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Life Unexpected 

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After 15 years in foster homes, Lux decides to get emancipated, which leads to her meeting her birth parents.

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Liz Tigelaar
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Britt Robertson ...  Lux Cassidy 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Shiri Appleby ...  Cate Cassidy 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Kristoffer Polaha ...  Nate 'Baze' Bazile 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Austin Basis ...  Matthew 'Math' Rogers 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Kerr Smith ...  Ryan Thomas 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Ksenia Solo ...  Natasha 'Tasha' Siviac 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Shaun Sipos ...  Eric Daniels 12 episodes, 2010-2011
Emma Caulfield Ford ...  Emma Bradshaw 11 episodes, 2010-2011
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15-year-old foster-care vet Lux has finally decided to become an emancipated minor. During her journey through the legal maze, she finds her biological father, 32-year-old Nate "Baze" Bazile, who lives above a bar and is astonished to learn that he has a daughter, and finally her biological mother, Cate Cassidy, a local-radio star with a fiancé, Ryan Thomas. A judge decides to grant temporary custody of Lux to Baze and Cate instead of emancipating her. Written by Josef

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English

Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Light Years See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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1.78 : 1
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Britt Robertson (Lux) and Shiri Appleby (Cate) became very close friends during the run of the show and in fact lived together for some time. See more »

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Emotional and Fulfilling
19 January 2010 | by gazzalereSee all my reviews

Life Unexpected from CBS & Warner Bros channel The CW is about a 15-year-old girl trying to get herself emancipated to get away from the foster care system. Before I heard about this show I was hooked on another CW show One Tree Hill but then "Life Unexpected" popped up and I just thought "I have to watch this" because not only does it look different but from previews it looks exciting.

From the opening of the first scene right up to that finale of the first episode you can really feel the emotion that our main character Lux, played by Brittany Robertson is putting out to the audience followed closely behind her co-characters Cate Cassidy, played by Shiri Appleby and Nate, played by Kristoffer Polaha. By the way let's not forget the amazing Karr Smith who plays a love interest Ryan Thomas who ultimately gets caught up in the deep history as it unfolds.

At the end of the day without saying to much on the story of a young girl whose been thrown around the foster system for way too long before wanting to become emancipated I'm just going to leave you with one final thing… Whenever possible try and catch the first episode of this truly emotional and fulfilling new show, then you'll just want more and more episodes as the story unfolds, I honestly think there's a bright future for "Life Unexpected" catch it Monday's 9/8c on The CW.


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