The producers of the original lesbian series The L Word are set to create a new reality TV show, entitled The Real L Word: Los Angeles.

Focusing on the lives of real LA lesbians, producers hope the show will appeal to fans of the fictional drama starring Katherine Moennig and Clementine Ford.

Showtime has given the go-ahead for nine episodes of the new show, with L Word creator Ilene Chaiken at the helm.

Speaking of the forthcoming series, she said: “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 continued: “Showtime has yet again come forward to continue with us this mission to entertain and enlighten and bring more ‘L’ to the world.”

However Showtime did not pick up Chaiken’s idea for an L Word spin-off, provisionally entitled The Farm, which was expected to star Leisha Hailey.

The Real L Word: Los Angeles is expected to air in the US in 2010.