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Tuesday on Utah TV: "The L.A. Complex" returns. The question is — why?

Published July 17, 2012 5:02 pm

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There's a shocking twist to the second-season premiere of The L.A. Complex (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) - the fact that there is a second-season premiere on The CW.

This soapy Canadian import about a bunch of beautiful young people trying to make it in Hollywood isn't any worse than most of what's on The CW. It's arguably better than a lot of what airs on the network.

But the first season - all six episodes - bombed horribly. The premiere was the lowest-rated drama premiere in American broadcast TV history; and a subsequent episode attracted so few viewers it registered as a zero share in the ratings.

There weren't enough people tuned in to make it even a blip on the radar.

As the second season begins, Kaldrick tries to make things right with Tariq; Connor turns to Raquel for comfort and Nick and Abby take their relationship to the next level.

Elsewhere on TV ...

America's Got Talent (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A dozen of the top 48 acts perform.

Michael Wood's Story of England (7 and 8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The history of England from the 17th century through the present is reviewed.

Rizzoli & Isles (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): A pair of husband-and-wife psychiatrists are murdered.

Trust Us With Your Life (8 and 8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Improv artists act out scenes from the lives of Mark Cuban and Ricky Gervais.

The L.A. Complex (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Kaldrick tries to make things right with Tariq.

Franklin & Bash (8 and 10 p.m., TNT): The guys are charged with assault.

NY Med (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) A man needs a liver transplant; a surgeon adjusts to life in New York after being flooded out of New Orleans.

Love in the Wild (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The three remaining couples have to deal with horses, cliffs and wild waters.

Pretty Little Liars (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): Emily has another flashback, which points her toward another suspect.

Jane By Design (10 p.m., ABC Family): Jane prepares to go on her first official date with Eli.

White Collar (10 p.m., USA): Peter devises a plan to get Neal back in the U.S. before Collins finds him.

P.O.V. (11 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): "Guilty Pleasures" looks at the reasons behind the popularity of romance novels.

The Glee Project (11 p.m. Oxygen): It's theatricality week.

Retired at 35 (11 p.m., TV Land): Elaine and Alan don't trust David's new girlfriend.

Covert Affairs (11 p.m., USA): Annie and Augie are in Spain tracking down a computer virus.