The L Word Goes the Reality Route

What do you get when you combine the cameras and lack of privacy from The Real World franchise with a household full of lesbians, a la The L Word?

The Real L Word: Los Angeles, of course.

After six seasons, the Showtime drama starring Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, and Mia Kirshner that focused on the lives of a group of Los Angeles women who were primarily lesbian, came to an end in March.

But L Word fans who are looking for their fix won’t have to wait too long as original creator Ilene Chaiken and the production team (Magical Elves) behind Project Runway and Top Chef have been green-lit for nine episodes.

The show will focus on the lives of six lesbians living in Los Angeles and is expected to debut sometime next year.

"Even though we concluded our sixth season of 'The L Word' on Showtime this past March, I believe we are not nearly finished telling our 'L Word' stories," Chaiken told Variety. "Showtime has yet again come forward to continue with us this mission to entertain and enlighten and bring more 'L' to the world."

And in case that’s not enough for fans, Chaiken is also working on The L Word movie.

This is the second attempt at an L word spinoff; the first, starring Leisha Hailey titled The Farm, was passed up by Showtime.

With the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo through the roof in popularity, Showtime appears to be entering the all-female reality show market while it’s hot.

Fans of the original The L Word will likely tune in to watch but does anyone have room on their DVR for another reality series?

Will you give The Real L Word a shot in 2010?

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