Fans of The Real L Word will have to wait till July 12 for the reality show to return to Showtime with new episodes, but for now they can ogle an updated cast of women. Last season's regulars Claire, Francine, and Sajdah were dropped in favor of newbies Sara and Lauren in Los Angeles, and Kiyomi, Somer and Amanda in New York City. Past cast members Whitney, Romi, and married couple Cori and Kacy will return.

Series creator Ilene Chaiken spoke up about the show's third season and its foray into the East Coast. “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," Chalken told Entertainment Weekly. "Bring it on, Brooklyn!”

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