or


[09/11/09 - 06:49 AM]
Guess Who's Coming to the NeighborhooD... Showtime to Premiere the Real L Word: Los Angeles
The nine-episode, one-hour reality series comes from "The L Word" creator Ilene Chaiken and "Top Chef" executive producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.

[via press release from Showtime]

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD... SHOWTIME TO PREMIERE THE REAL L WORD: LOS ANGELES

New Reality Series Will Showcase Real-Life L.A. Lesbians

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 11, 2009) � Roll out the welcome mat because the ladies of THE REAL L WORD: Los Angeles are moving in to show the world how it's really done -- sexy, sophisticated, Sapphic style. The nine-episode, one-hour reality series comes from the preeminent chronicler of lesbian stories, Ilene Chaiken, who served as creator and executive producer of the long-running SHOWTIME drama series, THE L WORD, and will executive produce the new series along with reality producers Magical Elves (Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz) who made runaway successes of Project Runway, Top Chef and Last Comic Standing. The series will premiere on SHOWTIME in 2010.

THE REAL L WORD: Los Angeles will follow a group of real-life, high-profile, left coast lesbians as they go about their daily lives, at work and play. Chaiken and the Elves plan to show viewers that they can be every bit as glamorous, fashionable, fabulous and even as cutthroat as those hetero housewives.

"THE L WORD is a powerful franchise for us and we became very excited when creator Ilene Chaiken came up with the idea of doing a reality version of this iconic show," says Showtime Networks President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. "Not only are we thrilled to be working with her again, we're also very pleased to get into business with venerable reality producers like Magical Elves as we expand into a form of programming that is new for us. Unlike the plethora of reality shows out there that simply follow people around, we promise that THE REAL L WORD: Los Angeles -- like the fictional version -- could only be found on premium cable."

"Even though we concluded our 6th season of the THE L WORD on SHOWTIME this past March, I believe we are not nearly finished telling our L WORD stories," says Chaiken. "SHOWTIME has yet again come forward to continue with us this mission to entertain and enlighten and bring more "L" to the world, and I am so excited to be back at it with them, this time joining with the Magical Elves to tell the real life stories of THE REAL L WORD." Chaiken is no stranger to controversial subjects -- she also wrote the SHOWTIME Original film Dirty Pictures, about artist Robert Mapplethorpe, which won a Golden Globe� Award for Best Television Movie in 2000.

The Magical Elves team joins Chaiken in their enthusiasm for the new series. "We love to tell authentic stories about complex characters and feel like this is an area that has yet to be explored in reality television," says Lipsitz. �We've always believed that truth is stranger than fiction, so this promises to be a compelling and exciting series. We're ready to take on the challenge of living up to the groundbreaking drama of the original L WORD," concludes Cutforth.

Magical Elves is the production team behind some of the highest quality reality programming on television. Since their partnership began eight years ago, The Elves, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, have been nominated for eleven Primetime Emmys. This year Project Runway and Top Chef are both nominated in the Outstanding Reality Competition category for the third year in succession. Magical Elves are the recipients of the first-ever Peabody Award presented to a reality television program for Project Runway and they produced four of Entertainment Weekly's "20 Best Reality Shows" of all time. Notable credits include Bands on the Run, Project Greenlight and Last Comic Standing and the Elves have several shows in production including Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, The Art Show and Kell on Earth for Bravo.

Chaiken and Magical Elves are represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME), who packaged the series.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME�, THE MOVIE CHANNELTM and FLIX�, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME� TOOTM, SHOWTIME� SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME�, SHOWTIME BEYOND�, SHOWTIME NEXT�, SHOWTIME WOMEN�, SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE� and TMC XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HDTM, SHOWTIME ON DEMANDTM and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMANDTM. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME� PPV.





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· L WORD, THE (SHOWTIME)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· REAL L WORD, THE (SHOWTIME)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)





[03/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos on Low Key Night
The latest installment of "SNL Vintage" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/25/17 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Coverage Puts CBS on Top
The Eye easily wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 24
Updates include: Dave Erickson to exit AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead"; Sharon Lawrence cast in "Me, Myself & I" at CBS; and Cher bows out of Lifetime's "Flint" docudrama.

[03/24/17 - 02:58 PM]
TV One Premieres "The Lost Souls Cafe" on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 6 pm ET
Loretta Devine, Christian Keyes, Kiki Haynes and Ernest L. Thomas star in the film adaptation of Donald Welch's popular inspirational stage play.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 10:51 AM]
Univision Network Casts Marco de la O as Star of New Boundary-Breaking Original Series "El Chapo"
The new ripped-from-the-headlines drama explores the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals over a span of three decades - from 1985, when he was a low level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power and his ultimate downfall.

[03/24/17 - 10:38 AM]
John Leguizamo Joins the Cast of "Waco" - Premieres on Paramount Network in 2018
Leguizamo joins the cast as ATF agent Robert Rodriguez, who was was sent into Koresh's Mount Carmel to gather evidence and build a federal case against the Branch Davidians but forged a bond with the people inside.

[03/24/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Revs Up Motor Line-Up with New Series "House of Cars" (W/T)
The series, produced by Coolfire Studios, is an original unscripted series that proves building cars isn't just for the pros - it's for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to test their chops on a big build.

[03/24/17 - 10:00 AM]
Leah Remini and Kevin James Reunite on the Two-Part Season Finale of the #1 New Comedy "Kevin Can Wait"
In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

[03/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
AMC to Air Special Edition of "Talking" After Show Following the "Better Call Saul" Season Three Premiere and Finale Episodes
Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, producers and celebrity fans discussing the Emmy(R) nominated series' third season.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 08:02 AM]
"J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film," The Grammy-Nominated Music Star's Second HBO Special, Debuts April 15
In the spirit of his previous outing, this exclusive presentation is a multi-narrative show that combines music performances with intimate interviews documented through Cole's lens.

[03/24/17 - 08:00 AM]
"Charlie Hustle" & "The Big Hurt" Reunite as MLB Analysts for FOX Sports' 2017 Season
"Charlie Hustle" and "The Big Hurt" add to an already impressive baseball cast for FOX Sports, which also includes World Series Champions Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher.

[03/24/17 - 07:26 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Returns to Her Family's Homeland and Showcases the Food and Culture of Florence in New Season of "Giada in Italy," Premiering Sunday, April 9th at 12PM ET/PT
The series shares Giada's passion for all things Italy - especially the food.

[03/24/17 - 02:52 AM]
Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody Joins "Peaky Blinders" for Series Four
Tom Hardy returns as Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons, alongside series regulars Natasha O'Keefe and Packy Lee.