James Hibberd
January 05, 2012 AT 08:31 PM EST

Can the Canadians one-up Melrose Place?

The CW is near a deal to acquire a Canadian series titled The L.A. Complex, about a group of young people trying to make it in Hollywood, living in an apartment complex.

The network has bought 6 episodes of the series and may expand the deal by another 7 episodes for a 13-episode run. The network plans to run the show during its traditionally low-rated summer months. Move comes right after the network ordered a pilot for Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon’s project Cult.

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