It’s no secret that “Life Unexpected’s” ratings have dipped in its second season – or that they were never spectacular to begin with, even by the CW’s standards. The show has hovered perpetually in the “not dead yet” zone – and it looks like it’s going to stay there for a few more months.
Officially, The CW has not canceled the show, but this isn’t out of the ordinary. In fact, there will probably never be an official cancellation statement – more likely we simply won’t see “Life Unexpected” on the Fall 2011 schedule when it’s announced in May at the network Upfronts.
Plus, of course, there’s the little issue of the Season 2 finale, which aired on Tuesday and brought the series to a definite conclusion. If you haven’t watched yet, don’t read on, because – Spoiler alert! – in the final moments of the second hour, the gang flashed forward two years to Lux’s high school graduation. As valedictorian, Lux made a gorgeous speech (the “light years” metaphor made us cry!) while her family looked on.
Her family, comprised of Ryan and Julia (a couple) and their son, and Cate and Baze (also a couple). Even Math’s girlfriend was preggo. Lux was with Jones (who has really been the right guy all along) and Tasha was juvie-free and college bound.
There’s not really anywhere to go from such a neatly bound wrap-up. Additionally, a “Complete Series” DVD release, with all 26 episodes, has been scheduled for April 5 via Warner Home Video, and Kristoffer Polaha‘s holding deal with CBS is a pretty clear indicator that they’re making final “Life Unexpected” arrangements.
In short: We’re not holding our breath for Season 3, but we’re feeling awfully warm and fuzzy about the way Season 2 wrapped up. What did you think of the season (and possibly series) finale, Zappers? Let us know in the comments below!