Logo TV today unveiled what it says is its largest programming slate ever, including two new (previously announced) scripted series, a new reality series, two returning series and two specials. It also announced at TCA the launch of a new documentary division that comes on the heels of its successful transgender youth doc Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, which the network says will be dedicated to profiling LGBT pioneers. Through the new unit, Logo TV will host the television premiere of acclaimed documentary Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine later this year. The film, from filmmaker Michele Josue, debuts in theaters in February.
Logo TV has set an April 13 premiere date for its two new scripted series Cucumber and Banana. The interwoven drama series from Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer As Folk) explore 21st century gay life through the lens of two disparate generations. Set for premiere this spring is new reality series Behind The Movies which dissects the filmmaking process to share behind-the-scenes stories that shaped classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sunset Boulevard, and Valley Of The Dolls.
Returning series RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 will premiere this spring and Season 2 of Secret Guide To Fabulous from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions will debut in the fall. Here are the details on the new slate:
Cucumber, an original series from show creator Russell T Davies of “Doctor Who” and the seminal LGBT series “Queer as Folk.”
Banana, an interconnected series that follows the lives of the younger characters who appear in Cucumber.
Behind the Movies – Premiering This Spring
Andy Warhol once said, “It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.” With films continuing to dominate and influence pop culture, this series dissects the filmmaking process to share never-before-told stories that shaped classics like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “Valley of the Dolls.”
RETURNING SERIES AND SPECIALS
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 7 Premiering This Spring
The mega-hit fan favorite returns for a seventh season this spring as the fiercest queens from across the land compete in this genre-defining battle royale of drag.
Secret Guide to Fabulous – Season 2 Premiering This Fall
By notching one of the network’s highest rated repeat averages in its history, “Secret Guide to Fabulous” from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions built a strong and growing fan following. This fall the guys will be back to once again turn life from the ordinary to extraordinary.
Trailblazers – Premiering June 28
From the continued march to marriage equality to the growing visibility of transgender people and issues, the LGBT community is still steadfast in its tireless dedication for rights and acceptance. Logo TV will once again honor the pioneers who have broken new ground in the quest for LGBT equality, with its now annual event, “Trailblazers,” premiering on June 28 during LGBT Pride month. The one-hour special will feature celebrities, politicians, activists and trendsetters who are transforming our cultural landscape, as well as musical performances from some of today’s biggest stars.
The New Now Next Awards – The definitive celebration of what’s about to break in pop culture will return in 2015.