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Showtime renews ‘Real L Word’

Lesbian reality series shifts focus to New York

Showtime is sticking with “The Real L Word,” granting a third season to the lesbian-themed reality skein.

The pay cabler has ordered nine episodes and production will begin in both Los Angeles and Gotham early next year.

The first two seasons focused on women in L.A., but the next go-around will also travel to New York and capture that city’s lesbian scene. Casting is scheduled to begin soon, though some cast members from last season will return.

Both seasons drew 1.2 million viewers per episode, when multiple linear telecasts, DVR and on-demand is included.

“The Real L Word” was a spinoff from the scripted series “The L Word,” which ran on Showtime for six seasons and ended in 2009.

Ilene Chaiken created both series and serves as exec producer of “The Real L Word” with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, the partners behind production shingle Magical Elves.

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