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Generation Q-ers, Rejoice: More “L Word” Is on the Way

The Showtime series, along with the queer dramedy "Work in Progress," has been renewed for a second season.

Get ready to knock back some tequila shots at Dana’s—The L Word: Generation Q just got renewed.

On Monday, Showtime confirmed that the 2019 revival of the beloved, super-soapy early-2000s drama about a group of self-sabotaging lesbians in Los Angeles will be returning for Season 2.

The updated version of The L Word features a younger, more diverse core cast, as well as a few familiar faces for OG viewers, including Shane (Kate Moennig), Alice (Leisha Hailey), and Bette (Jennifer Beals).

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Season 1 of Generation Q, which premiered December 8, just aired its sixth episode this Sunday, January 12, with two episodes remaining. Showtime has upped the Season 2 order to 10 episodes.

Speaking to Deadline, Showtime exec Jana Winograde revealed that Generation Q’s December premiere was a huge success for the network, driving its biggest weekend of new subscriber sign-ups in all of 2019.

The L Word: Generation Q took our original series that was revered and reinvigorated it for a new generation and a new era,” Gary Levine, president of entertainment at Showtime, told the press at the Winter TCA tour. “The result has been a show that appeals to all generations for its relevance, its fearlessness, its emotion, and its fun. I can’t wait to see what Marja [Lewis Ryan, the series’ showrunner and executive producer] along with Ilene [Chaiken, the series creator] and this talented ensemble will deliver for Season 2.”

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Spokespeople for Showtime also confirmed that the network has renewed Work in Progress, a queer dramedy about an older butch lesbian starring comedian Abby McEnany and featuring prolific transgender filmmaker Lilly Wachowski as one of its producers and writers.

Cheers to another very queer year in television.

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