A new reality series that follows the
lives and scores of a gay men's basketball team is set to debut in
the fall on cable channel Logo.
The show, tentatively titled Shirts
& Skins, will follow the true-to-life story of San
Francisco's International Gay Games gold medal winning basketball
team the Rock Dogs.
The show joins the team in 2007. After
a huge win, the team finds itself in disarray. Coaches and players
will need to work together as a family if they have any chance of
defending their title.
Shirts & Skins debuts on
cable channel Logo this fall.
And a programming reminder, Del Shores'
new series based on his 2001 cult hit film Sordid Lives
premieres on cable channel Logo Wednesday. Here's what we said about
the show when it was first announced.
the outrageous story of the Ingram family – Texas white trash –
as they shatter Southern notions of family and unconditional love.
Ingram, her chain-smoking sister Sissy and daughters, Latrelle and
LaVonda, are living in Winters, Texas. Latrelle is the good
daughter, while LaVonda is the wild child. Peggy's son, “Brother
Boy,” who has lived his life dressed-up as Tammy Wynette, is locked
up in a mental institution where he “recovers”from a bad case of
“homosexualism” and a touch of transvestitism.
Latrelle's son Ty
is an actor living in Los Angeles where he is struggling to come out
to his Republican Southern Baptist family.
Del Shores has written twelve episodes for the first season and will
executive produce the series. The series is set as a prequel to the
movie – before the death of matriarch Peggy Ingram.
producer Stan Brooks told Variety,
“It's Steel Magnolias
from the wickedest gay perspective.”
Sordid Lives: The Series
features an all-star cast including Grammy Award winner Olivia
reprising her role as town bar singer Bitsy Mae Harling and Emmy
Award winner Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace)
as “Brother Boy.” Rue McClanahan (Golden Girls)
will star as matriarch Peggy Ingram.
First season guest
star cameos include Margaret Cho, Candis Cayne, and Carson Kressley
as Ty's therapists.
Sordid Lives: The Series is
an all-star cast of eccentric
characters in a story of unconditional love. Premiering July 23rd
on cable channel Logo.