LOGO UNVEILS SUMMER SLATE WITH NEW SPECIALS, RETURNING SERIES AND GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARIES
Network Turns Up the Star Power with Dolly Parton, Vivica A. Fox,
Mel B. and the return of RuPaul
New York, NY, May 26, 2016 - Logo today announced a summer programming line-up packed with new specials and returning series to inspire, entertain, and get viewers through the dog days of summer. Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos launch the all-new summer block on Monday, May 30 at 10:00 PM ET/PT as the Executive Producers of "Secret Guide To Fabulous: Summer," hosted by curators of taste John Gidding, Ronnie Woo, Theodore Leaf and Rob Younkers. Michael Urie's "Cocktails & Classics" returns for a third season on Sunday, June 5 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Urie and a panel of special guests welcome celebrities including Dolly Parton and Mel B. to revisit classic and campy films. RuPaul turns up the heat with "RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 8 RuVealed," premiering Sunday, June 5 at 7pm ET/PT and a second season of "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race" coming later this summer. Vivica A. Fox joins as host of "Gay Skit Happens: Summer Edition," a hysterical sketch comedy show, which returns for a summer special on Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Fresh off its first Emmy Award for "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine," Logo Documentary Films continues with two new titles. "Out of Iraq" premieres Monday, June 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT and tells the harrowing story of two soldiers who fall in love before seeing their romance ripped apart by war. "The IF Project," which follows a group of female inmates who give real-life context to "Orange is the New Black", airs later this summer.
Logo will also air LGBT Pride month messages throughout June from celebrities including Matthew Morrison, Joel Grey, Edie Falco, Cheyenne Jackson, Candis Cayne, Wilson Cruz, Billy Porter, Tiffany Pollard, and social superstars including Gigi Gorgeous, Kingsley, Levi Foster, ElloSteph and Max Emerson. The Pride month celebration leads up to the network's annual "Trailblazer Honors," which returns on Saturday, June 25 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The largest televised Pride event honors LGBT leaders and allies who are breaking new ground in the quest for LGBT equality.
See below for a complete listing of programs coming to Logo this summer:
Returning Series & Specials
Secret Guide To Fabulous: Summer - Premieres Monday, May 30 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Executive Producers Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos bring you curators of taste John Gidding, Ronnie Woo, Theodore Leaf and Rob Younkers to teach viewers how to beat the heat with the hottest trends for a sexy summer. Our four experts serve up their best tips in design, fashion, food and entertaining to show you how to throw the most elevated summer soiree. This 1-hour special is your one stop shop to get you through summer in the classiest and coolest way. For a sneak peek, click here.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 8 RuVealed - Premieres Sunday, June 5 at 7:00 PM ET/PT
The never-before-seen look into the unforgettable season that crowned Bob the Drag Queen as America's Next Drag Superstar is packed with fresh reads and behind-the-scenes gossip from Ru herself. For a sneak peek of "RuVealed" click here.
Cocktails & Classics - Premieres Sunday, June 5 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with "9 to 5"
Throughout the summer, Logo offers up a crash course in film history and a closer look at the movies everyone loves to quote over and over again. Host Michael Urie screens the full movies and shares casting hits and misses, tantalizing trivia and good-old-fashioned dish that make these movies so revered by cinephiles and camp enthusiasts alike. This season, Urie will chat with Dolly Parton on her behind-the-scenes stories about the iconic "9 to 5" and Mel B. will offer up her take on "Spice World." The summer screening schedule will have Urie sipping cocktails with pop culture experts including Michael Musto, Drew Droege, DJ Pierce, Jujubee, Jessica Shaw and Noah Michelson as they watch "9 to 5," "Rebel Without A Cause," "Working Girl," "Spice World," "The First Wives Club," Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and "Grey Gardens." For a sneak peek, click here.
Trailblazer Honors - Airs June 25 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
From the continued rise in visibility of transgender people and issues to the march to LGBT acceptance in countries around the world, the LGBT community is still steadfast in its tireless dedication for equality. Logo will once again honor the pioneers who have broken new ground in the quest for LGBT equality, with its annual "Trailblazer Honors," the largest televised LGBT Pride month event. The one-hour special held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City 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. This year's Trailblazer Honorees will join previous honorees including the Obama Administration, Edie Windsor, as well as Laverne Cox and the cast of "Orange is the New Black."
Gay Skit Happens: Summer Edition - Airs Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
In this new half hour, quarterly sketch comedy series, Logo takes on the theme of summertime and tackles all things funny from beach bodies and wedding planning to vacations and summer movies. Guest host Vivica A. Fox (Empire, Independence Day: Resurgence) joins a cast of familiar and up-and-coming sketch comedy players for a blend of traditional and music-based sketches, pop culture parodies and recurring characters including Fox's take on The Real Housewives that has to be seen to be believed! For a sneak peek, click here.
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race - Coming Soon
Fan-favorite queens return to Logo later this summer with a second season of "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race," where some of the most memorable contestants from Drag Race herstory will have another chance to serve up the talent and compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul - Coming Soon
You don't have to be gay to play, but it sure does help! Hosted by RuPaul, "Gay For Play" is back after a successful launch earlier this year. RuPaul's over-the-top spin on the trivia game show features a panel of six celebrities who help two contestants answer pop culture questions to win cash and prizes. Shot in front of a live studio audience, contestants have to decide whether to trust their own instincts or to turn to the "Gay for Play" celebrity panel for help answering hysterical trivia questions.
Logo Documentary Films
Out Of Iraq - Airs June 13 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Two enlisted men in Iraq, one an Iraqi solider, the other a US translator, fall in love before being forced to flee when one becomes the target of an honor killing. With thousands of miles between them, they fight to be reunited. A World of Wonder film produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Produced by Eva Orner and Chris McKim; Co-Directed by Academy Award-winner Eva Orner ("Taxi to the Dark Side") and Chris McKim; and Co-Produced by Aaron Butler. For a sneak peek, click here.
The IF Project - Coming Soon
A Seattle police officer asked women in prison - if one thing could have changed the direction of your life what would it have been? Their answers spawned a writing program and with the help of the officer and each other, the women are changing their story. Directed by Kathlyn Horan ("The Indigo Girls: One Lost Day"). For a sneak peek, click here.
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