[04/09/09 - 06:02 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 9 Updates include: HBO renews "Eastbound & Down"; Melora Hardin to play female lead on FX's "Lights Out"; and "Prison Break: The Final Break" set for DVD.
[04/03/09 - 06:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 3 Updates include: Vince Gilligan, David Zabel set at Sony; Showtime passes on two pilots; and The CW completes casting on its "Melrose Place" revival.
STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: 14-20 minute presentation
DESCRIPTION: (from Showtime's press release) Leisha Hailey will star in a pilot presentation spinoff of THE L WORD(R)' for SHOWTIME scheduled to begin shooting in December. Ilene Chaiken, creator and executive producer of THE L WORD(R), will return to write and produce the pilot. THE L WORD(R) will premiere its sixth and final season in January 2009, marking the end of an era chronicling the lives of these iconic characters that have played a pivotal role in changing cultural perceptions of lesbians and the transgender community on and off screen. Since the series' inception, Hailey has played "Alice" a bubbly yet out-and-proud lesbian living in Los Angeles amongst a group of friends as they navigate careers, families, friendships, inner struggles and romantic entanglements.