L Word Spin-off a No-go?

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 03 2009 12:00 AM ET

The Hollywood Reporter

and
Variety

are both reporting that the future looks grim for
The Farm

, the planned
L Word

spin-off that was to star Leisha Hailey.

Showtime has reportedly
passed on a pilot of the show, which was said to be set in a
prison. Famke Janssen, Laurie Metcalf, and Academy Award
nominee Melissa Leo had all signed on to appear in the
series.

There is still a chance
that another network could snap up the rights to
The Farm

.
L Word

creator Ilene Chaiken crafted the show as a spin-off for
Hailey's character Alice, who, in
The Farm

, has reportedly been sent to prison for the murder of Jenny
Schecter.