikely. Even star Shiri Appleby posted the following disheartening message on her Facebook: "I hate to bring the bad news but our little show is coming to an end. The cast, crew, and I thank you for all your support these past two years. It's been a little slice of heaven!" If you're feeling glum, you're not alone When Zap2it caught up with Britt Robertson, she admitted that the cast and crew have been a bit down. "Yes, there's a melancholy vibe in the back of our heads, because we wish we were doing the back nine," she says. "We love this show, we love the job and the characters’’. To Read More Click Here.
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of LIFE UNEXPECTED “Homecoming Crashed” Season 2 Episode 9 which airs on Tuesday November 16 at 9pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis: Baze (Kristoffer Polaha) and Emma (guest star Emma Caulfield) attempt to sign a high-profile client, Candy (guest star Krista Allen), who only has eyes for Baze. Lux (Britt Robertson) goes to her homecoming dance hoping to see Eric (guest star Shaun Sipos) but the evening takes an ugly turn for the worse. Cate (Shiri Appleby) explores Lux’s past and is shocked at what she discovers. Kerr Smith also stars. Liz Allen directed the episode written by Sallie Patrick (#209). Source & Preview
Although Britt Robertson agrees that her character Lux's student-teacher relationship on Life Unexpected is "messed up," the actress admits, "he is ultimately a good guy leading Lux in the right direction." This season, 16-year-old Lux has moved on from a broken engagement (yes, in high school) and found love again, only in the wrong place. Robertson says that her relationship with Eric (Shaun Sipos) clearly won't last in the long-term, but for now Lux is grateful for the companionship. "Eric gets who she is from the inside out -- gets her past, gets her present and understands her," she tells us. "The two of them are happy in this place that they are." That place is hidden, of course. Tasha (Ksenia Solo), Lux's best friend, is the only person who knows about the pair and in last week's episode she took a huge bullet for her friend in order to protect them. Robertson says it won't cause a huge rift in their friendship moving forward. "They're friends to the end. They'll support each other in whatever they do whether it's right or wrong," she says. To Read More Click Here.
This season of Life Unexpected might be coming to an end soon, but there's still an all new episode airing on November 16. Below is a promo and a synopsis for the episode. EMMA CAULFIELD (“BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”) AND KRISTA ALLEN (“PARENTHOOD”) GUEST STAR. To Read More Click Here.
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 CBS scored its usual Tuesday win thanks to "NCIS," which once again pulled in close to 20 million viewers. "Glee," meanwhile, fell off some from its last couple original episodes but still scored the best adults 18-49 rating of the night. The Eye drew 15.8 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/16 share in households for the night, finishing 5 million viewers ahead of ABC's 10.8 million and 6.9/11. FOX (7.6 million, 4.5/7) came in third. NBC (6.2 million, 3.9/6) was fourth, and The CW was well off the pace with 1.6 million viewers and a 1.0/2. FOX tied CBS for the lead among adults 18-49 with each network earning a 3.2 rating. ABC, 2.4, edged out NBC, 2.3, for third place in the demo. The CW (0.8) couldn't break the 1.0 barrier. To Read More Click Here.