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The LA Complex: Cancelled or Renewed by The CW?

renewed or cancelled LA Complex on CWThe CW recently cancelled shows like Ringer and The Secret Circle but there hasn’t been any word about The CW’s LA Complex. Has it been cancelled as well or will it be back for season two?

The LA Complex revolves around a group of young singers, dancers, and actors who are trying to make it in Hollywood. The ensemble cast includes Jonathan Patrick Moore, Jewel Staite, Joe Dinicol, Cassie Steele, Chelan Simmons, Andra Fuller, Benjamin Charles Watson, and Ennis Esmer.

The series had a truly terrible premiere on The CW on April 24th. It registered a mere 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 630,000 total viewers. The ratings have dropped each week since then. The fourth and most recent episode drew a 0.2 rating with 530,000 viewers.

Should The CW keep LA Complex?

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LA Complex is produced in Canada by Bell Media for their MuchMusic, a youth-skewing cable channel. The six episodes were ordered in August 2010 and went into production in Toronto and Los Angeles last fall. The CW purchased the rights to air them here in the states.

In March, shortly before LA Complex premiered, Bell Media ordered 13 additional episodes of the series. Production is underway and the new episodes are expected to debut in Canada in mid-July. In case you’re wondering, they’re considered part of the first season. A second season hasn’t been ordered yet.

The CW hasn’t said if they plan to purchase the 13 new installments but it seems unlikely given the current ratings. What’s more, the show isn’t on The CW’s summer schedule and was MIA from the the network’s 2012-13 schedule.

Depending on the details of The CW’s contract, LA Complex could potentially pop up on a cable network but that seems unlikely too. The show’s CW ratings have been quite poor, even by cable standards.

If LA Complex fans in the states want to see the upcoming 13 episodes, they should hope that they’ll be released on DVD or for download via iTunes. That’s probably going to be the only (legal) way to see them here in the US.

What do you think? Do you like the LA Complex series? Do you think that The CW should cancel it or keep it going?


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marissa December 31, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Please bring this show back…


Larry May 27, 2013 at 11:08 am

I remember watching LA complex online and fell in love with the gay rapper..from then on it skyrocked for me..I then fell inlove with the entire cast shortly after..yes the show should return to CW. I watched the show religously. It was like a drug to me..So please bring the show back


Amber January 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I completely agree, next to 90210, this is my favorite!!! PLEASE BRING BACK l.a. Complex! It was getting so good!!


stacy baret October 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

la complex needs to come back. they cannot leave us hanging like that. one of the best shows in my opinion on the cw. I’m hooked.


Angel Rojas October 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I think they should keep the show I LOVE IT!. One of the best shows CW put on air so far. It would be a great deal if they put it back on!


Anonymous October 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

LA Complex is a great show. Bring it back and advertise more. Ringer
should not be cancelled


Savvy September 30, 2012 at 1:13 am

By the way, I loved Ringer. But it seems that since the days of Buffy, the CW struggles to generate interest in shows – even though some of them have been really good. I wonder if Meryl Streep’s daughter can get people watching Emily Owens, MD??


Savvy September 30, 2012 at 1:10 am

Truly gripping show. I can’t get enough of it and it makes me sad that I was one of the few watching. I thought some parts of it were very realistic.


dustin August 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

This show is amazing, I usually don’t watch many shows like this, but it has interesting plots, and amazing storylines… Maybe its just the CW’s lack of fans… Hopefully something will get these ratings up!


John A. July 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Love the show. A lot of the situations start out as if the old cliche is the thing here and immediately this impression is defeated by interesting actors, clever direction and som really good location choices. Haven’t been to get to L.A. in 3 years so this is my show! (wow, open comments)
S2.E1 “Vacancy” just went out on my air. Thanks!


jesse June 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I just started watching I hope they dont cancel it!I love that a show finally has a realistic story line about black gay men.


Trevor Maxwell May 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Give this show a little more time and I’m sure the ratings will be up there !!!!!!! HATERS !!


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