10 ‘L Word’ Guest Stars We Hope Return in the Revival (PHOTOS)

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Jessica Capshaw

Before she played lesbian surgeon Arizona Robbins on Grey’s Anatomy, Capshaw played Nadia Karella, Bette’s (Jennifer Beals) student-turned-mistress.

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Holland Taylor

Way before her real-life relationship with Sarah Paulson, the Two and a Half Men actress played socialite Peggy Peabody periodically across The L Word‘s six-season run.

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Cobie Smulders

Peggy’s daughter Helena (Rachel Shelley) dated a woman named Leigh Ostin, who was portrayed by this How I Met Your Mother alum.

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Cybill Shepherd

Best known for Moonlighting and her self-named sitcom, Shepherd also recurred on The L Word as Phyllis Kroll, a boss of Bette’s who falls hard for Alice (Leisha Hailey).

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Jane Lynch

We’d be positively Glee-ful if Lynch reprised her role as Joyce Wischnia, a divorce lawyer with a knack for sleeping with her clients, Phyllis included.

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Tony Goldwyn

Did closeted actor Burr Connor ever bust down the closet door? Only one way to find out: Enlist this Scandal alum to join the L Word revival.

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Lucy Lawless

The actress formerly known as Xena, Warrior Princess, played a police sergeant investigating one very spoilery death in Season 6.

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Elizabeth Berkley

After she went from being Saved by the Bell to being one of the Showgirls, Berkley guest-starred in Season 6 as Bette’s college roommate, art gallery co-founder, and aspiring lover.

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Alan Cumming

So what if Billie Blaikie was doing drugs while managing The Planet before Kit (Pam Grier) fired him? Must that mean we don’t get to see this Good Wife actor on the show again?

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Gloria Steinem

The legendary “Ms.” Steinem guest-starred as herself in Season 2, offering the ladies a crash course in the intersection of lesbianism and feminism. We need another Gloria-ous lecture!

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The L Word is officially coming back to Showtime with a sequel series that will both reacquaint us with some returning characters and introduce a new generation of Los Angeles lesbians.

Original stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey have all signed on the dotted line to appear in the new episodes — and it sounds like Sarah Shahi is game, as well — but what of the other big names that guest-starred on the show during its 2004–2009 run?

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the (first) series finale this month, check out 10 L Word guest stars we’re praying will reprise their parts in the continuation…

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'The L Word' Revival Series Officially Coming to Showtime

Some of the show's original stars will return to reprise their roles.