Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 18, 2007)

CASHMERE MAFIA, COMING SOONISH TO A TV SCREEN NEAR YOU
As I blogged earlier this week, the new ABC series Cashmere Mafia has
Bonnie
Somerville’s character falling for another woman
. The bad news? ABC’s not
planning to debut it until midseason (around January). So no lesbians on network
TV this fall. Again. Although we do have Sarah
Shahi playing a cop on NBC’s Life
, but that doesn’t really count.

To tide you over, here are some new official Cashmere cast photos,
and watch this short video
preview
:

ROADKILL ON THE SUNSET STRIP
NBC has officially canceled Studio 60
on the Sunset Strip
, which co-starred Sarah
Paulson
, one of the only out actresses in a lead role on TV. NBC is burning
off the last six episodes weekly beginning May 24th, just as the series is gearing
up to debut
in the U.K.

In more depressing no-lesbians-on-TV news, Jane
Lynch
‘s comedy Area 57 did not get picked up by NBC, so we’re currently
slated to have no — that’s right, zero — out lesbian or bisexual actresses
in starring or even supporting roles on prime-time TV next season. (And no, Sarah
Shahi doesn’t count here, either, no matter how
gay she looks in her cop outfit
!)

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