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The L Word is an American/Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual, straight and transgender people and their friends, connections, family and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood. The show originally ran on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, and subsequently in syndication on Logo and through on-demand services. The show was created by executive producer Ilene Chaiken (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). Other executive producers include Steve Golin and Larry Kennar (DTLA). Besides Chaiken, writers of the show have included Guinevere Turner, Susan Miller (Anyone But Me, Thirtysomething), Cherien Dabis, and Rose Troche (Six Feet Under). The main cast includes:
The pilot episode premiered on January 18, 2004. The original five-year run ended with the series finale’s airing on March 8, 2009. Outside the United States, the series is distributed by MGM Worldwide Television. The L Word was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Coast Mountain Films Studio, as well as on location in Los Angeles, California. The studio was once owned by and named for Dufferin Gate Productions, the sister company to Temple Street Productions, the Canadian producer of the U.S. version of Queer as Folk.