The CW fast-tracks 'Danni Lowinski' pilot for midseason, bad news for 'Life Unexpected'?

lux-britt.gifAt last May's network Upfronts, we were surprised to learn that The CW didn't have any original programming lined up for midseason other than a reality show about brides getting in shape for the big day.

Now, it looks like the C-dub is feeling the crunch, because according to Deadline they've greenlit and fast-tracked a new legal dramedy, "Danni Lowinski."

Based on the 13-episode German series, "Danni Lowinski" follows a hairdresser who graduates from law school and can't find a job (presumably because she's too young, cute, and perky to be a serious lawyer). Undeterred, Danni starts her own law firm... at a kiosk in a shopping mall.

Though the pilot hasn't even been written yet, The CW is already considering it for midseason. They're confident in the source material and in key writer Snyder Urman, whose "90210," "Men In Trees," "Gilmore Girls," and "Lipstick Jungle" credits speak to her ability to write for women.

So far, no casting news, but we'll keep you posted.

While we're looking forward to some fresh faces on The CW, midseason enthusiasm may come as bad news to the network's lowest-rated drama, "Life Unexpected." The critical darling experienced a slight bump in the 18-34 ratings demo this week, but it may not be enough to save it, despite the best grassroots efforts of its small but enthusiastic fanbase.

LUX isn't dead yet, but now would be a good time to start crossing your fingers and convincing your friends to watch. Especially your friends with Nielsen boxes.

Meanwhile, veteran "One Tree Hill" and newbie "Hellcats" are hopeful for a full season pickup since they've both received six-episode script orders beyond the initial 13 episodes.

What are your thoughts on the new pickup, Zappers? Does it sound like something you'd watch? Weigh in in the comments.


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