Cybill Shepherd on The L Word!
Another smart casting decision for Season 4:
Cybill Shepherd has joined the cast of Showtime's "The L Word." On the lesbian-themed drama's upcoming fourth season, Shepherd will play the president of the college where Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) attends graduate school -- a married mother who suddenly begins to question her sexuality. "L Word" marks the first major series commitment for Shepherd since "Cybill," her CBS comedy that ran from 1995-98.
I don't think they really mean that Bette is "attending" graduate school, but is working there. Anyway ...
From the casting decisions, it seems like Season 4 is going to be the Better Porter show, since both the gals we've heard about are her potential love interests. This is, actually, very good news.
I still wonder why two hotshots like Cybill Shepherd and Marlee Matlin would want to have anything to do with this show, but I guess it's true that playing gay has cache these days. That's really the only explanation.