Mabius rides Showtime ‘L’

'Dollhouse' thesp to cope with relationship issues

Eric Mabius has been set to replace departing Scott Bairstow as the lead in new Showtime series “The L Word.”

Mabius has starred in the films “Resident Evil,” “Cruel Intentions” and “Welcome to the Dollhouse.”

He’ll play an assistant swim coach at UCLA who moves into a West Hollywood neighborhood with his Wisconsin girlfriend (Mia Kirshner). Before he knows it, his girlfriend is seduced by a female neighbor (Katrina Lombard).

Mabius is repped by GEF and Innovative.

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