Most Read: Entertainment

Trove link goes here

Going Out Guide

GOG Blog

Alcohol delivery? Ultra hopes you’ll drink to that.

Alcohol delivery? Ultra hopes you’ll drink to that.

Ultra promises to drop off your desired beer, wine or spirits within an hour of ordering.

Tonight’s Nightlife Agenda: Stone happy hour and Jesse Boykins III

Tonight’s Nightlife Agenda: Stone happy hour and Jesse Boykins III

Looking for something to do tonight? Try delicious $4 beers and the new sound of soul.

Best Bets

More Best Bets

Recently Reviewed Restaurants

More Recently Reviewed Restaurants

TV Column
Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/10/2012

CW picks up Canadian drama ‘The L.A. Complex’


”18 to Life” didn’t quite work out for the CW in 2010. (Bertrand Calmeau - THE CW)
In the grand tradition of networks picking up Canadian shows to fill the airwaves, CW has ordered six hour-long episodes of new scripted series “The L.A. Complex.”

The drama, which debuts in Canada Tuesday night, will follow six “sexy, young” performers — what other kind would there be on the CW? — as they live together in an apartment-style motel and try to make it big in Hollywood.

Networks have been using scripted Canadian imports for awhile now to grab ratings, especially during the summer, though with mixed results. Things didn’t work out so well for the CW in 2010, when the network pulled “18 to Life” (in which two 18-year-old kids from warring families get married) off the schedule halfway through its scheduled run.

However, CW parent company CBS had much better luck with cop drama “Flashpoint.” So did ABC with cop drama “Rookie Blue.” We would sense a theme here, but CBS’s cop drama “The Bridge” was pulled after three episodes in 2010.

“The L.A. Complex” will premiere on the CW sometime later this spring.

Here’s the trailer:

By  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/10/2012

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company