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'The L.A. Complex' Season 2 returns July 17 and more CW summer premiere dates

If you were just as addicted to the ultra-dramatic lives of Hollywood up-and-comers on "The L.A. Complex" as we were, we've got some excellent news: the Canadian soap will return to American airwaves on July 17 for Season 2 (actually the second half of Season 1 if you want to get technical). The network also announced the summer premiere dates for reality shows "Oh Sit!," "The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep" and "America's Next Top Model: College Edition." Here are the deets on the new shows:"Oh Sit!"Premieres Wednesday, August 15 at 8 p.m.This fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition hosted by Jamie Kennedy ("The Ghost Whisperer") and actress/television host Jessi Cruickshank ("MTV Live"), will see 12 thrill-seeking daredevils racing head to head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/the-la-complex-season-2-returns-july-17-and-more-cw-summer-premiere-dates.html

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' rises Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth special solid for ABC

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 29, 2012Facing less competition now that the main TV season has ended, "America's Got Talent" posted its best ratings this year on Tuesday night, leading NBC to a victory among adults 18-49. Elsewhere, ABC got solid numbers for a "20/20" special on Queen Elizabeth II, and "Cougar Town" ended its run on the network with a small bump over its most recent airing. The CW's new unscripted series "The Catalina" didn't make much noise, falling just short of a million viewers.CBS led the night in viewers with 7.6 million and a 5.0 rating/8 share in households. NBC (7.5 million, 4.6/7) finished a close second, and ABC took third with 5.7 million viewers and a 4.0/6. FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/2) came in fourth. The CW averaged 810,00 viewers and a 0.5/1.NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. CBS grabbed second with a 1.4, followed by ABC at 1.3.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-rises-tuesday-queen-elizabeth-special-solid-for-abc.html

The L.A. Complex “Burn It Down” Episode 6

The L.A. Complex  "Burn It Down" Episode 6 airs Tuesday May 122 at 9/8c on the CW. Episode Synopsis : Nick (Joe Dinicol) and Abby (Cassie Steele) are trying to move past the casual phase of their relationship while still desperately trying to make their career dreams come true . Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) continues searching for answers but remains sad and lonely. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/29/the-l-a-complex-burn-it-down-episode-6/  

'The L.A. Complex' Season 2 To Air On The CW Beginning In July

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The L.A. Complex “Home” Episode 5

The L.A. Complex  "Home" Episode 5  airs Tuesday May 122 at 9/8c on the CW. Episode Synopsis : Raquel (Jewel Staite) should be ecstatic after finally securing financing for her project, but finds herself questioning her methods of making it happen. Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) continues his downward spiral and ends up at an all time low. Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson) brings Abby (Cassie Steele) to the studio to lay down some vocals, which scores points for him, but Kaldrick (Andra Fuller) is worried Abby might know too much and threatens her to ensure her silence. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/22/the-l-a-complex-home-episode-5/  

The L.A. Complex “Other Side of the Door” Episode 4

The L.A. Complex  "Other Side of the Door" Episode 4 airs Tuesday May 15 at 9/8c on the CW. Episode Synopsis : Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson) and Kal (Andra Fuller) take a break from L.A. to relax and develop a new layer to their friendship. Raquel (Jewel Staite), who is dreading her birthday, looks to Gary (guest star  Rob  Stewart) and Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) to make her feel better. Meanwhile, feeling lost and discouraged, Abby (Cassie Steele ) and Nick (Joe Dinicol) spend the day together discovering the city and each other. Connor, who should be enjoying his success, is struggling with emotional challenges instead. Finally, when Alicia’s (Chelan Simons) exploits with Ricky (guest star Aaron Abrams " Rookie Blue ") backfire, an unexpected opportunity presents itself. Stefan Brogren directed the episode written by Karen Hill. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/15/the-l-a-complex-other-side-of-the-door-episode-4/  

'Firefly' and 'Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite 'starting' to get recognized more for 'The L.A. Complex'

Zap2it: In playing clawing-her-way-back-to-the-top actress Raquel in "The L.A. Complex," you're showing an edgy but funny side that hasn't been seen in your previous series roles. Are you enjoying playing that?Jewel Staite: When I was reading the script, I was a little worried that she wouldn't be likable, and I had to figure out a way to find the humor in her desperation. That was definitely the biggest challenge. She's hilarious, but I love that she does what she wants to do, regardless of the outcome.Zap2it: You had fame among sci-fi fans before starting "The L.A. Complex." Have you found people's reactions to you changing by virtue of your role in your new show?Jewel Staite: I'm starting to get recognized for Raquel more than anything else, and I'm used to people recognizing me for "Firefly" or "Stargate Atlantis." Especially with "Firefly," people come up and kind of want to hug me all the time, just... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/firefly-and-stargate-atlantis-jewel-staite-starting-to-get-recognized-more-for-the-la-complex.html

TV ratings: 'American Idol' holds the line Wednesday, 'Modern Family' down a little

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012"American Idol" held onto its place at the top of the ratings Wednesday, rising a little in viewers and coming in even among adults 18-40 compared to last week's performance show. ABC's comedy block was off slightly, with "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" all coming in below average. "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," however, improved some on last week, which had a rerun lead-in.CBS' dramas were also off a little from their most recent originals, but "Law & Order: SVU" improved slightly. And once again, a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" on The CW drew a bigger audience than its initial airing on Tuesday.FOX drew 16.3 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night, beating CBS (10.1 million, 6.4/10) by a wide margin. ABC came in third with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.6/7. NBC (5.2 million, 3.5/6) finished fourth, while... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-american-idol-holds-the-line-wednesday-modern-family-down-a-little.html

The L.A. Complex “Who You Know” Episode 3

The L.A. Complex  "Who You Know" Episode 3 airs Tuesday May 8 at 9/8c on the CW. Episode Synopsis : After being told that her Hollywood  stock has plummeted, Raquel (Jewel Staite) is dumped by her agency. Offended and angry, she’s even more hell-bent on getting her script optioned, even if it calls for some serious manipulation. Nick (Joe Dinicol), who’s failing wildly on the comedy circuit, draws on a bizarre one-night-stand to finally get a laugh. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/08/the-l-a-complex-who-you-know-episode-3/  

The L.A. Complex “Do Something” Episode 2

The L.A. Complex  "Do Something" Episode 2 airs Tuesday May 1 at 9/8c on the CW. Episode Synopsis : Broke and desperate, aspiring actress Abby (Cassie Steele) finds a place to crash at "The Lux" Motel in L.A. Here, she meets a group of like-minded displaced dreamers; Raquel (Jewel Staite), a former teen star who needs another chance, Alicia (Chelan Simmons), a tenacious dancer who gets so close in every audition, Tariq (Benjamin Charles  Watson), an intern/go-fer trying to get noticed in the competitive hip-hop world, Nick (Joe Dinicol), a struggling comedian who has no  luck  with women and Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore), the strikingly handsome Australian actor who has just landed a series. The episode was written and directed by Martin Gero. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/01/the-l-a-complex-do-something-episode-2/