Alan Cumming to guest star on The L Word

Alan Cumming, who recently starred in the Showtime TV movie Reefer Madness, will be joining the cast of the network's lesbian drama The L Word.

Cumming has agreed to appear as a guest star in six episodes of the series' third season, which is currently in production. He will take the role of Billie Blaikie, a hard-partying promoter hired by Kit Porter to manage her nightclub. Though Billie is a savvy businessman, he and Kit will butt heads over personal differences.

Cumming's role as the Emcee in the 1998 Broadway musical Cabaret earned him a Tony and many other awards. He has appeared in many successful films, including The Anniversary Party (which he also co-wrote), Eyes Wide Shut, the Spy Kids trilogy, and X2: X-Men United. This will be Cumming's first long run on an American TV series.

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