The gay and lesbian premium network Here TV announced its 2005 programming slate Tuesday, with a lineup that includes comedy, drama, and documentaries. "Here Network's mission is to offer diverse programming that will appeal to the wide range of audiences that encompass the gay and lesbian population," Here CEO Paul Colichman said in a statement. "We are committed to developing and creating original material that is authentic, positive, and entertaining."
The announcement included the following new programs from Here:
John Waters Presents--A film series hosted by the legendary writer-director-essayist from his hometown of Baltimore;
Ice Blues--This sequel to Third Man Out will be the second Here film featuring Chad Allen as gay detective Donald Strachey;
The Elizabeth Birch Project--This talk show will feature the former executive director of the Human Rights Campaign sitting down one-on-one with a diverse group of guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment; her first guests will be Pat Buchanan, Rosie O'Donnell, and Chris Matthews;
The Lisbon Traviata--"Here Playhouse" brings the Terrence McNally play to TV;
An Evening With Paul Lynde--Michael Airington's acclaimed one-man show about the legendary gay actor-comedian;
Ryan's Life--An original series about a gay teenager coming out and dealing with the always-perilous world of adolescent dating;
Here Comedy Presents Kate Clinton--An evening of stand-up comedy from the legendary performer and Advocate columnist;
Triple Threat--Original series from Queer as Folk writer Shawn Postoff about three men starting a New York theater company;
Hollywoodland--A miniseries that looks behind the scenes of Tinseltown from 1920 to 1960;
The Last Sunday in June--A "Here Playhouse" adaptation of the popular off-Broadway comedy set during Gay Pride weekend;
Raw Material--Three one-act plays, one written exclusively for this telecast, by Paul Rudnick;
Nijinsky--A new biopic about the legendary dancer and his incendiary relationship with Diaghilev of the Ballets Russes.
For more information on Here TV visit www.heretv.com.