Pivot, the upcoming network from entrepreneur-philanthropist Jeff Skoll, will launch next month with two gay-inclusive shows in its schedule.

The television network aimed at 15-to-24-year-olds who want to change the world, dubbed by Pivot as “passionate millennials,” launches on August 1 and is expected to be initially available in more than 40 million homes.

The Pivot original scripted comedy series Please Like Me stars Australian comedian Josh Thomas. In the show's first 5 minutes, Josh's girlfriend Claire (played by Caitlin Stasey) breaks up with him over fears he might be gay, an allegation John denies. But before the pilot is over, John is introduced to a decidedly odd but very attractive man, Geoffrey (Wade Briggs). Please Like Me premieres on Thursday, August 1 at 8PM.

A second original series comes from the creative team behind the Peabody Award-winning series Brick City. Jersey Strong is a Newark-based docu-soap which chronicles the lives of two families, one of which is headed by a same-sex couple. Law professionals Brooke and Maggie are busy raising two college-aged kids. Their struggles are juxtaposed with those of former Bloods and Crips gang members Jayda and Creep, who are also raising two kids. Jersey Strong premieres on Saturday, September 14 at 10:30PM.

Series acquired by Pivot include Friday Night Lights, Farscape and Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Pivot is being described as the first television network to be available through traditional pay-television bundling and as a stand-alone service. The Pivot app will allow subscribers to watch live or on-demand programs.