Shepherd lands ‘L’ role

Thesp joins cast of Showtime's hit series

Cybill Shepherd has joined the cast of the fourth season of “The L Word.”

Shepherd will play a married mother who suddenly begins questioning her sexuality. Her character is the executive vice chancellor of the fictional California U. and boss of Jennifer Beals’ character Bette Porter.

Thesp will appear in 11 of the 12 episodes, which bow in January.

Marlee Matlin has also signed on as a regular next season. She’ll portray an artist who catches the attention of Beals’ Porter,

“Moonlighting” star Shepherd most recently played Martha Stewart in the TV movie “Martha Behind Bars.”

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