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Week of 3/8 - Ten Things We Can't Wait For!

Another great week of television is upon us! 10 things we are most excited for: 1. The L Word finishes up its run! - Loved it or hated it , we've got to single out the "Last Word" for groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word . Still holding out hope for that spinoff? 2. Breaking Bad Season 2 Premiere! - You might have glossed over this show's quick 7 episode first season, but Bryan Cranston's Emmy-award winning performance makes this one that you definitely don't want to miss! 3. Guest star mania on How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory ! Laura Prepon hits up HIMYM as Ted's ex-girlfriend and Summer Glau hits up Big Bang as herself! 4. Premiere of Dancing with the Stars ! I was never a DWTS enthusiast, but the Olympics-nut that I was...I can't wait to see little Shawn Johnson put on her dancing shoes! Steve Wozniak should be a hoot as well. 5. Nathan Fillion returns to TV in Castle ! Guest starring in Desperate Housewives was a start, but we all know that Nathan Fillion deserves his own show! 6. South Park returns! South Park returns Wednesday night with an episode promising to skewer those slightly obnoxious Jonas Brothers and their purity rings... 7. Chopping Block premieres on NBC! Yeah, it looks like a cheap knock off of every other cooking show on TV, but its high time NBC introduces its own spin on the food theme, so we're willing to give this a shot! 8. Smallville and Supernatural return to The CW! - It's about damn time...am I right? Look for Tori Spelling's return to Smallville as Linda Lake. 9. Old Friend visit the ER ! - Eriq La Salle pays his dues this week as ER continues its swan song. Noah Wyle's (Dr. Carter) guest starring run also continues. Oh, and though only rumored...one word: Clooney. 10. It's the beginning of the end for Battlestar Galactica ! - This Friday marks the first part of SciFi's sure-to-be-epic conclusion of BSG. It's a can't miss! What can't you wait for on TV this week?

Preview of Series Finale "Last Word"

The final season of the Showtime gay show The L Word will come to a close tonight ending six seasons of what creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken calls a groundbreaking series that well surpassed its niche as a gay show. In the episode Last Word, the girls will reportedly find themselves in a situation with the law, while Sergeant Duffy (Lucy Lawless) investigates Jenny's (Mia Kirshner) death, where someone will take the fall. It has been a privilege to do this series and tell these stories and have these characters in my life and to share them with the show's passionate fans, says Showtime Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt, adding that he is proud of the show's legacy. "The title of the show became part of the lexicon, and the breadth and reach of the characters and storylines are a testament to the talent of Ilene Chaiken and her incredible cast.'' The L Word, which started out in January 2004 as a series about lesbians in an upscale Los Angeles-area city of West Hollywood, California, will wrap up its run with a two-hour show starting 9/8pm tonight, including a look back through the memorable moments as well as exclusive interviews with Chaiken in the first hour. To the fans of The L Word who'll miss the show, the series has spawned a so far still untitled spin-off that will follow Alice (Leisha Hailey). Famke Johnson, Laurie Metcalf, and Melissa Leo will join Hailey in the pilot, set to premiere later this year. The L Word also stars Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, Katherine Moennig, and Pam Grier. The show generally received praise for affording lesbians with their obvious and modest representational need. It was also seen as less exploitative than its male counterpart Queer As Folk, which also ran in Showtime. Catch the Last Word tonight at 8/9pm on Showtime . Source here

THE L WORD ''The Last Word'' Season 6 Episode 8 - SERIES FINALE

In the final episode of the series, what starts out as a celebration of friendship quickly ends in a web of betrayal and deceit; the girls find themselves in the slammer with Sergeant Duffy (Lucy Lawless); and the investigation into Jenny's death begins. Airing March 8 at 9pm on Showtime . To Watch Sneak Peeks Click Here .

'The L Word' Holds Red Rarpet Farewell Party - Featured

In a bid to give a proper goodbye to lesbian drama " The L Word " which has spanned for 6 seasons, Showtime held a farewell party at West Hollywood's Cafe La Boheme. The March 3 event was made in the package of a movie premiere, with the stars gracing the red carpet for photo sessions before going inside the venue. Spotted in the crowd are the show's lead actresses such as Laurel Holloman, Katherine Moennig, Daniela Sea, Rose Rollins and Mia Kirshner as well as several supporting actors such as Marlee Matlin, Kate French, Janina Gavankar, John Wolfe Nelson, and Eric Roberts. Creator and show runner Ilene Chaiken is also present along with other guest stars. Missing from the event are the other main cast, Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Pam Grier and Rachel Shelley. The show will wrap it up on Sunday, March 8 with the episode "Last Word" which preview can be seen here. The character Alice will then continue her journey in a spin-off which production has been kicked off in December 2008. Source here

'The L Word' Preview of Season Finale: Last Word - Featured

" The L Word " is nearing the end. The series about lesbians living in upscale Los Angeles will run its final episode on March 8 with a two hour event that includes a look back through the memorable moments as well as exclusive interviews about the show with creator Ilene Chaiken in the first hour. Then starting at 9/8c, the final conclusion of the show which has been revealed to include the death of Jenny will be aired. Called "Last Word", the episode will be personally directed by Ilene. A celebration of friendship ends in disaster. The girls find themselves in a situation with the law. Sergeant Duffy (Lucy Lawless) investigates Jenny's death, and someone; Bette, Tina, Alice, Shane, Helena, Max, or Kit will take the fall. The series has spawned a spin-off that will center on Alice. No title has been given yet, but production had been kicked of in December last year for a premiere later this year. Famke Janssen (" Nip/Tuck "), Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") and Melissa Leo (" Frozen River ") have all been booked to join the pilot. For The Preview Click Here . Source here

Cancellation Buzz: Ilene Chaiken on the End of 'The L Word'...or Not. - Featured

It's still the plan to wrap up The L Word series at the end of this 6th season, but will that really be the end of The L Word? As has been rumored, it seems it will not! L Word creator and executive producer, Ilene Chaiken, dishes on the the final days of the series, plus gives some scoop on the hopeful spin-off and even the possibility of a movie - it's no renewal of the series, but considering L Word is getting the chance to properly wrap up, do you fans think you'd like to see more in these other forms? SheWired.com: Ilene Chaiken on the End of 'The L Word'...or Not. Want to help campaign for L Word renewal or spin-off and movie? See how you can help: Cancellation Buzz: Save The L Word! Photo courtesy of shewired.com

Preview of 'The L Word' 6.05: Litmus Test

On February 15, "The L Word" will come up with an episode called "Litmus Test" which preview is available. This time, Helena, aided by her friends will test the authenticity of her former flame Dylan whom she met in the Hit! Club. Also, Jenny's new script sells and Alice feels that she stole her idea. While their relationship gets stronger, Jenny consequently intrudes on Shane's rights when she found out that Shane meets Niki. Bette and Kelly make business plans while Jamie plays a third-wheel crush to Alice and Tasha. "Litmus Test" will be the fourth episode before the show wraps up for good on March 8. The producers have decided to trim it to 8 episodes only for the final season where Jenny will meet a devastating end. For Preview Click Here . Source here

Featured Cancellation Buzz: Save The L Word!

The L Word 's Status: The L Word is now in its 6th and final season on Showtime . While there will be some closure to the series with this the planned final season, The L Word is a unique and creative show that still has a lot that could develop, so it's not too late to keep the L Word on the air! Here's what you can do to help: Example: SideReel Page: The L Word Graphic: Tell Showtime how much you love the show and want more: Call Showtime: (310) 234-5200 Contact Bob Greenblatt, President of Entertainment at Showtime Call Greenblatt: (310) 234-5301 Fax Greenblatt: (310) 234-5448 Write a letter: Bob Greenblatt, President of Entertainment Showtime 10880 Wilshire B. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Get some inspiration from this great fan video to save this show: Save The L Word Season 6 Promo Join our Facebook Group and invite others to spread the love and keep up to date on L Word's status: Save The L Word Facebook Group Sign the petition: Save The L Word Petition We'd love to hear about anything you do to help the campaign, so feel free to post any efforts you've made here in the comments to inspire other fans to help too!

Two Sneak Peeks of 'The L Word' 6.02: Least Likely

Two sneak peeks to the upcoming episode of " The L Word " are available. One is taking the scene of Alice and Tasha's visit to Tina's therapist to discuss their problem as a couple and the other one is on Nikki projecting her anger to Jenny and throwing everybody out of her mansion. Also in the episode called "Least Likely", Max readies for the final surgical procedure in his female-to-male transsexual operation but gets a surprise that puts it on hold. Bette encounters an old college friend (guest star Elizabeth Berkley) at an art showing while Shane continues to seek Jenny's forgiveness. Helena also stumbles upon an old flame that complicate her current life. "Least Likely" the second episode of the sixth season will air on January 25. Elizabeth Berkley (" CSI: Miami "), will star for a multi-episode arc playing the straight girl who got away from Bette in college. For clip number 1 click here For clip number 2 click here Source here

The L Word Ladies Gear Up For Last Hurrah...and Spinoff!

The sixth and final season of The L Word starts this Sunday. Yesterday, some of the stars and the show's executive producer, writer, and director Ilene Chaiken sat down at TCA to talk about what it has meant to them and what we can expect from these last eight episodes. While the mystery of who killed Jenny Schecter will be a storyline, it's not all we have to look forward to. Warning - There were some The L Word spinoff details revealed and spoilers: * Chaiken on the show's run: "We had our ups and our downs and we hit our stride on the sixth season. It keeps getting better and better and we end on a high." * Chaiken on guest stars to expect this season: Lucy Lawless, Elizabeth Berkley. "As always, some great guest stars and exciting actors we got to work with, but season six is about this core group of characters. We wanted to devote these last eight episodes to tell stories about these characters." * Chaiken on the decision to kill off Jenny: "We said 'What's the story we are going to tell this year?' and the decision to tell that story came out due to a lot of things. The trouble that Jenny has gotten in over the years, she's provoked everyone. All of the dialogue that goes on around the show - journalists, fans, etc - were probably resonating in there somewhere. Jenny has a lot of fans and she's the character people love to hate. She's provoked rage." * Jennifer Beals on her favorite fan moments: "One, a couple won a walk-on [part on the show] as an auction item. They were in their 60s and been together over 30 years and in the closet for longer that. They told us from watching the show that they were able to come out to their friends, family, people at work. Giving people encouragement to be their most authentic self made me feel really proud. Two, I recently got a letter from a young woman [who knows she is gay]. She was 16 and she said it was the loneliest time of her life. She said by watching the show it had saved her life because she had contemplated killing herself. Realizing that there were other people out there, part of a larger community and one day she might be able to take part, she was encouraged." Laurel Holloman also talked about The L Word conventions around the world. Jennifer Beals revealed that she is working on a book of photos of the cast throughout the seasons filming and off set. The proceeds will go to charity including the Matthew Shephard Foundation. For juicy news about the spinoff, the murder mystery and Shane's love through the series just read more. * Katherine on Shane's loves: "I think everyone believes that Shane is meant to be with Carmen. I always look at the Carmen situation as that one first love that got away. You'll never find something that will match that level of intensity. I think the Molly thing was fun and cute, I don't know how profound it was." * On the murder mystery plot: "In all honesty they kept it from us...we guessed it, but they didn't tell us until we had a meeting and sat us all down and revealed it. It's an intense way to go out, but it's television. It's campy, you have to take it for what it is." * At the Showtime Executive's panel, the CEO revealed that the spinoff plot will be that "one of the characters on The L Word goes to prison, so the show goes to prison. . . It's a big group of characters and there's a few lesbians in that group, but it isn't the exact make up of The L Word." * The pilot has been shot, but the execs have not seen a cut of it. If it does get picked up, Chaiken said that this season of The L Word will lead into the spinoff. * We know the show will be centered around Leisha Hailey's Alice. Hmmm, makes us wonder what will land her behind bars? Source here