Specialty Channel

L.A. Complex, The

Network: Specialty Channel

Broadcast Run: 2012

Broadcast Medium: Television

Produced by Epitome Productions,  a new one-hour series titled The L.A. Complex debuted on CTV at 9:00 pm on Tuesday January 10th, 2012, simulcast on CTV’s MuchMusic channel.

The six-part series depicted the experiences of six aspiring performers who were seeking a path to stardom in Hollywood.  Linda Schuyler was the Executive Producer, with  Stephen Stohn and Martin Gero.

 As the show debuted, CTV announced that the CW Network  had picked up the series for broadcast in the U.S.  It premiered on the CW on April 24th 2012.

Cast included:

Andra Fuller as Kaldrick King
Benjamin Charles Watson as Tariq
Cassie Steele as Abby
Chelan Simmons as Alicia
Jewel Staite as Raquel
Joe Dinicol as Nick
Jonathan Patrick Moore as Connor

On March 28th 2012,  Bell Media announced that they had ordered an additional 13 episodes of  The L.A. Complex. Production would begin in Toronto and Los Angeles in mid-April.

Produced by Emmy-nominated Epitome Pictures (Degrassi) and executive produced, written, and directed by Martin Gero (HBO’s Bored To Death, Young People F*cking),

The L.A. Complex continued to follow the exploits of young hopefuls in search of stardom in Hollywood. It returned to MuchMusic on July 17th, (but not to the CTV Network). U.S. broadcaster The CW, which picked up the existing six episodes in January, had premiered The L.A. Complex on April 24.

Canadian TV personality Alan Thicke joined the cast for the new series, along with Days of Our Lives star Krista Allen.

On December 3, 2012 it was announced that The L.A. Complex wasn’t renewed for a third season by Much and Bell Media, but with a possibility that the series might be picked up by another network.

On December 20, 2012, The CW announced that the series was not going to be picked up by the network, making it officially canceled.

Written by Pip Wedge – July, 2012