To celebrate her first starring role on a regular TV series, Britt Robertson did what many 19-year-olds would do: She treated herself with a new car and a new dog.
The car? A shiny Mercedes C300. The dog? A miniature dachshund named Foster.
“His name is a little bit after the show,” Robertson explains during a phone interview about her CW dramedy Life Unexpected (tonight, 9 ET/PT). The moniker is an homage — in addition to her favorite dessert, bananas foster — to her role as Lux, a 15-year-old foster child who has been shuffled through the system since being given up at birth by her teenage mother.
Originally an effort to gain emancipation as a minor, Lux’s attempt to navigate the legal system finds her reunited with her birth parents, who are granted temporary custody. A twist comes in the form of a love relationship between Cate, her recently engaged birth mother, and Nate, her birth father, who didn’t know he had a daughter. The two haven’t seen each other since high school.
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