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Showtime news: possible L Word spinoff, new seasons for Weeds, new shows - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 18th 2008 8:03PM
Showtime logoSome quickie news from Showtime, presented by entertainment president Bob Greenblatt:
  • Ilene Chaiken is developing a spin-off for The L Word, which will feature a yet unspecified character from the original show, whose upcoming season will be its last. There will be an open-ended plot in the season finale that Chaiken will continue online, then pick up if the spin-off comes to pass.
  • Two more 13-episode seasons of Weeds have been ordered.
  • A seventh season of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! has been ordered, making it Showtime's longest-running show.
  • A reality/documentary show called Lock 'N Load has been ordered; it's filmed in a gun shop, and it shows the various people who purchase guns and "exploit their right to bear arms," according to the press release.
  • Two new pilots have been ordered and filmed. The United States of Tara, produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Diablo Cody, stars Toni Collette as a suburban mother with multiple-personality disorder. John Corbett stars as her husband (yes... it's a comedy). The other pilot is tentatively-titled Nurse Jackie. It stars Edie Falco as a New York City nurse with a painkiller addiction who sometimes crosses moral lines to help her patients (no... it's not a comedy). Tara will begin airing in winter 2009, and Jackie will begin airing in late spring or early summer.

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I know she's going to pick Jenny to spin off! I wish she wouldn't, but she loves loves loves Jenny! UGH! I would love a Shane/Alice spin off - pick them both and let them have some fun again like they did in season 1!!

July 19 2008 at 4:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


July 18 2008 at 10:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
N Walden

Thanks for the update on all of the Showtime series. How can you write about their upcoming series without mentioning Dexter!? When will our favorite serial killer return?

July 18 2008 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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