No, this isn't April Fools' or some other gag, Variety is reporting that The L Word is going reality:
Pay cabler has greenlit nine episodes of The Real L Word: Los Angeles, from L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and reality producers Magical Elves (Top Chef).
Show will follow six lesbians in Los Angeles as they go about their lives -- a lesbian answer to Bravo's Real Housewives franchise. Project is dependent on casting, the net said; if all goes as planned, The Real L Word would debut sometime next year.
"Even though we concluded our sixth season of The L Word on Showtime this past March, I believe we are not nearly finished telling our L Word stories," Chaiken said. "Showtime has yet again come forward to continue with us this mission to entertain and enlighten and bring more 'L' to the world."
Chaiken, who exec produced The L Word, will also EP The Real L Word, along with Magical Elves' Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.
"We love to tell authentic stories about complex characters and feel like this is an area that has yet to be explored in reality television," Lipsitz said.