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Get Ready for 'The Real L Word' (New Trailer!)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 5th 2010 5:15PM
The Real L WordWhat do you get when you take the premise of Showtime's cult-hit 'The L Word' and mix it with Magic Elves, the producers of 'Top Chef'? 'The Real L Word,' Showtime's new reality series.

Think 'Real Housewives' mixed with a little 'Sex and the City' and a whole lot of 'The L Word.' Sound intriguing?

The show, which will follow the lives of six lesbians, has sometimes been referred to as 'The Real L Word: Los Angeles.' If this show is a hit, Showtime could have its own franchise just like Bravo's 'Real Housewives.'

After watching the teaser trailer from the Hollywood Reporter, we're ready for the premiere on June 20 at 10PM ET.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Mia Kirshner Joins 'Vampire Diaries'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 22nd 2009 12:00PM
Here's one for the CW's Christmas stocking: Mia Kirshner has just signed up for a recurring role on 'The Vampire Diaries.'

The Ausiello Files
confirms that the 'L Word' siren will play Isobel, wife of Matt Davis' history teacher, Alaric. Her character will be charming -- but with some serious bite, of course.

Kirshner is known primarily for her portrayal of Jenny Schecter on the Showtime drama 'The L Word,' a job she held from 2005-2009. She's also put in three solid appearances on '24', and has had significant roles in 'Not Another Teen Movie' and 'The Black Dahlia.'

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The L Word evolving into a reality show for Showtime

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 2nd 2009 12:10PM
The L WordOnce upon a time, Showtime had a popular show called The L Word. When it was winding down, they worked to put together a spin-off, but that never worked. What to do. What to do.

"Them there Real Housewives of Mayberry is real popular."


"Ain't they just doing Desperate Housewives with real people?"

"I reckon."

"Why don't we do that?"

How's that for authentic Hollywood dialogue I just totally made up? But that's what Showtime is looking to do: The Real L Word: Los Angeles.

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Not wasting enough time watching TV? Try these upcoming TV games

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 18th 2009 12:03PM
Prison Break, the video game
Is television taking up too much of your time? Do you find yourself spending night after night on the couch, spending hours of quality time clutching your remote in the hopes it will lead you down the primrose path of perfect entertainment? Have you wasted entire days of your life decreasing the firmness of the coils in your couch with your ever increasing ass planted firmly in front of the idiot box?

If so, maybe a more physical activity would perk up your droll and dull life. Why not put down that remote, throw that TV Guide in the trash compactor and pick up that video game controller for a few hours of TV-related interactive entertainment? Because exercise is for people with no creative thought for self-entertainment.

Here is just a sample of some TV show game spinoffs headed to an XBox, Playstation or coffee table near you.

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Can Katherine Moennig ever shake Shane?

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 13th 2009 11:32AM
Katherine MoennigThrough all of The L Word's ridiculous six seasons, Kate Moennig played Shane, the character that put butterflies in the tummies of men and women alike, gay, straight or otherwise. Hey. No use in deny it. We all felt it.

And watching this behind-the-scenes video of Three Rivers, it just seems like Shane decided to clean up her womanizing act and throw on some scrubs. There was a similar effect when Moennig played a small part in Art School Confidential. Is Moennig going to be able to convince viewers that Shane is in her past?

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Lie to Me picks up steam - anyone else watching?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 6th 2009 3:18PM
Jennifer Beals and Tim Roth in Lie to MeI had just gotten into watching The L Word when it got the ax, but at least now we can see more of Jennifer Beals. She guest-starred in two episodes of Lie to Me last season, and will have a recurring role in the upcoming season, playing Assistant U.S. Attorney Zoe Landau, Cal Lightman's ex-wife and mother of their teenage daughter.

Mekhi Phifer (Dr. Gregory Pratt from ER), who also appeared in two episodes, will come back as FBI agent Reynolds, brought in as a liaison between the Lightman Group and the FBI for those tough cases the FBI can't solve through traditional methods.

The show's second season kicks off Sept. 28 with Shawn Ryan as the new showrunner. He's got some great creds, having worked on The Unit, The Shield and Angel.

Lie to Me really seems to be picking up steam heading into its second season. We gotten a little hooked on it in this household, meaning it isn't "must-see" TV, but if we know it's on, we'll definitely check it out -- and pick up a few pointers on lie detection from Cal Lightman and crew.

Anyone else watching Lie to Me?

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TV Squad Ten: Top gay characters - the list

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 8th 2009 2:08PM
The L Word - Shane10. Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), The L Word

9. Lee McDermott (Kevin Rahm), Desperate Housewives

8. Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys), Brothers & Sisters

7. Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), Grey's Anatomy

6. Guy Branum, Chelsea Lately

5. Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez), The Office

4. RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

3. Most of the people on the Bravo network

2. Lloyd (Rex Lee), Entourage

1. Much of the cast of The Real World: Brooklyn

Want to see the pictures or leave a comment? Click here.

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TV Squad Ten: Top gay characters

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 8th 2009 2:08PM
The L Word - ShaneIt occurred to me recently that there are more gay and lesbian characters on TV right now than ever before. That's pretty cool.

And they run the gamut from The L Word 's edgy Shane (pictured) to Desperate Housewives' funny Bob to Entourage's loyal Lloyd, who takes more verbal abuse from Ari Gold than anyone should ever be allowed to take.

See if you agree with my list of top gay characters on TV right now, and feel free to add your own in the comments. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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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.

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What to Watch Weekend, March 7-8

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 7th 2009 5:00AM
Breaking Bad'Breaking Bad'
(Sun., 10PM, AMC) 2nd season premiere
See the performance that nabbed a Best Actor drama Emmy for funny guy Bryan Cranston.

He kicks off his sophomore season as Walt, the mild-mannered chemistry teacher who creates a meth lab to earn cash and secure his family's future after he's diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Walt and his former student/partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) think they may have made an error in judgment when their drug lord partner Tuco takes his violent tendencies to a new level tonight, but breaking up with a drug lord can be, well, tricky. Meanwhile, Walt's also fretting that his brother-in-law, local DEA agent Hank, is hot on his drug-cooking trail.

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What to Watch Weekend Feb. 28-March 1

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 28th 2009 5:00AM
The Celebrity Apprentice'The Celebrity Apprentice'
(Sun., 9PM, NBC) 8th season premiere
It's certainly an eclectic group of celebs who've assembled for Donald Trump's latest season.

Headlining the list: Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa; foul-mouthed comedian Andrew Dice Clay; other Kardashian sister Khloe; Tom Green; R&B crooner Brian McKnight; country star Clint Black; former NBA star Dennis Rodman; and reality TV star/Mr. Sandra Bullock Jesse James among them.

The celebs, who are playing to win a hunk of cash for their favorite charities, will face challenges like making and selling cupcakes and creating their own comic book superheroes, but with a contestant pool this diverse, we have a feeling it's going to be all about the ego clashes this season.

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What to Watch Weekend Feb. 21-22

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 21st 2009 5:00AM
Oscars'The 81st Academy Awards'
(Sun., 8PM, ABC)
Hugh Jackman's hosting, a Baz Luhrman musical number will pair Jackman with Beyonce and Zac Efron and producers are talking about having new mom M.I.A. perform her Oscar-nominated 'Slumdog Millionaire' song from a bed.

In other words, this Oscar telecast could have us all longing for the days when Rob Lowe did a little song-and-dance with Snow White.

Amongst all the, ahem, unique telecast plans, a few little golden guys will also be doled out, of course, with favorites including comeback kid Mickey Rourke ('The Wrestler') for Best Actor, Kate Winslet ('The Reader') for Best Actress and the aforementioned gem 'Slumdog' for Best Picture.

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What to Watch Weekend Jan. 31-Feb. 1

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 31st 2009 5:00AM
Super Bowl'Super Bowl XLIII'
(Sun., 6PM, NBC)
Ten facts about Super Bowl XLIII: 1) It's live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa; 2) It's a meeting of the 12-7 Arizona Cardinals and 14-4 Pittsburgh Steelers; 3) The Steelers are going for their sixth SB title;

4) The Cardinals haven't won an NFL championship since 1947; 5) Steelers' Mike Tomlin is only the third African-American head coach to lead a team to the SB; 6) Jennifer Hudson will sing the national anthem; 7) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band provide half-time entertainment;

8) A 30-second TV ad costs $3 million; 9) Trailers for 'Star Trek,' 'G.I. Joe,' 'Wolverine' and the 'Transformers' sequel are expected to air; and 10) The Cardinals and the Steelers were once the same team, when a World War II roster shortage led to a temporary merger known as Card-Pitt.

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What to Watch Weekend, Jan. 17-18

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 17th 2009 5:00AM
United States of Tara'United States of Tara'
(Sun., 10PM, Showtime) series premiere
When Tara (Toni Collette) isn't quite feeling like herself, she does what any other housewife would do ... if that housewife also had dissociative identity disorder.

When being Tara becomes too stressful, Tara switches to one of her alternative personalities, namely T, a wild, pot-smoking teen; Alice, an old-fashioned housewife; and Buck, a beer-guzzlin', motorcycle-ridin' dude.

Tara's family is constantly dealing with the fallout of her switcheroos in this Steven Spielberg-created comedy (which was developed by 'Juno' Oscar winner Diablo Cody), and some of the funniest moments come when her husband (John Corbett) and kids adapt their personalities to appease one of hers.

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2009 Returning Show Season Premieres - Midseason TV

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 24th 2008 6:00AM
Let's just forget that drab fall TV season ever happened and prepare for the stellar lineup ahead.

Follow our midseason guide to find out what happened -- and what's going to happen -- on '24,' 'Battlestar,' 'Scrubs' and all your returning favorites.

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