The L Word(TV show/series, 2004-2009)

50min per episode | Genre: Drama

Scripted Reality in 6 seasons with 71 episodes

The L WordRating: 3.8/5 (with 280 votes) 809
The L Word is an American-Canadian co-production television drama that aired on Showtime from January 18, 2004 to March 8, 2009. The series follows the lives of a group of lesbian and bisexual women who live in West Hollywood, California. The premise originated with Ilene Chaiken, Michele Abbot and Kathy Greenberg; Chaiken is credited as the primary creator of the series and also served as its executive producer. The L Word featured television's first ensemble cast of lesbian and bisexual female characters, and its portrayal of lesbianism was groundbreaking at the time. One of the series' pioneering hallmarks was its explicit depiction of lesbian sex from the female gaze, at a time when lesbian sex was "virtually invisible elsewhere on television." It was also the first television series written and directed by predominantly queer women. The L Word franchise led to the spin-off reality show The Real L Word (2010–2012) as well as the documentary film L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (2014), both of which aired on Showtime. A sequel television series, The L Word: Generation Q, debuted in December 2019. ()
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About The L Word

A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.

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The L Word - Trailer - Season 1-6(Trailer, 1:37)

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The L Word Seasons and Episodes

01/18/2009Season 6 - 8 episodes
The sixth and final season of The L Word started airing on January 18, 2009 and ended its original run on March 8 of the same year. 8 episodes were produced instead of 12. ()
#1 | 01/18/2009Long Nights Journey Into Day
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)
Shane tries to deal with her betrayal to Jenny as they both attempt to figure out their feelings for one another. Shane awkwardly tries to apologize to Jenny, who responds by threatening to evict Shane from her house. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina get worried when Angelica comes down with a fever which gradually gets worse. Alice and Tasha cannot decide whether to break up or stay together since their different views on life strain their romance to the breaking point. Elsewhere, Helena and Kit celebrate after taking over SheBar nightclub and formally rename the place, 'HIT!'
#2 | 01/25/2009Least Likely
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)
Bette and Tina talk about expanding their family and beginning a new life but the plan could be ruined when Bette bumps into an old friend with dangerous potential; Alice and Tasha ponder their compatibility as they seek counseling; an old flame appears, sending Helena reeling; and Max is faced with an extraordinary situation.
#3 | 02/01/2009LMFAO
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)
The negative of “Lez Girls” goes missing; Shane’s incessant apologizing to Jenny finally gets noticed; Alice’s feelings are hurt when Jenny denounces her desire to write a screenplay; Phyllis lets Bette in on a suppressed secret; and it’s opening night at Kit and Helena’s new club, HIT!
#4 | 02/08/2009Leaving Los Angeles
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)
Shane and Jenny are still melting over each other; Bette and Tina go to Nevada to meet a potential birth mother; Max is trying to deal with being pregnant; Alice and Tasha play matchmaker; and Kelly Wentworth may have what Bette needs.
#5 | 02/15/2009Litmus Test
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)
Jenny writes another script that sells; Bette and Kelly go into business; Alice and Tasha have a third-wheel crush; the girls plot a sting operation to test Dylan; and, Jenny encroaches more on Shane.
#6 | 02/22/2009Lactose Intolerant
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)
Jenny throws a baby shower for Max; Bette and Tina hit a roadblock in the adoption process; Bette goes solo to her gallery’s opening night celebration leading Kelly to go in for the kill; Shane is feeling boxed in by Jenny; and Alice starts to feel like three is a crowd.
#7 | 03/01/2009Last Couple Standing
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)
The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center dance marathon is on; someone is moving to the Big Apple; rumors fly fast around the dance floor that Alice and Tasha may be in couple trouble; The HIT!’s Sunset Blvd makes a shocking revelation to Kit; and there’s a no-show at the bus station.
#8 | 03/08/2009Last Word
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)
In the final episode of the series, what starts out as a celebration of friendship quickly ends in a web of betrayal and deceit; the girls find themselves in the slammer with Sergeant Duffy; and the investigation into ? ? death begins…
01/06/2008Season 5 - 12 episodes
01/07/2007Season 4 - 12 episodes
01/08/2006Season 3 - 12 episodes
02/20/2005Season 2 - 13 episodes
01/18/2004Season 1 - 14 episodes
?Specials - 4 episodes

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production countries: Canada, United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 18 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Canceled
First episode released on: 01/18/2004
Last episode released on: 03/08/2009
Appearing Characters: Tina Kennard, Alice Pieszecki, Shane McCutcheon, Bette Porter, Jenny Schecter, Carmen de la Pica Morales, Dana Fairbanks, Marina Ferrer, Tim Haspel, Molly Kroll, Kit Porter, Phyllis Kroll, Jodi Lerner, Angus Partridge, Helena Peabody, Moira/Max Sweeney, Papi, Mark Wayland, Tasha Williams
Creator: Ilene Chaiken
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"L Word"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:2841, Added: 05/12/2018, Last updated: 10/14/2021