Logo Green-lights
Dating Series Featuring Transgender

Logo has
announced that it has green-lit a new competition dating
series, Transamerican Love Story, centered on
transgender activist, artist, actress, and author Calpernia
Addams.

The show, hosted
by comedian Alex Mapa, follows Calpernia Addams as she
whittles down a group of eight bachelors living together in
an Los Angeles–area house, with the help of her
best friend and fellow transgender activist Andrea
James. Addams is an out trans woman to all the show's
suitors from the start of the series. The show will feature
online voting at Logo's website, allowing viewers the
opportunity to tell Addams whom they think she should
eliminate. The voting results will air live during the
show, but the decision will be Addams's alone.

The hour-long
show, which will premiere in February 2008, is
executive-produced by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, and Tom
Campbell of World of Wonder Productions
(Transgeneration, The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
and Joe Del Hierro of Oh Really! Productions (The Big Gay
Sketch Show
) and co-executive-produced by
Julio Kollerbohm.

Two other reality
shows were also announced by Logo on Thursday.

One, Gimme
Sugar
, features five lesbians in the L.A. club
scene, trying to launch and promote their own club night.
If they succeed, they’ll be the youngest female
promoters in L.A. The girls will fight, fall in love,
break apart, and come back together as they struggle
to make their dream come true. The show's six half-hour
episodes will air in next summer.

The other show,
with the working title of Rockdogs , shows
championship gay basketball team members living
together under one roof in San Francisco as they prepare
to defend their national title. During six half-hour
episodes, the team will try to bring back the glory of
San Francisco’s three-generation, gold
medal–winning legacy of the Rockdogs. While the
competition on the court is fierce, the action will be
found on the high drama off the court.
Executive-produced by Eddie October Productions (Bands
Reunited, Tommy Lee Goes to College
) and
William Kendall, the show will premiere in summer 2008.
(The Advocate)

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