Premiering tonight, Life Unexpected is about as far from Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries as you can get. The show follows a foster child named Lux (played by Britt Robertson), who seeks her birth parents when she wants to be emancipated. In a twist, the judge denies the emancipation and instead awards shared custody to her shell-shocked, 32-year-old birth parents, played by Shiri Appleby and Kristoffer Polaha. It's refreshing to see a TV series' drama revolve around realistic relationships and the difficulties of growing up — even in your 30s (watch the extended preview here).
I mentioned the other day that I loved the heartwarming Life Unexpected pilot but was worried that the low-key subject matter wouldn't draw enough viewers — but considering that it's replacing Gossip Girl during its hiatus, maybe you'll be able to make time for the family drama.
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