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OTRC: 'The Real L Word' renewed for a third season

'The Real L Word' star Whitney. (Showtime)

"The Real L Word" has been renewed for a third season, Showtime announced on Thursday, November 3.

The reality show will return for nine episodes set to air in 2012. The show will follow a new group of high-profile lesbians living in both Los Angeles and New York City.

The show is a reality spin-off of the fictional television series "The L Word," which starred former "Flashdance" actress Jennifer Beals, Mia Kirshner and Katherine Moennig. It ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009.

The first two seasons of "The Real L Word" focused exclusively on Los Angeles's lesbian community. The new season will introduce several new women from New York while also featuring the return of "fan favorite" cast members in Los Angeles.

"We're excited and gratified to be picking up the stories of our most beloved season 2 cast members at some truly major and life-altering junctures, and we think it's time to throw down and invite the women of New York to join in and demonstrate the claims they've lobbed at us these past few years ... that New York's women have something more to say about lesbian life, something that isn't being said by our Los Angeles ladies," creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "Bring it on, Brooklyn!"

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