Real L Word’s third season will add New York City, cast members

Showtime has renewed its reality series The Real L Word for a third season, but will film in New York City, in addition to Los Angeles, and producers are searching for new cast members. That’s a shift from last season, which focused on Whitney Mixter.

The Magical Elves-produced show “will straddle both coasts” and highlight “contrasting styles of east coast and west coast lesbian life,” according to Showtime’s announcement, which said the new season “will introduce several new women from the vibrant New York scene while also featuring the return of key ‘fan favorite’ cast members.” The network said its “search for dynamic new cast members is expected to start soon.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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