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Showtime doesn't want Alice's L Word spin-off

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 6th 2009 10:00AM
Alice PieszeckiBefore the The L Word's final season, Showtime announced that they were developing a spin-off series around Alice Pieszecki, played by Leisha Hailey (aka that chick from those extra-annoying yogurt commercials). Because of the wacky muuurder plot that drove the sixth season, this spin-off would have featured Alice in prison. At some point this must have seemed like a good idea, because a pilot was made, but recently it was revealed that this will not be moving on.

This is probably for the best, really. Towards the end, The L Word was getting kind of exhausting and nothing about Alice made me want to watch a spin-off about her. Plus, seeing her being all quirky and bubbly in prison would have gotten old super-fast, assuming that's the main schtick.

At the same time, they may have written the final season with the spin-off in mind, purposefully leaving certain ends untied to continue in the new series. After all, we never learned who took the fall for Jenny's death and can only assume that Alice turned herself in to save her friends. Or the police found out she actually committed the murder. Or she did something completely different to land herself in jail. Or she just wanted to visit prison for kicks.

Well, have at it, fan fiction nerds. Showtime's not doing anything with it.

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The character of Alice was one of the most annoying on the show. Why would anyone want to watch a show about a mousy, self-centered egomaniac who makes me detest these women's shows?

Oh wait... there was Sex and the City. I hated that one too, especially since the four characters were the furthest thing from sexy.

Anyhow, these writers came up with the wrong person to spinoff a show with. I think a show based around the character of Shane would have been the most interesting. But Alice? Forget it. Massive FAIL.

Thank God Showtime has some sense. Now bring on Dexter Season 4.

April 07 2009 at 3:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The final season was so bad I turned off the tv several times cause I couldn't stad the suckiness that was the L word. Chaiken destroyed a very good series...

April 06 2009 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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