We’d been hearing rumblings about the gay gab fest The Gossip Queens making the rounds among network execs looking for a gay version of The View, but now it appears it has a home and a premiere date: LOGO, on Sept. 20.
The panel is made up of Loni Love, Kym Whitley, Micah McCain and Alec Mapa — which is curious, because isn’t Barbara Walters supposedly looking to Mapa to fill a slot on her own male-inclusive View spin-off?
Assuming all goes well, Gossip Queens (that’s a snap from them filming the pilot in November) will air Mondays-Fridays at 7pm, which is an interesting time slot for a show format that’s usually stuffed in between soap operas and noontime local news broadcasts. And yet: I think it might work! It’ll be the nonsensical lead in to the more, ahem, serious fare on MSNBC and Comedy Central. And The Office.
The show also joins LOGO’s new Canadian import 1 Girl, 5 Gays, where a (straight?) girl quizzes five gay guys on … stuff. Fine. But where the heck is Sundance Channel’s Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, the ultimate ode to fag hags? That one keeps getting pushed back!
More meaningless programming from LOGO.
What happened to this network? I had such high hopes, but it’s turned out to be nothing more than Buffy reruns and RuPaul.
It seems like every time I turn to Logo I see Reno 9-11. I think they show stuff like that and The Sarah Silverman Program, or Buffy (all fine shows or whatever) they are trying to fight their perpetually low ratings as a network. They must be baffled. With around 5% of the population being gay, that should mean huge ratings for them. Right? Where is everybody?
I think they are overlooking two key things.
1. Gay People do not uniformly like the same things.
2. Even if they did, they were probably hoping to find compelling gay themed programming, and not one syndicated show after another breaking up 8 consecutive hours of reruns of that Ru Paul show. (Again, a perfectly fine show, but ALL DAY, GUYS?)
The disappointing thing for me personally is that I was hoping Logo would be a network that would be able to serve interesting gay themed original programming, that would be able to cross over to main stream audiences. In practice, however, things sort of work the other way around. They show the same normal, mundane stuff every other network shows, except it is just gay enough to perhaps persuade homosexuals to tune in. They work from the outside in, which is unfortunate.
That said, Alec Mapa is a pretty funny stand up, so perhaps his show will be fantastic. I’m holding out hope. Things could always turn around for Logo. It’s not too late.
This sounds like a good show if it were 1995. We have moved so far beyond this crap.
who is the fat black broad on the Gossip Queens? she just mentioned that the best male actor is George Clooney. I like Geo, and I think he has done some very good work, but has she considered Ronald Colman, Joel McCray, and the immortal Gary Cooper in “Meet John Doe” have all done greater work and as far as currently, Russell Crowe and the late Heath Ledger have by far some of the best talent that Hollywood has seen recently. Now we watch creeps and sleezes like Will Farrel and Ben Stein and, ugh, Adam Sandler. I have no doubt the fat black broad has never seen the light of day beyond her ‘hood, and that Asian Pee Wee Herman just sux…
these people are rediculous , the lil queer guy and the black woman , making such horrible insulting comments about “cher” and her age, they are no talent jokes in themselves. to make fun aof a person that has accomplished all she has in her life they will never be good enough to clean her shoes , how ever from the sounds of them they would probably like licking them more. get a job you desearve, comedy is NOT about humiliating someone , it is just about teasing them. you are mean disgusting and hurtful…
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