The Writer’s Strike isn’t hurting Logo! The Viacom-backed gay cable channel announced plans to adapt Del Shores’ play, Sordid Lives into a continuing television series:
[Logo[ said Tuesday it has started production on “Sordid Lives: The Series,” a scripted satire about a dysfunctional Texan family.
The project, slated for a fall premiere on the MTV Networks outlet, is based on Del Shores’ 1996 play and 2000 film. Shores (Queer as Folk, Dharma & Greg) wrote and will direct all 12 half-hour episodes.
Most of the film and stage cast are reprising their roles in the series, including Olivia Newton-John, who will perform five new songs, and Beth Grant, who plays the drug-addled matriarch who struggles to cope with the problems of assorted family members.
Leslie Jordan will also appear on the show, which is slated to premiere this fall. We’re praying Delta Burke takes a permanent slot.
Olivia Newton-John sings the 2000 movie version’s opening track above.