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CBS Not Moving Forward with Quean Pilot

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CBS is no longer moving forward with the drama pilot Quean.

Pilot Season: CBS picks up three drama pilots, including one from The L Word creator

The project, which was to be produced by Warner Bros. TV, has been halted due to ongoing legal pressure from Sony Pictures, according to Deadline, which first reported the news. Sony alleges the pilot is too similar to  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which the company released last year with plans to further adapt the bestselling trilogy of novels into films.

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Pilot Season: CBS Picks Up Comedies From Raising Hope, Brothers & Sisters Producers

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CBS has picked up comedy pilots for Friend Me, Partners and an untitled project from Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti.

Friend Me, from Raising Hope's Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, follows... read more

Pilot Season: CBS Picks Up Three Drama Pilots, Including One from The L Word Creator

Ilene Chaiken

CBS has green-lit three new drama pilots, including one from The L Word's Ilene Chaiken.

Chaiken's Quean follows an edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl who teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes. (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in America?) Joel Silver will serve as executive producer alongside Chaiken.

Pilot Season: CBS picks up a Super Fun comedy, and a detective drama

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The L Word Creator Ilene Chaiken Heads to CBS

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The L Word and The Real L Word creator Ilene Chaiken is expanding her TV series vocabulary.

Chaiken has signed on to serve as executive producer on Hail Mary, a drama pilot recently picked up by CBS. She'll serve along side... read more

The L Word Franchise Keeps It Real with New Series

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The L.A. lesbians are back! But this time, they're the real thing. The Real L Word, a reality show following the loving, lusting and high drama of six high-achieving West Coast gay girls, debuts this Sunday on Showtime (June 20, 10/9c). TV Guide Magazine talked to producer Ilene Chaiken, who hopes to follow her scripted hit, The L Word, with this tasty Sapphic gumbo of ...
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L Word Spin-Off to Star Leisha Hailey

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As The L Word approaches the start of its sixth and final season, Showtime confirmed to that the show's spin-off will star series vet Leisha Hailey.Hailey has played L Word's Alice since 2004. Apart from her casting, few details are being revealed yet about specific plans for the spin-off, but a rep for show suggested that it will pick up where The L Word leaves off after its finale. Creator Ilene Chaiken will write and produce the new pilot, which will start shooting in December. Now that Alice will be anchoring the new show, who else would you want to see along with her, carrying the proverbial series torch? — Anna DimondRelated:• Showtime Announces L Word Spin-Off read more

The L Word's Sapphic, Sexy Secrets Revealed!

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When the fifth season of Showtime's The L Word comes to a tumultuous close Sunday night at 9 pm/ET, many fans will be left lingering. Here, the show's groundbreaking creator, writer and producer, Ilene Chaiken, dishes on why the next (and final) season will be worth the wait, describes her appreciation of the stiletto and discusses the fine art of cable sex scenes. Now that Season 5 is coming to a close, what can we look forward to in the sixth and final season of The L Word?Ilene Chaiken: I can tell you that all of the core cast who are remaining at the end of Season 5 are coming back. I can't tell you if Carmen is coming back or if I can find some crazy way to bring Dana back, the things fans ask for. I just know that we are going to try to do a great final season that is full of dram read more

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