here! will debut made-for-TV film Third Man Out: A Donald Strachey Mystery Friday, Sept. 2.
Third Man Out, directed by Ron Oliver (Queer as Folk) and written by Mark Saltzman, follows gay detective Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), “who delves into the seedy world of urban corruption, making enemies as he solves crimes,” the network said.
“We’re thrilled to offer America its first gay detective,” here! Networks cofounder and CEO Paul Colichman said in a prepared statement. “The gay and lesbian community has been shut out of playing roles on television that we occupy in real life. Detectives, teachers and policeman are just some of the roles you'll see as gay and lesbian on here!.”