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!