New York, NY, October 14, 2015 – Finishing out its broadcast year with the highest ratings in the network’s 10-year history, Logo is heading into fall with groundbreaking programming that features some of the biggest names in the LGBT community. Logo today announced a second season of “Cocktails & Classics” hosted by Michael Urie, the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 5 RuVealed,” and the premiere of “Gen Silent,” a timely documentary spotlighting LGBT elders. They join Logo’s previously announced series “Beautiful As I Want To Be,” hosted by transgender model and activist Geena Rocero.
The network also announced “Logo Presents Aspen Gay Ski Week,” a partnership with the largest annual gay ski experience that will feature events and programming in January 2016. In 2016, Logo will also mark the return of hit “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for its 8th season.
“Logo is celebrating its 10th anniversary with not only our highest rated year ever, but as the only cable network to achieve 9 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager of Logo and VH1. “We have no plans to slow down as we roll out a diverse slate of programs that will continue to spark conversations, entertain our audience and drive results.”
Logo is the only network in the P18-49 demo to report nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. The networkalso posted a 25% increase in reach across digital and social media. In 2015, Logo launched the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the critically acclaimed limited run series’ “Cucumber” and “Banana” as well as “Secret Guide to Fabulous” and new series “Food to Get You Laid.” The network also aired the second annual “Trailblazer Honors,” celebrating LGBT pioneers, during annual Pride month of June.
Cocktails & Classics – Premieres Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00pm ET
The second season of “Cocktails & Classics”features host Michael Urie and a group of his industry insider friends serving up new twists on classic films. This season, Urie and guests will dish as they screen classic films including “Mommie Dearest,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,”and “All About Eve.”The series premieres in time for Halloween with a screening of “The Witches of Eastwick,” featuring behind-the-scenes stories from co-star Veronica Cartwright.
For a sneak peek at season 2 of “Cocktails & Classics” visit: http://logo.to/1j4AabA
Beautiful As I Want To Be –Premiering Wednesday, October 28 on LogoTV.com
“Beautiful As I Want To Be” partners trans and gender non-conforming young people with successful trans leaders to explore how they define beauty and identity. In each episode, a trans young person shares their backstory, their identity journey, and their dreams for the future. They then star in a photo shoot where they can celebrate their authentic beauty. Each of the four episodes will be introduced by Geena Rocero, a transgender supermodel and founder of Gender Proud, who also serves as an Executive Producer on the series. The production featured a crew of almost all transgender entertainment professionals.
For a sneak peek at “Beautiful As I Want To Be” visit: http://logo.to/1RbNhn5
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 5 RuVealed –Premieres Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:00pm ET
Cultural icon RuPaul revisits season 5 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to offer insider info, colorful commentary and a unique perspective on this exciting season. Relive Season 5 with fresh shade from RuPaul about unforgettable queens including Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Ivy Winters, Coco Montrese and season winner Jinkx Monsoon.
Gen Silent – Premieres Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8:00pm ET
As the entire nation confronts changes in healthcare, Gen Silent takes a look at an older generation of LGBT Americans who face a senior “closet” of discrimination in housing and health care. Logo Documentary Films division shares powerful stories that capture LGBT life and culture in all its diversity. The division launched earlier this year with the critically-acclaimed films “Out in the Night,”“Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” “Out & Around,” and “Versailles ’73: an American Runway Revolution.”
Logo Presents Aspen Gay Ski Week featuring the New Now Next Honors – January 2016
“Logo Presents Aspen Gay Ski Week” will feature performances from the top names in music and comedy, as well as a reimagined “New Now Next Honors,” which celebrate the year's best new actors, artists, films, television and more.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 – Premiere Date TBA 2016
RuPaul's Drag Race returns with a court of queens so ingenious, a competition so unpredictable and a judges' panel so packed with talent, you'll be seeing stars It's all the artistry, all the humanity and all the head-turning twists you love but if you think you know this Race, honey, you have no idea.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – Premiere Date TBA 2016
They are the most celebrated, re-tweeted, and dynamic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and they’re back with their fiercest drag to compete for the one thing that’s eluded them all, to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. Join RuPaul for a special All Stars edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race for a competition with more twists, more surprises, and moreextravaganza than ever before.
Source: Nielsen; P18-49 unless otherwise noted; 9 quarters of y-o-y growth (Live +SD coverage ratings, calendar 3Q13-3Q15); top 3 fastest growing (Live +7 coverage ratings, excludes news/sports/kids nets, 10/1/12-9/29/13 vs. 9/29/14-9/13/15)