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.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.