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Filling the Gilmore Girls void January 17, 2010

Posted by Patrick in Televisual.
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It’s been a long hard road since Gilmore Girls bit the dust back in 2007, but The CW, the US network behind Gilmore Girls is in some way making up for that loss by giving us Life Unexpected.

From the official site:

After spending her life bouncing from one foster family to another, 15-year-old Lux has decided to become an emancipated minor. Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological father, 30-something Nate “Baze” Bazile, who lives like an aging frat-boy and is astonished to learn he has a daughter. Lux is equally astonished to learn that her mother is Cate Cassidy, a star on local radio, along with her boyfriend, Ryan Thomas. When a judge grants temporary custody of Lux to Baze and Cate, they agree to make a belated attempt to give Lux the family she deserves.

From the trailer at least, it looks like it lacks some of the snarky witticism that Gilmore Girls did so well, but if we’re looking for the pure mother-daughter banter element, that looks like it could be here in droves.

Shiri Appleby, best known for playing Roswell‘s Liz, has finally made her way back to the small screen in her role as Lux’s mother Cate. Kerr Smith, Dawson’s Creek‘s Jack is also part of the cast as Cate’s boyfriend Ryan.

Looks like this one could go either way. It looks dangerously close to going into schmaltzy 7th Heaven territory at any moment, but I’ll at least give it the first episode to make my judgement.

The first ten minutes are now available on Facebook, and the show launches in the US next Monday. Check out the extended trailer below.

[Image: The CW]