Amid strong ratings growth, Logo is expanding its 2016 slate, ordering two new series and renewing Michael Urie’s Cocktails & Classics for a third season.
Given the series green light are Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul and sketch comedy series Gay Skit Happens.
Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul is a half-hour comedic trivia game show where a panel of six celebrities help two contestants answer pop culture questions to win cash and prizes. It’s slated to premiere in the spring. The series is produced by World of Wonder Productions.
New half-hour quarterly sketch comedy series Gay Skit Happens is set to premiere at 10 PM Monday, February 8. Host Daniel Franzese (Looking, Mean Girls, Recovery Road) joins a cast of familiar and up-and-coming sketch comedy players for a blend of pop culture parodies, recurring characters, and comic critiques about modern romance, In the first episode, Logo takes on the theme of Valentine’s Day and tackles all things funny in love, dating, relationships and sex in the age of social media. Rusty Cundieff (Chapelle’s Show, Human Giant) directs and Tom Gianis (Saturday Night Live, Drunk History) is exec producer. Vivica A. Fox will join as a host for a summer edition. Gay Skit Happens is produced by Brian Graden Media.
Cocktails & Classics Season 3 will premiere in 2016, with a date to be announced. Michael Urie and his industry insider friends will be back to share their takes on classic films and shed light on behind-the-scenes gossip.
“After reaching ten consecutive quarters of year-over-year ratings growth, Logo is continuing on its track as one of the fastest growing cable networks,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming for Logo. “From fresh comedic voices, to the phenomenal RuPaul and a new partnership with GLAAD, Logo will build on its momentum with a diverse slate of quality series and specials that keep audiences enthralled.”