Coming off the highest broadcast ratings in the network’s 10-year history, Logo has renewed Cocktails & Classics for a second season. Logo also will premiere RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 5 RuVealed and Gen Silent, a documentary focusing on LGBT elders. They join Logo’s previously announced transgender-themed web series Beautiful As I Want To Be, hosted by transgender model and activist Geena Rocero, who also executive produces, set to premiere on October 28.
The second season of Cocktails & Classics will premiere Sunday, October 25 at 8 PM ET. Host Michael Urie returns with his industry friends to dish on classic films, including Mommie Dearest, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, and All About Eve. RuPaul looks back at the past season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in Season 5 RuVealed which premieres Sunday, November 8 at 7 PM ET. In addition, Logo Documentary Films premieres Gen Silent, a documentary focusing on older LGBT Americans who face discrimination in housing and health care.
“Logo is celebrating its 10th anniversary with not only our highest rated year ever, but as the only cable network to achieve 9 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager of Logo and VH1. “We have no plans to slow down as we roll out a diverse slate of programs that will continue to spark conversations, entertain our audience and drive results.”
Details on Logo’s 2015 and 2016 programming below:
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Cocktails & Classics – Premieres Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00pm ET
The second season of “Cocktails & Classics” features host Michael Urie and a group of his industry insider friends serving up new twists on classic films. This season, Urie and guests will dish as they screen classic films including “Mommie Dearest,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and “All About Eve.” The series premieres in time for Halloween with a screening of “The Witches of Eastwick,” featuring behind-the-scenes stories from co-star Veronica Cartwright.
Beautiful As I Want To Be – Premiering Wednesday, October 28 on LogoTV.com
“Beautiful As I Want To Be” partners trans and gender non-conforming young people with successful trans leaders to explore how they define beauty and identity. In each episode, a trans young person shares their backstory, their identity journey, and their dreams for the future. They then star in a photo shoot where they can celebrate their authentic beauty. Each of the four episodes will be introduced by Geena Rocero, a transgender supermodel and founder of Gender Proud, who also serves as an Executive Producer on the series. The production featured a crew of almost all transgender entertainment professionals.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 5 RuVealed – Premieres Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:00pm ET
Cultural icon RuPaul revisits season 5 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to offer insider info, colorful commentary and a unique perspective on this exciting season. Relive Season 5 with fresh shade from RuPaul about unforgettable queens including Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Ivy Winters, Coco Montrese and season winner Jinkx Monsoon.
Gen Silent – Premieres Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8:00pm ET
As the entire nation confronts changes in healthcare, Gen Silent takes a look at an older generation of LGBT Americans who face a senior “closet” of discrimination in housing and health care. Logo Documentary Films division shares powerful stories that capture LGBT life and culture in all its diversity. The division launched earlier this year with the critically-acclaimed films “Out in the Night,” “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” “Out & Around,” and “Versailles ’73: an American Runway Revolution.”
Logo Presents Aspen Gay Ski Week featuring the New Now Next Honors – January 2016
“Logo Presents Aspen Gay Ski Week” will feature performances from the top names in music and comedy, as well as a reimagined “New Now Next Honors,” which celebrate the year’s best new actors, artists, films, television and more.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 – Premiere Date TBA 2016
RuPaul’s Drag Race returns with a court of queens so ingenious, a competition so unpredictable and a judges’ panel so packed with talent, you’ll be seeing stars It’s all the artistry, all the humanity and all the head-turning twists you love but if you think you know this Race, honey, you have no idea.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – Premiere Date TBA 2016
They are the most celebrated, re-tweeted, and dynamic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and they’re back with their fiercest drag to compete for the one thing that’s eluded them all, to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. Join RuPaul for a special All Stars edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race for a competition with more twists, more surprises, and moreextravaganza than ever before.
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