For the past month, the CW Network has been heavily hyping their new drama series, Life Unexpected, which premieres on Monday January 18th at 8PM EST right before an all new episode of season 7 of One Tree Hill.
Life Unexpected, which is written and produced by Liz Tigelaar (“Brothers and Sisters,” “What About Brian”), Janet Leahy (“Boston Legal,” “Gilmore Girls”) and Gary Fleder (“October Road”), is the story of 15-year-old Lux (Britt Robertson, “Swingtown”), who, after spending her life bouncing from one foster family to another, has decided it’s time to become an emancipated minor. Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological parents, Nate “Baze” Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha, “Mad Men”) and Cate Cassidy (Shiri Appleby, – Roswell, E.R.). When a judge unexpectedly grants temporary joint custody to Baze and Cate, they agree to make a belated attempt to give Lux the family she deserves.
Life Unexpected is set in Portland, Oregon where Cate and Nate have been living totally separate lives since their brief encounter in high school – Nate is a confirmed bachelor who owns a local bar and Kate has become the host of successful Portland morning radio show. Neither one is ready for the surprise of having 16 year old Lux show up looking for them to sign a paper emancipate her.
Life Unexpected also stars Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek, My Bloody Valentine 3D) as Cate’s radio show host partner/boyfriend, Ryan Thomas who finds himself caught up in the complications of this newest twist in Cate’s life.
The CW went behind the scenes to talk to Kerr Smith about working on Life Unexpected.
What the video preview of Life Unexpected and then tune into the CW on Monday January 18th to catch the premiere of this all new family drama series.