Showtime has ordered a third season of "The Real L World," the premium cable network's pseudo-spinoff from the successful scripted "L Word" series.
The nine-episode season will begin production in early 2012 and after focusing exclusively on Los Angeles' lesbian community for the first two seasons, the third season will introduce characters living in New York City. Casting will begin "soon," though Showtime promises that key "fan favorites" will return.
"We're excited and gratified to be picking up the stories of our most beloved season 2 cast members at some truly major and life-altering junctures, and we think it's time to throw down and invite the women of New York to join in and demonstrate the claims they've lobbed at us these past few years.. that New York's women have something more to say about lesbian life, something that isn't being said by our Los Angeles ladies," states creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken. "Bring it on, Brooklyn!"