New Queer TV

By Sunnivie Brydum

Originally published on Advocate.com September 14 2012 4:00 AM ET

A long with a chill in the air and falling leaves, autumn is marked by the return of some of our favorite television shows. Here TV, America’s only gay TV network (owned by The Advocate’s parent company, Here Media) is expanding its lineup of new and returning shows with talk shows, reality programming, and a surprising vintage remix.



For & Against
This biweekly program, featuring progressive commentator Jim Morrison, returns for a second season as he analyzes politics, current events, and news headlines from a distinctly queer perspective. Morrison says he specializes in holding elected officials and pundits accountable, pressing his guests to answer the tough questions they are used to sidestepping. New 30-minute episodes began airing in August.


Legends From Here
Veteran producer, actor, and TV host Paul Ryan takes viewers on a journey back in time, sharing his classic TV interviews with entertainment legends. The weekly series, which premiered in September, kicks off with one-on-ones with Rock Hudson, Shelley Winters, Kylie Minogue, and Charles Nelson Reilly, among others. Ryan chats with Hollywood royalty about life in Tinseltown, both on-screen and off.



Pride & Groom
Commemorating the first year of marriage equality in New York, this series of four one-hour specials documents the path to wedded bliss for same-sex couples. The first episode, premiering September 21, follows a gay couple from their engagement to their walk down the aisle, chronicling (and challenging) the couple’s understanding of “for better or for worse.”



Because of an Earlier Incident
This monthly one-hour program takes viewers along for a day in the life of New York’s most fabulous LGBT artists. Beginning October 26, the show goes behind the scenes with and inside the heads (and bedrooms) of artists including Amanda Lepore, Cazwell, Bill Coleman, and Marco Ovando, exploring how their lives and careers have intersected and how they’ve inspired each other.
 
Check with your cable provider for availability or subscribe to the network online at HereTV.com.