Sometimes, there’s news out there that is sad while at the same time being unfortunately predictable; and with that in mind, we turn to the latest story all about “The L.A. Complex.” It is no secret to anyone out there that this show on The CW was not much of a ratings warrior at all; as a matter of fact, it routinely score 0.3 ratings in the 18-49 demographic, and was one of the lowest-rated shows overall on all of broadcast television.
Canadian station MuchMusic (who was by and large responsible for the show to begin with) had already made the decision to cancel the series earlier this fall, but The CW had yet to actually make a firm decision … and now they have. The network has not firmly announced a reason why they are officially kicking the show to the curb, but it is pretty easy to say why: the ratings just weren’t good enough.
The saddest part in losing a show like this is that along with “Arrow,” this was probably the strongest piece of work that The CW has put on the air all year long. It was a fascinating story that showed a bit more truth to the way in which people in Los Angeles struggle to make a living while pursuing their dreams, and it was in that sense grittier and darker than most of the network’s other shows (especially when it comes to the standpoint of realism).
So what does the network have coming up instead? It’s been no secret that The CW is working to bring Wonder Woman to the small screen again, and they have also expressed interest in bringing on board a female-centered version of Robin Hood as of late.
Even if this news is predictable, are you still saddened by it? If you want to see what one former star of the show has been up to lately, you can do so over here.
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