Logo Greenlights Three Reality Series


Gay and lesbian-aimed network Logo Monday announced it has greenlit the production of three new reality series for its 2011 programming lineup.
Logo will profile U.S. national figure skating champion Johnny Weir in a new bio series Be Good Johnny Weir, the network said. The network will produce the second season of the series, which explores the life of the outspoken and colorful sports figure.
The network has also acquired the first season of the series, which initially aired on Sundance Channel.
Logo will also produce two workplace docu-soaps in 2011. Pretty Hurts, will follow the staff and clients of a high-end Beverly Hills medical office that specializes in "liquid face lifts," while Setup Squad focuses on the exploits of a Manhattan-based matchmaking service.
The shows will compliment recent Logo acquisitions Nip/Tuck, which launched on the network earlier this month, and Will & Grace, which will begin airing in 2013.
"Logo is in the business of creating fierce, original programming that gets everyone talking," said Dave Mace, senior vice president of programming for Logo in a statement. "Johnny Weir's talent is as big as his irreverent personality. Pretty Hurts would be a workplace sitcom - if it weren't actually real life in a Beverly Hills beauty destination. And Setup Squad will follow the hard-working angels who make the dating world a better place, whether you're gay or straight."