Last summer, The CW basically took three-plus months off from programming, deciding not to air a single new show in June, July or August. That may change this year.
According to Deadline.com
, The CW is close to a deal to acquire six episodes of the new Canadian soap "The L.A. Complex" for a summer run.
Created by Martin Gero, "The L.A. Complex" premieres on MuchMusic next week and will then run on CTV. The CW deal would be for the six produced episodes of the series, with the possibility of seven additional episodes.
"The L.A. Complex" is basically "Melrose Place" with more Canadian actors, focusing on a group of 20-somethings living in a Los Angeles apartment complex and trying to make it in Hollywood. Stars include Cassie Steele, Joe Dinicol, Chelan Simmons and Benjamin Charles Watson.
You may recall that The CW previously gave a summer try-out to the comedy "18 to Life," but gave up on that experiment after three episodes in 2010.