A Fantastic Flop

“L.A. Complex” is a made-in-Canada show about young Canadians trying to make it in Hollywood. The series came to the CW in April and set a record … for least-watched premiere of a network drama during the regular season: only 646,000 viewers.

That’s too bad, because “L.A. Complex” is the raunchiest, funniest, most out-there drama on TV. It’s got a hip-hop star (Andra Fuller, above left) with a secret boyfriend (Benjamin Charles Watson, above right); they end up smoking weed with middle-aged B&B owners.

It’s got an aspiring dancer who makes a sex tape. “Name one person who didn’t benefit from a sex tape,” she says. Um, her. She’s regected for a music video for tweens. Her agent promises lucrative personal appearances, except “so far, no one’s called.”

And it’s got a married dentist who gives mom’s fake pearls to an actress and says, “If you could just wear them in one scene it would mean a lot to me” … and you know he DOES NOT MEAN A SCENE IN A MOVIE!

The season finale airs Tuesday, 9 p.m. The CW is on the fence about renewal. But Canada will air Season 2. CW, you better commit or I’ll have to move to Halifax!

Marc Silver has been watching TV since the days when people wrapped aluminum foil around TV antennae to improve reception.
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