Showtime orders third season of The Real L Word

ShowtimeShowtime has ordered a third season of its lesbian reality television series The Real L Word which will film in New York as well as Los Angeles. The series was “inspired” by Showtime’s hit drama The L Word which followed the lives and loves of a group of friends and ran for six seasons.

 

Press Release.

Showtime has ordered a third season of The Real L Word, the announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Nine new episodes of the controversial, unscripted series that intimately follows a group of high-profile lesbians living uncensored before the cameras, will go into production in Los Angeles and New York in early 2012.

While seasons one and two focused exclusively on L.A.’s tight-knit lesbian community, season three will introduce several new women from the vibrant New York scene while also featuring the return of key “fan favourite” cast members. The contrasting styles of east coast and west coast lesbian life is sure to make for an electrifying season. Although the series will straddle both coasts, it will continue to depict these ladies in their passionate (mis-)adventures, both at work and play. Fans of The Real L Word also expect some big surprises and special guest star appearances throughout the season. A search for dynamic new cast members is expected to start soon in L.A. and N.Y.

“We’re excited and gratified to be picking up the stories of our most beloved season 2 cast members at some truly major and life-altering junctures, and we think it’s time to throw down and invite the women of New York to join in and demonstrate the claims they’ve lobbed at us these past few years…that New York’s women have something more to say about lesbian life, something that isn’t being said by our Los Angeles ladies. Bring it on, Brooklyn!” – producer Ilene Chaiken

The Real L Word is created and executive produced by Chaiken and fellow executive producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves (Project Runway, Top Chef).