'Life UneXpected' promo looks pretty good for The CW

lifeunexpected_video_290.jpg "Life UneXpected" just might bring the heart The CW needs in its lineup.

Not to say that shows like "Supernatural" and "Gossip Girl" lack their "aww" moments, but they're not exactly what you'd call fun for the whole family viewing. That definitely includes the dearly departed "The Beautiful Life," the short-lived model drama starring Mischa Barton and Sara Paxton.

We kept our fingers crossed for "Life UneXpected," which revolves around a teen named Lux (Britt Robertson) who tracks down her biological parents -- Cate (Shiri Appleby), a successful talk radio personality, and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha), a bar owner -- who haven't seen each other since high school.

Check out a promo for the series:



Looks pretty good, right? Our favorite line, tiny Appleby to Robertson: "You're big!" They actually seem believable as a family.

"Life UneXpected" premieres on Monday, Jan. 18, replacing "Gossip Girl" temporarily before moving into "One Tree Hill's" spot. The three shows will time-share Monday nights so there are less repeats.

We'll be watching. Will you?

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