Showtime: L with the Fans


Fans of Showtime’s The L Word completed the first network-sanctioned, fan-written script for an existing series thanks to a partnership between Showtime Networks Inc. and FanLib.

The effort kicked off Feb. 3, when fans of the series were invited to write, read, rate and discuss short scenes based on an instructive "scene mission" provided by a member of the show’s writing team.

Fans submitted their original scenes, the online community voted and, at the end of each week, the most popular fan-submitted scene was added to the script in progress. The process repeated each week with a new scene mission until the entire script was completed, the two companies said.

Showtime and the producers of The L Word have the option to produce the finished script, the programmer added.