The CW’s drama series ‘Life Unexpected’ ended its second season January 18. “Life Unexpected”, a television series broadcasted by The CW, aired for two seasons but was unsuccessful in securing a loyal following.
During season one, the series acquired about two million viewers, but only received a 1.6 as a rating. Producers hoped a second season would rally viewers. However, ratings dropped to 1.2 with only 1.5 million viewers per episode. Prior to cancelling the show, “Life Unexpected” was the least viewed show on the network.
The show’s storyline revolved around fifteen-year-old Lux, a young girl living without the care of her biological parents. Critics blamed the shows demise on its predictable storyline, claiming it did not exhibit uniqueness.
In an attempt to push ratings, writers and producers alike tried different tactics. Producers aired a crossover of “One Tree Hill” but were unsuccessful. One Tree Hill’s characters like Haley James Scott were imported and were given roles to connect with the show’s storyline.
Though the show is expected to end, fans can still see Lux by buying its DVD version, which contains full episodes of seasons one and two. The DVD’s also contained deleted scenes and behind the scenes short clips.
Recently, the CW has come under scrutiny for another show that cancelled with millions of viewers. CW’s orginal series “The Game” was cancelled due to low ratings and a lack of viewers. However, the show was picked up by cable channel BET and premiered last week with 7.7 million viewers.