The lesbian-themed reality series The Real L Word: Los Angeles returns for its sophomore season on Sunday, June 5.

The show, which follows the lives of seven lesbians living in Los Angeles, is the reality series version of Ilene Chaiken's groundbreaking drama The L Word, which ran for six seasons on Showtime and starred Jennifer Beals.

In its second outing, the show has shed most of its original cast with the exception of Hollywood special effects artist Whitney.

This year, Whitney attempts to give back to the community as she romances Sara, ignoring the warnings of her friends.

And there are six fresh faces added to the mix: Los Angeles newcomer Claire, business executive Francine, fashion designer Romi, looking-to-start-a-family couple Cori & Kacy, and recently out LGBT activist Sajdah.

During a panel at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in January, David Nevins, Showtime's president of entertainment, said the show's changes were needed.

“I felt like there's life in that idea,” Nevins said. “First of all, this network has had a long relationship with gay and particularly lesbian audiences that I think is important to protect.”

“I think there's an interesting version of that show that we didn't quite get at last year.”

“So it definitely seemed worth doing a second season,” he added. “I think everyone is sort of sometimes, with those reality shows, you get it right year two.”