'Real L Word' likely coming back as a documentary


'The Real L Word' has evolved quite a bit during its lifespan on Showtime, first from being the scripted series 'The L Word,' into its spin-off reality program, 'The Real L Word.' Now the network is thinking about having the series evolve again, this time into a documentary.

David Nevins, Showtime's entertainment president, told reporters today at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that the reality series may have reached its end, but the network is not finished with the franchise.

"I want to keep the franchise going and want to change up the show," he said, adding that, "It's probably not going to continue in exactly the same form. I've been talking a lot with [executive producers] Dan [Cutforth], Jane [Lipsitz] and [creator] Ilene [Chaiken] about exploring L Word culture -- lesbian culture in places not New York, L.A. -- where the subculture is not so defined and it's not so easy. I think we're likely to make a documentary that will feel like a Real L Word documentary."

Nevins added that the documentary could hit the airwaves faster than people might think.

"We did the scripted show, we did the ensemble reality show and it's probably going to become a documentary this year," he said. "It could be one part, could be two parts; there's a few different ways we could do it. They're diving in doing research right now."

What do you think - is this a good next step?

- The Real L Word

Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 12th, 2013, 4:27 pm


Message Posted On Jun 3rd, 2014, 5:19 pm
Would love to see the real l word come back as well as the original l word!

Message Posted On Apr 17th, 2014, 6:18 am
Loved the show! Keep it going thruway it was. Miss the girls and their lives!

Message Posted On Sep 2nd, 2013, 4:43 pm
Absolutely not, the series is true to life and currently one of the most interesting shows on tv. I am confident that the viewers would be totally disappointed in any change of format.

Message Posted On Apr 8th, 2013, 9:54 pm
I miss all the girls, and whats going on with them, too bad..not really looking forward to a documentary type show..

Message Posted On Mar 6th, 2013, 12:00 am

Message Posted On Feb 24th, 2013, 7:42 pm
No the real l word is a great show and bases it on our own lives as lesbians and if you change it into a documentary it will just be about woman talking about there lives as lesbians and it wouldn't let us have the experiance as we do with show in seeing and laughing with the woman of the show because we have grown with them like a family. If you take this of air and make it a documentary we will have lots that. thank you.
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