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The L Word: Generation Q

The L Word: Generation Q

  • Premiered: 
    December 8, 2019
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Sequel to The L Word 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: LGBTQIA

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  • Season 1
    • Amazon
  • Season 2
    • Amazon
  • Season 3
    • Amazon
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Plot Synopsis

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is a one-hour series that continues to follow the intermingled lives of three characters from THE L WORD -- Bette Porter, Alice Pieszecki & Shane McCutcheon -- along with new characters -- PR exec Dani Nunez, her girlfriend and TV producer Sophie Suarez, their best friend and roommate Micah Lee & former Olympic swimmer (Sarah) Finley -- as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in Los Angeles. Ten years after THE L WORD ended, viewers find Bette running for mayor of Los Angeles; Shane as she returns to the city after a setback; and Alice learning to balance co-parenting with her fiancee Nat and Nat's ex-wife Gigi and the rising success of her talk show. Bette weathers continued fallout as she prepares for an LGBTQIA Center talk. Meanwhile, Shane helps Finley, while Alice is annoyed when the network forces her to bring on a new staff member. Dani and Sophie celebrate good news as Dani begins a new job. Micah pursues a new crush.

The second season of THE L WORD: GENERATION Q premiered on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime. Season 2 kicks off in the aftermath of Sophie's decision at the airport as she, Dani, and Finley are all left to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Bette's personal and professional pursuits force her to reexamine her roots -- something Angie also questions and explores in her own way. In the wake of her divorce, Shane throws herself into finding new ways to keep the bar thriving, while Alice is surprised when writing her first book steers her whole life in a new direction. Micah is pushed to reckon with his identity as he navigates big changes in his career and love life, while Gigi's journey to move on from Nat (guest star Stephanie Allynne) and Alice takes an unexpected turn. In the season opener, "Late to the Party," Bette is forced to navigate some major changes in both her personal and professional life, including a big request from Angie. Shane gets pulled into LA's high stakes, underground poker scene as Alice and Nat readjust to couple-hood. Meanwhile, Sophie, Dani and Finley all must deal with the fallout of Sophie's decision at the airport and Micah navigates his new normal following Jose's bombshell revelation. L WORD: GENERATION Q moved to Monday nights at 9pm, beginning September 13, 2021. In this new episode, "Love Shack," during an explosive karaoke night at Dana's, Bette is pushed to be honest about what she really wants, Shane deals with the fallout from an ex's visit and Alice confronts her true feelings for Tom. Meanwhile, everything left unsaid among Sophie, Dani and Finley threatens to finally come out and Micah struggles to figure out where he stands with Maribel.

Season 3 premiered on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT on Showtime, with a special preview on Friday, November 18, 2022 on streaming and on demand for all Showtime subscribers. New episodes continue to drop every Friday via streaming and on-demand platforms before appearing on air Sunday nights. The first four episodes of Season 3 will air at 8pm ET/PT on Sundays, with the remaining six episodes airing at 10pm ET/PT on Sundays. Picking up right where the Season 2 cliffhanger left off, the series continues to follow the cast of characters as they struggle with secrets, old scars and new flames on their search for "the one." Bette Porter is on the brink of a devastating letdown or startling confession after Tina (guest star Laurel Holloman) appears at her door; while they determine their future together, their daughter Angie embraces her new freedom at college, finding love in all the wrong places. At the bungalow, Finley returns from rehab and discovers news about Sophie that threatens both her sobriety and their relationship. Meanwhile, Dani and Micah both attempt to take major steps forward in their relationships, but Gigi's baggage and Maribel's (guest star Jillian Mercado) temper put their plans to the test. The drama heightens as Shane and Tess grapple with secrets that could tear them apart for good, while Alice questions whether she'll ever find her soulmate, or if she's doomed to be alone forever. Season 3 guest stars include: Kehlani as Fletcher, as well as Margaret Cho, Joanna Cassidy and Joey Lauren Adams. Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Faison also return to guest star in their roles of Carrie and Tom, respectively. In addition, Jamie Clayton has been upped to series regular this season playing Tess, the bar manager at Dana's who becomes intertwined with Shane in work and love. Margaret Cho pla ysas a guest host on the Alice talk show. Joey Lauren Adams plays Taylor, a salt-of-the-earth, self-deprecating barista with a secret passion. Joanna Cassidy plays Patty, Tess's mom and a former Las Vegas showgirl currently suffering from MS and dementia. Kehlani plays Ivy, a makeup artist and young parent who heads up Alice's glam team and falls for the wrong person.
On Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10pm ET/PT, Showtime premiered "Looking Ahead," the Season 3 finale of THE L WORD: GENERATION Q. Shane and Sophie challenge old patterns, while Alice discovers "The One" may be closer than she thinks. Dani distracts herself from Dre, until a surprising reveal force her to choose what she really wants. Micah and Maribel make moves toward becoming parents, while Finley takes a big step into adulthood as all of the season's love, lust, loss, laughs and longing come to a head.



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