Ilene Chaiken, the creator of The L World and The Real L Word, believes television is failing to produce gay dramas.

Chaiken's groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word premiered on Showtime in 2004 and ran for six seasons. The show's reality-based spinoff, The Real L Word, ends its third season on September 6.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, Chaiken lamented that getting a gay drama on the air remains a difficult task.

“I would say this and it's very specific and it's an entertainment industry specificity: There are some great comedies on television with gay characters but show me a drama?” she asked.

There isn't one. It's barely changed and since The L Word and Queer As Folk went off the air, we are back where we are before they came on the air – unrepresented and occasionally represented as ancillary characters like best friends or fifth year members of an ensemble cast. You know, in the fifth year of a show that's very solid and secure they can decide to let a character 'go gay.' Otherwise it's guest stars who get murdered,” she added.