'The L.A. Complex' Not Renewed for Third Season by Canada's MuchMusic Channel
The low-rated Canadian soap about wannabe stars chasing dreams in Hollywood to possibly end after sophomore run.
TORONTO – The CW drama The L.A. Complex isn’t getting a callback from Canadian broadcaster Bell Media for a third season.
That signals a possible end to the low-rated soap from Epitome Pictures about Canadians chasing the Hollywood dream.
The CW has made no decision on the future of the series on its channel as it holds crunch talks with the Canadian producer, according to sources.
Stephen Sohn, executive producer of Epitome Pictures, said the producer is "still exploring its options for the series," which include The L.A. Complex possibly landing on another Canadian network.
Bell Media ordered an initial six one-hours of The L.A. Complex and aired the soap on its MuchMusic channel, before The CW acquired the Canadian transplant for its schedule.
The Canadian broadcaster said that the ratings for the second season were well down from the first, leading MuchMusic to decide against a third season order.
The L.A. Complex was created and executive produced by Martin Gero, who wrote for HBO’s Bored to Death before returning to Canada to write the homegrown drama tailored for the U.S. market.
The series was sold to 170 territories outside Canada.
The ensemble cast included Jonathan Patrick Moore (Neighbours) as Connor, an Australian with a dark past, and Cassie Steele (Degrassi) as Abby, a Toronto girl looking to make it far from home.
The L.A. Complex was also executive produced by Linda Schuyler of Epitome Pictures.