After heartily celebrating the news of a renewal, it’s time to get down to the business of keeping Life Unexpected good and enjoyable — and the stars weigh in on the road they wish their characters would take.

Photos from the CW Fall 2010 Upfront Presentation

Kerr Smith, for one, is all about breaking the holy Life Unexpected triumvirate of Lux (Britt Robertson), Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha). If it were up to him, his character Ryan, who got to marry Cate after all the romantic waltzing of season 1, wouldn’t be the good guy everyone cut him out to be.

“I don’t like to play characters that are so clean cut,” he tells Zap2it. “I like to get into the dirt, because everybody’s got dirt on them. So I’d like to get into Ryan’s backstory a little bit.”

Polaha, for his part, says he thinks his onscreen daughter Lux will “flourish” after her rebel child run in the inaugural season.

“I think she’s going to have a feeling of ‘Did my parents adopt a lemon?’ and she’s going to really want to show that she’s smart and good and all that stuff, which will sort of lead to chaos and comedy and great times.”

And what about the oft-ignored (and imaginary) side of the Cate love triangle, Math? Polaha says he has had it with the snubbing and reveals his hopes that Math will finally move on.

“My hope for [Austin’s] character is that he finally gets off the Cate wagon and finds himself a healthy girlfriend.”

But going back to the renewal, just how did the cast of Life Unexpected celebrate the news?

Smith says he refused to turn his phone on the morning of the upfront because he “just didn’t want to deal” with it, only to be deluged with 20 or so messages when he finally turned it on at noon.

Appleby went out drinking with the rest of the cast, while Basis joked that he’d been waiting at the upfront venue for three months.

Lux creator Liz Tigelaar was more succinct. She tweeted: “Season 2 Baby!!!!!!! Yippppeeeee!”

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Glenn Diaz

Staff Writer, BuddyTV