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Showtime Passes on L Word Spin-Off with Leisha Hailey and Matthew Perry Comedy The End of Steve

Not Coming to a TV Near You: L Word Spin-Off, Matthew Perry

Bad news for folks who were hoping to see The L Word's Alice in prison or Matthew Perry getting foul-mouthed: Showtime has passed on both the L Word spin-off and Perry's comedy The End of Steve.


Steve featured Perry as a bitter afternoon TV talk show host, with a script co-written by Perry and Peter Tolan. Showtime once thought the duo would be "a twisted match made in heaven," but apparently the final product didn't seem right for the network. Word is that the show is still looking for a home on other cable networks, though. Meanwhile, Showtime's pass is the end of the road for the L Word spin-off, which would have featured Leisha Hailey's Alice in prison with a new group of characters.

Two pilots are still possibilities for Showtime: Possible Side Effects, a drama about a family in the pharmaceutical industry starring Josh Lucas and Ronna and Beverly, a comedy based on YouTube sketches that Weeds creator Jenji Kohan is developing for TV.

I was excited for Matthew Perry's project, so I'm bummed that it's not making it to Showtime, but I'm still crossing my fingers for Ronna and Beverly. What about you? Are any of these shows you would want to see?

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