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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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Laura February 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

I can’t believe that this show was cancelled I waited for every Tuesday to come…it break my heart to see it gone…great ending but it doesn’t explain it very well

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Helena February 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm

It is so ridiculous… It has just come onto E4 in England, and I LOVE IT! However, my viewing doesn’t frikkin’ count because I didn’t watch it on CW on the premiere night!

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Anonymous January 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

The ending was so silly and I can’t believe it is over.

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Erin Thompson January 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm

WB PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back Life Unexpcted The CW Network didn’t make a annoucment to cancel Life Unexcpted WB PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release a thrid season Life Unexpected The CW Network Would make Life Unexpcted a full Season 3

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Materialgrl January 24, 2011 at 5:08 am

Wow uh none of the revolving storylines had closer. Oh if only this show would have been on fox then it would have had the the right ending progressed into the future (I.e. The oc) so at least fans could have had proper closure to this party of five-esque heartfelt dramatic series.

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PinkLady73 January 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Why is every decent show being cancelled in favor of keeping shows that promote the skankiest of people and habits? Cancelling this amazing show is lame on the part of CW and they need to be glad they have The Vampire Diaries to keep them afloat, or I’d be done with them and their lame channel. Bad move CW – very bad move. Life Unexpected was refreshingly honest and one I looked forward to every week and during the entire down season. Hey CW… Epic Fail

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ECK January 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Too bad!!! We have enjoyed and looked forward to watching this show as a family each week. It seems that good “family shows” are just not what the networks and viewers want.

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JMR January 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I love this show. I can’t believe it would be cancellecd so soon.

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Anonymous January 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I am really sad to hear that this show is being canceled..I really love watching the show unfortunately I work nights so I am unable to see it at the time it airs but I watch it online. It just seems ya’ll cancel all the good shows and keep all the stupid shows especially those reality shows..come on already those stupid shows are on every other channel already.

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JMR January 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I totally agree with the statement that all the good shows are cancelled and all the stupid ones are aired. I can’t stand reality shows. Sorry to all the Jersey shore fans but I just can’t get into it. I like shows like Life Unexpected, Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill.

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Anonymous January 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

NO!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! THIS IS SUCH A GOOD SHOW!! THIS SHOW LITERALLY GETS ME THROUGH THE WEEK! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!!

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Anonymous January 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY CANNOT DO THIS TO MEEE!! THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS! I THINK I AM GOING TO CRY RIGHT NOWW.

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Ginger Tripp January 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I am really sorry that this show was cancelled it was one of my favorites. I really loved the show so sad. And I am over the age that ususally watches this type of show. Not the right promoting or something happened.

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Anonymous January 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

This is rediculous I love this show,dnt take it awayy!:/

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KitKat January 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I completely love this show and yes their has been too many shows cancelled over the recent past few year. I say STOP cancelling great shows like this one. On the other hand Lux is a BITCH

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Britnie January 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

NO! NO! NO! I am in love with this show and it should not be canceled!!!!!!!

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