is indeed a departure for the CW, and so far it has paid off - not just in critical approval but in the ratings as well. The charming new drama gave the netlet its best total audience in the coveted Monday 9pm time slot in over a year. At the same time, its 2.83 million debut has outperformed the original season of the other CW darling Gossip Girl
by 6 percent. Gossip Girl is currently on hiatus until March.
In fact, Life Unexpected
even improved on its One Tree Hill lead-in in both total viewers and the all-important 18-49 demo by 30 and 9 percent respectively.
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A great majority of the reviews for the kick-off episode of Life Unexpected
was generally positive, with commendations going to the show's writing, acting, and just vintage WB feel. Lux, especially, as a character and the awesome portrayal of Brittany Robertson are both afforded great praise.
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