The L Word will return to Showtime for a fourth season in 2007.
Production on 12 new episodes will begin this summer, the network said Thursday. The third season of the series debuted Jan. 8.
“The L Word, without a doubt is one of Showtime's true signature series," Showtime Networks Inc. president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt said in a prepared statement. "Not only is the show -- and the title -- part of the pop culture, but we've seen a ratings explosion in season three, the likes of which we would never have predicted. Clearly, something has caught fire, and we want the fourth season in production as soon as possible.”