Ten years after the original L Word went off the air, the groundbreaking show is coming back to television with a continuation series The L Word: Generation Q, which premieres Sunday, Dec. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Showtime on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content via the Showtime Channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can then watch The L Word: Generation Q either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 95-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up, you can either watch The L Word: Generation Q live, or you can watch on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV.
Once signed up for Hulu and the Showtime add-on, you can watch The L Word: Generation Q live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
The L Word: Generation Q Preview
The original series, which ran on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, chronicled the lives of a group of friends living in West Hollywood. Most of the women were lesbians or bisexuals and a running bit on the show was “the chart,” which kept track of all the different hookups that happened between the characters.
When the show returns in 2019, original cast members Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey are reprising their roles. Beals plays Bette Porter, who was a gallery owner in a serious relationship with Tina (Laurel Holloman) in the original series. In the sequel, she is now running for mayor of Los Angeles. At the summer 2019 TCA press tour, Beals told reporters that she had been “working for years” to try to bring the show back and she’s “very, very happy” that it finally happened. She’s also excited that the show can explore gender identity as well as sexual identity.
“I think what’s interesting about this iteration of the show is that we’ve expanded the discussion about sexuality and gender identification,” said Beals. “You know, when we were starting the show, nonbinary was a mathematical term, and now we talk about it in terms of identity. And we’re being able in this new iteration of the show to talk about all the other ways that we now talk about gender identity and sexuality.”
Hailey added that she thinks it’s interesting to watch newer and older generations of lesbian women perhaps clash a bit over who had to fight for their rights and who now takes those rights for granted.
“I think it’s actually interesting, that conversation between a newer generation and older generation of, like, who’s done the marches, who’s broken those barriers down. I’m always personally, like, trying to respect anyone who came before us, became came before our show, and I think that’s an important conversation to always have. But it’s also really interesting to learn from a new generation as well. What they have to teach us is part of what we can’t wait to tell on the show.”
The L Word: Generation Q premieres Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
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