After returning as a reality show for 3 seasons, The Real L Word may transform into a documentary about lesbian culture where it's “not so easy.”

Speaking at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) winter press tour, Showtime entertainment president David Nevins told reporters that the franchise, which first ran for 6 seasons as a scripted drama titled The L Word starring Jennifer Beals, may return as a documentary.

“I want to keep the franchise going and want to change up the show,” Nevins is quoted as saying by The Hollywood Reporter. “It's probably not going to continue in exactly the same form. I've been talking a lot with [executive producers] Dan [Cutforth], Jane [Lipsitz] and [creator] Ilene [Chaiken] about exploring L Word culture – lesbian culture in places not New York, L.A., where the subculture is not so defined and it's not so easy. I think we're likely to make a documentary that will feel like a Real L Word documentary.”

“We did the scripted show, we did the ensemble reality show and it's probably going to become a documentary this year,” Nevins added.