Fans of Showtime's The L Word
should start gearing up for the upcoming final season of series, which is set to join two other shows premiering in January. Tagged by Showtime as a “fab female triple-header,” January 18 will see the final episode of The L Word
premiering, followed by the comedy United States of Tara
and the second season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl
We previously reported that The L Word
will be spawning a spin-off, which Showtime CEO Matt Blank says will come from the “storyline at the end of The L Word
, the final episode in the final season, [in which] there will be an open-ended component to it.”
"[Creator] Ilene [Chaiken] is going to carry that story along on the Internet, which we think is an interesting way to keep The L Word
experience going," he explained. "Then if we decide to go ahead with the spinoff that storyline will segue into the new series."
The L Word stars Jennifer Beals
, Leisha Hailey
, Katherine Moennig
, Laurel Holloman
, Mia Kirshner
, Rachel Shelley
, Daniela Sea
and Pam Grier
, and will deliver the eight and final season, which begins airing on January 18 at 9pm. At 10pm, Showtime will be premiering the half-hour comedy titled United States of Tara, starring Toni Collette as a suburban wife and mother who struggles in dealing with dissociative identity disorder. Also starring in the new series is John Corbett, who formerly appeared in Northern Exposure
, The Visitor
, Love Chronicles
and Sex and the City
. The series is created by Oscar-winning Diablo Cody, who worked on the film Juno and will be executively produced by Steven Spielberg among others.
At 10:30pm, United States of Tara will end to give way to the Secret Diary of a Call Girl
, which brings back Billie Piper
, Iddo Goldberg
, Cherie Lunghi
and Iddo Goldberg for the show's second season.
Don't forget to catch Showtime's “fab female triple-header” beginning January 18 at 9pm.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo courtesy of Showtime)