Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman's coming out gay reality series was a no-show in December, but A&E promises the show has not be scrapped.

According to the Globe, the series, appropriately titled Coming Out and under development since July, was to premiere in December.

Bragman is the man behind the celebrity self-outings of entertainer Chaz Bono, country music star Chely Wright and actress Meredith Baxter.

Bragman said that finding stars to come out gay on a reality series has been difficult.

“It is a difficult series to cast and produce, but celebrities have been approaching me,” he said.

“The idea is people tune in each week to find out who is coming out – and the response will be either 'Duh!' or 'Wow!' We will have 'Wows!'”

“But it is not about how big the celebrity is,” he added. “It's really about the storytelling. I'll never force somebody out.”

A&E executives, though, have assured gay male entertainment website AfterElton.com that the show is still a go.

“The show is not developing as quickly as anticipated,” Brent Hartinger wrote at his blog Ask the Flying Monkey, “but I'm told it is still in the works, although the network was tight-lipped about any other details – like whether or not they've had a hard time finding celebrities to come out.”

Bragman, who's openly gay and married to Chuck O'Donnell in California, runs the Los Angeles-based PR firm Fifteen Minutes.