Showtime Announcements


Rose Rollins Reprises Her Controversial Role As a Soldier Returning to Iraq

More Love! More Longing! More Lust! SHOWTIME’s acclaimed provocative series THE L WORD® returns for a fifth season in January, 2008 with special guest star Cybill Shepherd and series regular Marlee Matlin back on board. In addition, series regular Rose Rollins returns as a U.S. soldier returning to Iraq, a follow-up to her award-winning, controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” storyline Twelve new episodes are set to begin production this summer in Vancouver.

For the fifth season, Shepherd will reprise her role as ‘Phyllis Kroll,’ Executive Vice Chancellor at a university who discovers her sexuality late in life, while Matlin returns as sculptor ‘Jodi Lerner,’ who is engaged in a torrid affair with Bette (Jennifer Beals). Rose Rollins plays Iraq war veteran ‘Tasha,’ whose war-themed storyline earned the series a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Award earlier this year.

THE L WORD® stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Daniela Sea and Pam Grier.

THE L WORD®, which premiered its fourth season on January 7th, is one of SHOWTIME’s most popular series, generating a large and loyal audience, as well as critical praise for its provocative, sexy storylines, the principal cast and for being a magnet for celebrated directors and guest stars. Premiering Sundays at 10 p.m. PT/ET with several multi-plays during the week and available on the ever-growing SHOWTIME ON DEMAND, the groundbreaking series follows a group of Los Angeles-based friends as they navigate careers, families, friendships, inner-struggles and romantic entanglements. Since its debut in January 2004, THE L WORD® has become part of American popular culture, spawning dedicated fan websites and blogs, along with ancillary products such as THE L WORD®-branded perfume, jewelry and books.

THE L WORD® is executive produced by Ilene Chaiken through her production company Little Chicken Inc. The series was created by Chaiken and Kathy Greenberg & Michele Abbott and is being distributed internationally by MGM International Television Distribution, Inc.

source: showtime


mslocs said...

Finally somewhere I can vent! I am so anti JOBETTE >:( This couple is a hot kerfuffle! No chemistry whatsoever. While I am not pro TiBette either I can stand to watch them rather than JoBette. I love Marlee Matlin (alot) just not kissing JB. Ich. I start to scratch everytime they kiss. That is not what's hot on the streets.

Welcome back Tasha and I hope you and Alice are gonna make it work and STAY together and dramafree * looks @ mama chaiken* for more than ONE episode. But who is Tasha going to hand out with if papi doesn't come back? Oh, I know Helena the other token with a broken storyline.

I think its a good idea for the Phyllis character to come back. I would like to see the exploration of her and Joyce as an "older" lesbian couple. And if that happens please have mercy on me and go easy on the sex scenes.(yikes) Wait, that's if they even have sex! Grey's Anatomy has more booty action than the freakin' L Word, sheesh. The fist episode of s5 needs to be called LAID, with everyone gettin JoBette though *please*

Three words. Carmen,Papi (eva torres),Shane. Talk amongst yourselves.

Rayne said...

to mslocs :

me and my girlfriend totally agree with you !!!! you are cool.


Anonymous said...

Thats a shame I don't think either one helped the show at all.

Jodi - Yuk - boring
Phyliss _ ok - but boring

Rayne said...

I'm sorry, but both actresses don't belong on TLW. It's not because they are famous and good that they belong to the L word universe. I like Marlee Matlin's acting in itself. Just not in the L word. Even less with Bette (yuck!).

Cybill Shepard.. I don't know.. Phyllis is just.. too much for me...

For the other characters, well, i LOVE Paige and Shane together. Hot, hot, hot!!!!... Tasha and Alice too. They are a beautiful couple... Papi = wtf ??...

Not enough sex in Season 4... (even though the rare sex scenes between Shane and Paige were hot.. can't help it.. :D )