'The L.A. Complex' Season 2: Changes, New Characters And Hollywood Drama

Hollywood life isn't all it's cracked up to be.

That's the glaring truth a group of young 20-somethings have been quickly discovering on the edgy Canadian drama "The L.A. Complex." Returning for its second season tonight (in Canada at 9 p.m. on MuchMusic), the TV series follows aspiring actress Abby (Cassie Steele), stand-up comedian Nick (Joe Dinicol), handsome Australian actor (Jonathan Patrick Moore), struggling actress Raquel (Jewel Staite), gay hip-hop songwriter Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson), dancer Alicia (Chelan Simmons) and successful hip-hop artist Kaldrick (Andra Fuller). Naturally, all of them are hoping to make it big in Tinsel Town, but there are more hard knocks than glamour, glitz or red carpets.

On an exceptionally warm Friday afternoon, it's pretty quiet on the Toronto set. There's a brief quarrel between two fresh faces -- Simon (Michael Levinson) and Beth (Dayle McLeod) -- but that's happening behind closed apartment doors. Even the inviting courtyard pool is void of any splashy activity. Fortunately, on an adjacent set, executive producer/writer Martin Gero ("Stargate: Atlantis," "Bored to Death") and Staite were ready to sit down and speak exclusively to HuffPost TV about the new season, Staite's character Raquel, and the gritty realism behind the show. Read More....


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