“The L Word” is coming to the web a week early, courtesy of an exclusive deal between Showtime and lesbian social networking site OurChart.com. The series premiere will stream on Dec. 30 on the site a week before it airs on Showtime on Jan. 6. The site, which was created by “L Word” producer and creator Eileen Chaiken, will also provide free access to show-related extras.
The site has maintained a close relationship with the show, including a feature called “L Word Insider” and links both from and to the show’s Showtime online home. “We are grateful for their ongoing support,” said Chaiken of Showtime.