The L Word is a television drama series on Showtime that portrays the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and men and their friends, family and lovers in the trendy Los Angeles-area city of West Hollywood.
The show was created and is executively produced by Ilene Chaiken (Barb Wire, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). Other executive producers include Steve Golin (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Larry Kennar (Barbershop). Besides Chaiken, writers of the show have included Guinevere Turner (Go Fish, American Psycho) and Rose Troche (Go Fish, Six Feet Under).
The pilot episode premiered on January 18, 2004. The sixth and final season is to premiere on January 4, 2009.
In 2008 The L Word's companion web site was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Commercial Advertising on Personal Computers.
Outside the US, the series is distributed by MGM Worldwide Television.
On July 18, Showtime announced it was creating a spin-off of "The L Word" starring a character from the original series....