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Trust us, they’re thrilled (The L Word: Generation Q (Photo: Showtime); Work In Progress
Trust us, they’re thrilled (The L Word: Generation Q (Photo: Showtime); Work In Progress
Photo: Showtime

Showtime’s pairing of The L Word: Generation Q and Work In Progress has made for a great, LGBTQ+-centered lineup on Sunday nights, so it’s hardly surprising that the premium-cable network wants to keep that good thing going. During a presentation at the TCA winter press tour this morning, Showtime executives Gary Levine and Jana Winograde announced season-two renewals for the incisive L Word sequel series and Abby McEnany’s introspective new comedy.

With Marja-Lewis Ryan as showrunner, Generation Q has been sexy, messy, and melodramatic, all while expanding the LGBTQ+ representation of Ilene Chaiken’s original show, which was itself a groundbreaking Showtime series. Trans actors like Leo Sheng and Brian Michael Smith joined L Word veterans Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey. Set thousands of miles away in Chicago, Work In Progress is just as intimate a show, only with a smaller ensemble. McEnany plays a fictionalized version of herself, an office worker whose days are numbered by choice—that is, until she meets Chris (Theo Germaine).

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There’s no word on when production will begin or when we can expect to see the two series return for their second seasons, but both The L Word: Generation Q and Work In Progress will wrap their first seasons on January 26. 

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