Logo, the network targeted toward gays and lesbians, green-lit a development slate of four original series spanning diverse genres, officials said Wednesday.
Logo’s new shows are: drama series The Service; comedies Sordid Lives: The Series and That Gay Ghost; and reality series Reconnection.
“These projects represent Logo’s commitment to investing in high-quality series,” Logo senior vice president of original programming Eileen Opatut said in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled to be working with some of the most respected and talented creative people in the industry, as well as giving voice to new artists who will help to expand the horizon for LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] entertainment.”
In addition to the full-length series, each production will include content for online, wireless video and portable media players.
The Service looks at the complicated lives of enlisted LGBT men and women on an active military base on the Pacific Ocean. The one-hour drama follows a diverse group of gay and lesbian recruits and officers.
Sordid Lives: The Series is a prequel to hit play and cult film Sordid Lives. The half-hour comedy follows an eccentric Texan family whose intertwining off-kilter lives ultimately lead to the death of the family matriarch.
That Gay Ghost is a half-hour sitcom pilot that revolves around the lives of the conservative Carson family, who move to San Francisco and find that their lives are changed forever when they discover Cosmo, a gay ghost living in their new home.
Lastly, Reconnection is a half-hour reality series that gives LGBT participants an opportunity to approach and confront friends and loved ones who disowned them because of their sexuality.