'The Farm', the spin-off to 'The L Word' will not be picked up by Showtime for the network is eliminating any new series pick ups.
Although Showtime has been the house for "The L Word" for six seasons, the network won't take its successor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime has narrowed down their pilots schedule and excluded the spin-off which is tentatively titled "The Farm" and centers on Alice.
The decision was informed to the producer of the show, Ilene Chaiken, earlier this week. Showtime said that it has decided not to go forward with the pilot. However, "The Farm" is not the only one passed on. Matthew Perry-starring "The End of Steve" is also out of the frame. The producers of "Steve" will pitch it around to other cable networks and allegedly, HBO is interested.
Showtime is packed in its schedule with the new seasons of their already-running series like "The Tudors", "United States of Tara" and "Californication". Thus the need for a new series is not much within their agenda. The network, however, goes on with a new dark comedy pilot called "Nurse Jackie" which stars Edie Falco.