Life Unexpected is an American television drama series created by Liz Tigelaar and produced by Mojo Films in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television about a teenage girl, brought up in the foster care system, who decides to track down her birth parents and become an emancipated minor.
Life Unexpected premiered in South Africa on DStv's Vuzu channel on Wednesday 18 August 2010, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 aired on Vuzu from 18 August to 10 November, 2010, on Wednesdays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the first season.
After spending all of her 15 years bouncing from one foster family to another in Portland, Oregon, Lux (Britt Robertson) has decided it's time to take control of her life and become an emancipated minor.
Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological father, 30-something Nate "Baze" Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha), who owns a bar, lives like an aging frat-boy with two slacker roommates, and is astonished to learn that he has a teenage daughter.
Lux is equally astonished when Baze reveals that her mother is Cate Cassidy (Shiri Appleby), a star on the local "Morning Madness" radio show, along with her on-air partner and real-life boyfriend, Ryan Thomas (Kerr Smith).
Lux has been listening to Cate's voice on the radio as long as she can remember, so she feels an instant connection with the mom she's never met.
Baze takes Lux to meet Cate, who is shocked and saddened to learn that Lux has grown up in foster care, but thrilled to finally meet her beautiful daughter.
When a judge decides that Lux isn't ready for emancipation and unexpectedly grants temporary joint custody to Baze and Cate, they agree to try to get past the awkwardness and make a belated attempt to give Lux the family she deserves.
Life Unexpected is produced by Mojo Films in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Liz Tigelaar and Gary Fleder. Fleder directed the pilot.
Series exclusive to Vuzu
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Premiere: 18 August 2010 | Finale: 10 November 2010 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Season 2 (13 episodes)
Premiere: 9 July 2011 | Finale: 1 October 2011 | Saturdays, 20h30