Here! TV unveils a schedule of films, specials and series…
here! TV, which touts itself as “America’s premium gay television network” (I wonder how LOGO feels about that!) has announced 40 hours of original programming for Spring The sexiest news – and we all know that’s what we care about most – is the TV premiere on April 18 of the fab film “Shelter.” Set against the San Pedro surfing scene, the film focuses on the coming out of a young man (Trevor Wright), and the budding relationship with his best friendâ€™s older brother played by Brad Rowe of “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” fame. I’m really excited about seeing “Kiss Me Deadly” starring Robert Gant and Shannen Doherty (I’m excited about Gant…Shannen just seems so crazy, ya know?). Anyway, here is the rundown:
MARCH 7: “11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration” – Hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and honoring programming excellence and commitment to HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention. Some of the shows being honored include TLCâ€™s “Ashley Judd & YouthAIDS,” “Girl, Positive” from Lifetime, HBOâ€™s “Life Support,” and Showtimeâ€™s “3 Needles.” Featured presenters include Judith Light, Bruce Vilanch, Jasmine Guy, and Dee Wallace, among others.
March 14: “The Ben and Dave Show” (Series Premiere) – A funny and irreverent topical talk show that dishes on topics from posting personal ads on Craigslist to the mystery of Ann Coulter.
March 21: “Cover Guy” (Network Premiere). A reality competition in which men from all over the country vie for a chance to win cash, modeling contracts, and of course, the coveted spot on the cover of various gay men’s magazines
March 28: “Sexplorations” (Season Premiere), the hit series returns with weekly profiles of the worldâ€™s most unique and exotic sexual beings.
March 28: “Jason Stuart::Making It in the Middle” (World Premiere) – From actor-comedian Jason Stuart comes a docu-style look at is comedy tour through the middle of the country April 11: “Paradise Falls” (Season Premiere) – An adult soap opera (in the spirit of “Desperate Housewives” says the network) now in its 3rd season. The show focuses on the lives and relationships of 10 principal characters in a small coastal town.
April 11: “Looking for Cheyenne,” a French filmmaker ValÃ©rie Minettoâ€™s touching lesbian romance which the LA Times recently called â€œa highly venturesome and effective film.â€
May 2: “Kiss Me Deadly” (World Premiere) – Stars Robert Gant (Queer as Folk) and Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills, 90210), the first of three featuring a gay action hero (
May 9: “House of Usher” (World Premiere) – Based on the legendary Edgar Allan Poe tale, this is a gothic horror film with a twist, brought to the screen by cult filmmaker David DeCoteau.
May 30: “Ninaâ€™s Heavenly Delights” (Network Premiere)- A lesbian comedy from Indian award-winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (the Frameline Award at the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) that combines Scottish humor with Bollywood spectacle