BREAKING: The L Word renewed for sixth and final season

Showtime has announced that it has renewed "The L Word" for a sixth and final season. Eight episodes have been ordered and are expected to premiere in early 2009.

A story published today by Reuters reported the following....

While past seasons generally have consisted of 12-13 episodes each, Showtime executives and series creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken believed that eight additional episodes were creatively what was needed to wrap up the story lines.

So that's that. Another season of watching crazy Jenny, OCD Bette, STD-dodging Shane and the rest of the merry band of TV lesbians!

(Yes I know I'm the music editor, but I got too excited not to post this story.)


Lesberita said...

Does this mean this is the last and final season??

Lesberita said...

Doh! I'm an idiot, I just saw that the URL says "it has been renewed for a sixth and final season".

That's so sad.

Beebo Brinker said...

i don't know how ilene is going to wrap up these story lines.. i think she should just blow up the Planet while there all inside sipping on espresso. Okay i'm gunna write my re-cap now. haha

Grace C. said...

Well there seem to be eight or so characters that appear regularly. Maybe each one will be killed off in each episode.

Sort of like the children in The Gashleycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey.

"A is for Alice who fell down the stairs. B is for Bette assaulted by bears..."

Lesberita said...

Grace I like your rhyme. They apparently already killed off Helena, with no warning. They say she's "gone away for a while" but I know that's just lesbian mafia speak for "they wrote her off the show and she'll probably show up dead in a ditch in the last episode, killed by an angry mob of ex-jail birds like herself in an angry fit of rage for no good reason whatsoever because ilene chaiken can't seem to come up with believable plot lines to save her life".

I might just be bitter, but only because Helena and her extremely sexy self was, in fact, my favorite character.

Beebo Brinker said...

I'm still mad about Dana.. i haven't even been able to grieve about Helena. Thats it!!! i'm writing my own lesbian show!!!!!

Dykes And The City said...

*tiny spoiler alert*
Don't worry: Helena will make a rather unexpected (and short) return!

Grace C. said...

hey guys, just wanted to let you know that this comment thread inspired a post at grace the spot: