Logo, MTV's gay
cable network, announced Wednesday that it has approved
four new series for development. The shows are:
The Service: A one-hour drama about queer
enlisted men and women on a military base in the South
Pacific who fight persecution by their new commanders.
Written by Andy Cochran and Daniel Punt, who
executive-produce alongside Russell Mulcahy (Highlander,
Queer as Folk) and Armand Speca.
Sordid Lives: TheSeries: Based on Del Shores's popular play and
movie, the series is a continuing look into the worlds of
the denizens of Winters, Texas; of Brother Boy, a
Tammy Wynette impersonator who's been
institutionalized for being gay; and of young gay Ty
Williamson, who has moved to West Hollywood, Calif.,
to pursue an acting career. Executive-produced by
Shores and Funny Boy Films' Kirkland Tibbels (Adam &
Steve, Latter Days).
That GayGhost: A conservative family moves to San
Francisco, not knowing that their house is already
occupied by an outrageous gay ghost living in the closet.
From Maverick Television.
Reconnection: Half-hour reality show that
allows LGBT participants to confront friends and loved ones
who disowned them because of their sexuality. From GRB
Entertainment and executive producers Gary Benz,
Michael Branton (Intervention, Growing Up Gotti), and
Brant Pinvidic (Princes of Malibu).
projects represent Logo's commitment to investing in
high-quality series," Eileen Opatut, Logo
senior vice president for original programming,
said in a statement. "We're thrilled to be
working with some of the most respected and talented
creative people in the industry as well as give voice
to new artists who will help expand the horizon for
LGBT entertainment." (The Advocate)