Life Unexpected: DVD Release Confirms TV Show Cancellation

Life UnexpectedThough The CW hasn’t announced that struggling Life Unexpected is officially over, the studio has subtly confirmed the cancellation.

Life Unexpected is centered around a teenager named Lux (Brittany Robertson). She’s spent most of her life bouncing from one foster home to another, decides to get emancipated, and ends up meeting her biological family. The series also stars Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Kerr Smith, Reggie Austin, and Austin Basis.

The TV show was renewed for a second season last spring despite middling ratings. Season one averaged a 1.6 rating in the target 18-34 female demographic and two million viewers. The network no doubt hoped that it would catch on in season two but that hasn’t happened.

Viewership for Life Unexpected has dropped dramatically this season and the show’s been averaging a 1.2 rating with 1.5 million total viewers. It’s easily the lowest-rated show on the network and the only series that didn’t receive a pickup for the back nine episodes. The final installments of the season will air in January.

Warner Bros. has now announced that Life Unexpected: The Complete Series will be released on April 5, 2011. It will contain all of the episodes from seasons one and two as well as a pair of featurettes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The set will retail for $59.98.

Word is that writers have had enough notice to at least wrap up most of the show’s ongoing storylines. We’ll have to wait and see to find out if they satisfy viewers.

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  1. manda panda says

    im SO sad its over! why would cw make such a stupid decision like that! Thats show was the only reason i watched that chanel! i say they bring the show back on Fox SO THEY COULD HAVE BETTER RATINGS!

  2. TK says

    PLEASE don’t cancel Life Unexpected!! It is one of my favorite shows – my roommate and I watch it every week. It is so sad that people are tuning in to such garbage such as One Tree Hill (which I used to LOVE, but COME ON, after season 4 Tree Hill went Down Hill). Point is, LU is a great show and it would be such a waste of a great story if it isn’t picked up for another season. If anyone from the CW network is reading this comment, which I highly doubt, please understand that it is a show that is loved by many!

  3. zephyrhills123 says

    i love this show and can’t believe they would cancel it. It’s a great show that i think a lot of people can relate to! I just watched the finale whivh you could tell was a goodbye and i was very upset. I think it should be brought back or the CW will lose a lot of viewers.

  4. Gary says

    Just like Everwood they have killed good show. I didn;t even know seson 2 had strted up again. I think the WB didn’t try much to make the second season a success.

  5. Luisa says

    I absolutely love this show and I have watched it religiously every Tuesday night at nine pm since the show premiered. Always live never missed a show. I absolutely love this show and I am not satisfied at how it ended. I wanna know what happened in the two year span and also what happened to bug and Minnesota aka Mr. Daniels or Eric. Lol. I was such a fanatic. Every time you guys have a good show, you pull it off the air. Example that show about the two brothers, melrose place and now life unexpected. I think that’s the reason your ratings in the cw are so low because you don’t give the shows a chance to catch on. Anyone wouldn’t watch visit don’t want to get addicted and then be disappointed that the show is ending. Also another reason why your channel rating is so low might be because the only good show on there now is vampire diaries. And if you guys even ever think about cancelling that show. i will never watch the cw 11 again.

    • Aaron says

      I absolutely agree with you lol. I believe another reason the show was canceled is that they didn’t really advertise it. I don’t believe a lot of people new about it, it really had the potential to be one of the greatest shows the CW has. You guys should really consider on bringing it back.

  6. Latoya says

    I hate that the show ended the way it did I loved that show. It was like the writers had no time to wrap it up they ruined it. So the Cw can suck it!

    • Crescent Drops says

      I agree. Ilove this. Just finished watching and may I say….I hated how it ended. They should have just ended if with the trial and cut out the whole Emma affair thing. I mean urgh! I mean I’m happy with how they handled the whole Lux and Mr. Danielles thing,well done, but really they should have added a scene where Lux was of legal age and having them reunite in someway! Urgh, I’m sorry but, It’s just so sad that I show that was so real, had to end to cliche and fake. I liked Lux being valedictorian and the speech was lengthy, but I got it. Oh and Jones, oh ! I get whole ‘he was the right guy along thing’, but the connection between Lux and Eric, so wrong , but at same time look at what I stated before. Urgh, it’s like those last ten minutes killed the entire show for me, killed it!

  7. quana says

    CW always take off the good shows they suck u in and then next thing u know they pull the **** right off of your feet Life unexpected is going to be the next big like The Game when will y’all learn CW y’all keep the dumb ass **** on your TV station and finally.when y’all get good shows y’all take it right off air am going to just stop watching your network just all together so I hop someone pick up this show so we can aleast have something good to watch. You people just lost another good show I see why The Game left thanks a lot BET

  8. georgia says

    they should look at ratings internationally, i know so many people that watch it and love it over here in the UK. Also i honestly bet a lot of people watch it online, not just through the CW website but internationally through other websites too. I wish that they would renew it again, it’s so much better than the abomination that is gossip girl. And i hate to say this but i think one tree hill should end now, it’s gone on for too long and even i am struggling to watch it after having been an avid fan since season one.

  9. Lily says

    These past years, there have been too many cancelled shows that I loved . That’s a pity cause new ideas for 2011 seem to suck. I love TV series which look simple, which are not too ambitious, this kind on schedules which doesn’t have a lot of fans but very believer. Veronica Mars is the best example…

  10. Annie says

    Once again another great show cancelled. I had not watched the CW ever since it was the WB and Angel was cancelled. That was until this show came along. Lost me for good now.

  11. Carol says

    I really love this show. I think that a lot has to do with DVR boxes. I hardly ever watch this show live i record it and watch it at a later time.
    I wish that they would reconsider.

  12. Ashley says

    This makes me so mad! I absolutely love this show. I don’t understand why its viewers and ratings are so low. I feel like if more people watched it, they would like it and the ratings would go up. Everyone I know that has ever watched it, loves it. Plus, season 2 has been amazing so far. The story is so unlike that of every other show, and I think that is what I love about it. I wish there was something to do, but I guess it’s too late.

    • Nedia says

      i totally agree with you! and lets protest and not make it
      too late! i love this show, i honestly think if they cancel the
      series it will dissapoint a lot of people.

    • Oempaloempa says

      I totally do not agree with you, I think season 2 is so much better. We finally find some things out about Lux’s past. Baze finally starts dating someone maturer and Lux has a new beau.
      I love the series and I hate it’s going to end.

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