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Life Unexpected Premieres Tonight Jan. 18 on the CW

TV Tonight: Life Unexpected

Mid-season TV has officially begun, and sometimes there are gems to be found in these new lineups. The CW's Life Unexpected is one of those shows.

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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marycherry marycherry 6 years
I loved it! This might very well become a new favorite over the next coming weeks. It did not so much remind me of GG but more so of One Tree Hill and Juno. Both the script and the acting were very good.
marycherry marycherry 6 years
I loved it! This might very well become a new favorite over the next coming weeks. It did not so much remind me of GG but more so of One Tree Hill and Juno.Both the script and the acting were very good.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I'll have to say that I watched the show last night and it didn't disappoint me. I think this show has a lot of potential; however, I didn't see the resemblance to Gilmore Girls, but I saw the resemblance to Juno. I can't wait for the next episode to air.
Dana18 Dana18 6 years
I love this show and can't wait to waych it next week.
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i was really looking forward to this show since i love the cast and i think that the GG comparison was enough for me. after watching it though i have a sense of what the underlying plot will be and the romantic turmoil that's going to happen, and i think that we're all just going to be waiting until kate and nate get together. it was cute though and i'll tune in again to see it :)
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
Just watched it and it was really really good.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 6 years
I really liked this show.Hopefully it'll stick around.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 6 years
I watched it a few hours ago. I actually really liked it and even got a bit teary eyed at the end. I will definitely be watching next week.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
it starts in about an hour here, i hope its really good.
esmerb esmerb 6 years
I just got done watching it and it was AMAZING!!!
care0531 care0531 6 years
Thanks Buzz for the reminder! I have to set my DVR which is ready to explode!!!
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