LOGO'S ALL-NEW "GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL" PREMIERES MONDAY, APRIL 11 AT 10PM ET/PT
Celebrity Guest Panelists Including Amber Rose, Brandi Glanville, Cheyenne Jackson, Frankie Grande, and Mindy Cohn Join Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Todrick Hall and Queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Trivia Show Features Special Episodes with Celebrities Battling it Out for Cash and Prizes Including Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Reunited Cast Members of "227" and "Real Housewives"
NEW YORK, NY - March XX, 2016 - You don't need to be gay to play, but it sure does help! "Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul," the all-new, over-the-top game show hosted by RuPaul premieres Monday, April 11 at 10PM ET/PT on Logo. Shot in front of a live studio audience, contestants' entertainment IQs are put to the test when host RuPaul quizzes them on the hottest pop culture moments. As they answer hysterical trivia questions, contestants have to decide whether to trust their own instincts or to turn to the "Gay for Play" celebrity panel for help. Then as the competition heats up, contestants pair up with one celebrity panelist and have 69 seconds to answer as many trivia questions as possible for a chance to win big cash and prizes.
"I've never laughed as hard as I did making Gay For Play. It's funnier than the Republican debates - with more useful take away," said host and EP RuPaul Charles. "I wanted to capture the gay voices from my TV youth, like Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly, to create a new game show that everyone could enjoy. 'Let's Make America Gay Again!'"
The "Gay for Play" panel of six celebrities features Michelle Visage, Todrick Hall, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews as regular panelists, along with a rotating panel of former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestants, social influencers, and celebrities. Guest panelists throughout the season include model Amber Rose, Brandi Glanville ("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), Cheyenne Jackson ("American Horror Story"), Daniel Franzese ("Looking," "Mean Girls"), Frankie Grande ("Big Brother"), comedian Heather McDonald, Jeannie Mai ("The Real"), Kristen Johnston ("The Exes"), Mindy Cohn ("Facts of Life"), plus social talent Austin & Aaron Rhodes ("Scream Queens"), GloZell Green, Joey Graceffa, Kingsley, Kyle Krieger, and Connor Franta.
Special episodes also feature celebrity contestants squaring off. Rebecca Romijn will battle husband Jerry O'Connell to fight for "Gay for Play" bragging rights. Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Taylor Armstrong and "Real Housewives of O.C." cast member Gretchen Rossi will challenge each other, as well as reunited "227" stars Marla Gibbs and Jackée Harry.
The premiere of "Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul" follows an all-new episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which starts its new season and celebrates the mega-hit series' 100th episode on Monday, March 7 with a special queen-sized 90 minute episode.
"Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo.
For more information on "Gay for Play" go to LogoTV.com.
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ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and award-winning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), #CandidlyNicole (Vh1), Big Freedia (Fuse), and Island Hunters (HGTV). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy(R) Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul's Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.