Life Unexpected

9:30pm – Monday, September 12 on FOUR

Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Ryan (Kerr Smith) intend to walk down the aisle in this week’s Life Unexpected season finale, screening on Monday, September 12 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. Over the series’ first season, Cate and Ryan endured many trials, with most of the problems caused by Baze (Kristoffer Polaha). But Lux’s dad will also be an obstacle for Cate to overcome before the wedding. “In Life Unexpected fashion, nothing is easy with the four of us,” Britt Robertson, who plays Lux, explains. “Cate ends up making the right decision for herself, and she ends up finding herself amongst the craziness that is life.”

With the wedding comes the question of family. “Cate makes a definitive answer in the last episode of what she’s going to do with her life and how she’s going to deal with Lux being in her life now,” continues Robertson. “You’ll see that Cate and Lux settle their own problems with each other and become a family. Lux finds a place in her heart to be supportive of Cate either way.”

Whatever the wedding brings, Robertson says it’s a great set-up for the series’ second season. “There are tons of cliff-hangers in the finale,” she says.

Make sure not to miss these when Life Unexpected concludes its first season on Monday, September 12 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

9:30pm – Monday, July 11 on FOUR

Of Life Unexpected’s four core characters, Lux (Britt Robertson) is the youngest, though she was forced to grow up fast. Now as the series continues, Lux’s years on her own start to affect her ability to find her place in the family in this week’s Life Unexpected, screening on Monday, July 11 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. According to executive producer Liz Tigelaar, this week sees a desperate Cate (Shiri Appleby) giving Lux an ultimatum. However despite Cate’s best efforts to keep the troubled teen in line, Lux will continue to do what she does best – leave.

“It just gets really crazy,” Liz Tigelaar explains. “Cate’s world breaks down, in part due to her own making. By episode four [this week’s episode] it starts to get a little nuts.” There’s also trouble coming for Bug (Rafi Gavron) and Lux with the introduction of Jones (Austin Butler). “There is going to be a Bug-Lux-Jones triangle that starts to brew,” Tigelaar continues. “Jones is a mini-Baze [Kristoffer Polaha]… Baze likes Jones so much better than Bug, though we also see Baze’ relationship with Bug develop. Bug’s dad is in prison and he is envious of what Lux has. Baze becomes a father figure to Bug even though Baze really wants Lux to date Jones and he tries to make that happen as well.”

Amid her own relationship problems, “it’s Ryan [Kerr Smith] who makes Lux see that nothing is more childlike than wanting your parents together if they’re not,” Tigelaar says. “In the beginning of the season, Lux would be way too smart and savvy to ever think Cate and Baze belong together, but over the course of the season, one of her arcs is that she does, and that will weigh on Cate and Baze.”

Make sure not to miss the lead up to all this when Life Unexpected continues on Monday, July 11 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

9:30pm – Monday, June 20 on FOUR

Fans of classic teen series can rejoice with the new CW drama Life Unexpected, premiering on Monday, June 20 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. As its star Kerr Smith explains, the “stylistic view” and “heavily character-driven” story lines are reminiscent of series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicity, Charmed, Dawson’s Creek. “It’s obviously coming at the audience from a different angle than Dawson’s or Felicity but the stylistic view of the show is very old school,” Smith says.

“It’s a heavily character-driven show which is what those shows were, so I think for anybody who enjoyed those days of television, and even the people that are watching CW shows now, it’s going to be a refreshing journey back in time.”

Life Unexpected tells the story of the unexpected turn of events when Lux (Britt Robertson), who was given up for adoption 15 years earlier, finds her biological parents Cate (Shiri Appleby), a famous radio disc jockey, and Nate “Baze” Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha), a one-time jock turned aging frat boy.

Smith plays Ryan, Cate’s lovable co-host and boyfriend. “It’s not your traditional love triangle,” Smith explains of the complicated relationship between Baze, Cate and Ryan. “It’s a crazy, isosceles triangle – that’s what I’m going with. The love thing is more on the side of Ryan and Cate and then you have Baze there; he’s the father of her child. He keeps hanging around and Ryan doesn’t want him there and Cate doesn’t really want him there.”

“They’ve got this weird high school fantasy thing going on from back in the day and you can’t really put your finger on it. It’s different, I like it!”

Make sure not to miss your first introduction to these characters when Life Unexpected premieres on Monday, June 20 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

First it was TV4. Then it was C4. Now it’s just Four. The new look channel from Mediaworks which they say will be a mainstream entertainment channel with a target audience of 18-49 year olds. No news, sport or information, just pure escapism.

The new and returning shows and their trailers are below:

New Shows

Covert Affairs

Life Unexpected

The Good Guys

The Gates

Love Bites


Top Chef: Just Desserts

Models of the Runway


Friends With Benefits

Mixed Signals

Perfect Couples

Neighbours From Hell

Bobs Burgers

The Cape


Returning shows
The Jono Project
Select Live
The Office
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American Dad
The Cleveland Show
30 Rock
The Biggest Loser
Top Chef
America’s Next Top Model
The Simpsons
How I Met Your Mother
Parks and Recreation

Picks from Four’s new line up would have to be Covert Affairs and Life Unexpected.  There is some pretty good potential with the line up if you’re just looking for something to watch.  The real challenge for Mediaworks is how they’re going to convince people to tune in to the channel over anything else.

What do you think of the line up?

C4 have announced their 2010 new season line up. Let us know what you think.

Melrose Place

The Cleveland Show

Parks and Recreation

Sons of Anarchy

Life Unexpected

Pretty Wicked

Returning international favourites:
The Office
30 Rock
South Park
How I Met Your Mother
American Dad
Family Guy