[09/14/10 - 09:03 AM]
Entertainment Studios Announces a Firm Go for "The Gossip Queens"
Loni Love, Alec Mapa, Michelle Collins and Bernadette Pauley co-host the series, which will air in syndication and on Logo beginning September 20.

[via press release from Logo]



Los Angeles, CA - September 14, 2010 Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of six 24-hour HD television networks, announces the launch of its 26th and newest television program -- "The Gossip Queens." Shot in HD, "The Gossip Queens" is a daily half-hour strip airing five days a week in syndication, on the Entertainment Studios cable network Comedy.TV and on MTV Network's Logo.

Entertainment Studios is doing a slow rollout of "The Gossip Queens" in syndication on great stations and great time periods including WCIU in Chicago, the NBC O&O KNTV in San Francisco, Gannett Broadcasting's WTSP in Tampa, Cox Broadcasting's WRDQ in Orlando, and Sinclair Broadcasting's WBFF in Baltimore.

"The Gossip Queens" features four of America's funniest and most insightful comedians regarding pop culture, entertainment news, and celebrity gossip. The comedic hosts are joined by various celebrity gossip bloggers and magazine editors who bring the latest and greatest celebrity dish and gossip.

"Loni, Alec, Michelle, and Bernadette are all extraordinary talents, and this show is the perfect blend of comedy and gossip," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "The Gossip Queens" is fresh, bold, and funny. This show is simply unstoppable."

The hosts of "The Gossip Queens" are:

Loni Love

Love just starred in her own one-hour special for Comedy Central, "America's Sister" and has also appeared on the channel's "Premium Blend," "Weekends at the DL" and "Chocolate News." Her many television appearances include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "The Best Damn Sports Show Period," VH1's "I Love the 70's/80's/90's," "VH1's The Great Debate" and "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen" among numerous others. Currently Loni co-hosts the weekly radio show "Caf´┐Ż Mocha" with MC Lyte, and she is a regular panelist on E!'s hit show "Chelsea Lately" and TruTV's "The Smoking Gun Presents: The World's Dumbest."

Alec Mapa

Actor and comedian Alec Mapa co-hosted "The View" and has guest-starred on over 40 television series, including "Alias," "Friends," "Roseanne," "Seinfeld," and "NYPD Blue." Alec's television career includes two recurring roles on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty." Alec's stand-up comedy special, "Wisecrack" premiered on Logo in 2005 and has since gained a huge cult following.

Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins is a comedian and the Managing Editor of VH1's Bestweekever.tv. As a comedian, Michelle makes regular appearances as a panelist on "Chelsea Lately," "The Joy Behar Show," and "The Tyra Banks Show." This year, Michelle won Logo's NewNowNext Award 2010 for "Brink of Fame: Comic." As a blogger, she's earned her two Webby Awards for Best Celebrity Fan Blog. She can be found on Twitter (@michcoll).

Bernadette Pauley

Comedian Bernadette Pauley has a bunch of TV credits under her belt including: Comedy Central's "Tough Crown with Colin Quinn," Animal Planet's "A-list" and "Wild 100", TLC's "Trading Spaces" and "RedEye with Greg Gutfeld." Pauley has also appeared on "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen" and has hosted several episodes of "Comedy.TV" Bernadette is a frequent guest on Sirius Radio's Raw Dog channel and regularly performs nationwide in colleges, comedy clubs, casinos and theaters.

"The Gossip Queens" is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios.

About Entertainment Studios

Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns six 24 Hour HD television networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, and MYDESTINATION.TV The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 26 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, and Raleigh. For more information, visit www.es.tv

About Logo:

Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment network from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) for gays and lesbians, their families and friends. Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 46 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, TripOutGayTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365Gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

  [september 2010]  


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