Here TV, America’s only gay TV network, today announced an exciting slate of new and returning programs debuting during the 2013 Pride Season. This summer Here TV is happy to announce the return of She’s Living for This for a second season as well as a special pride celebration episode of fan-favorite, Just Josh. In addition, Here TV has the television premiere of the feature film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads as well as the network premiere of the new series The Gayest Show Ever and the comedy special Half-Share.
“We have put together a very exciting line up of shows specifically for Pride Month, from a brand-new season of She's Living for This to an historic look at the origins of gay pride. It runs the gamut and represents wonderful diversity of who we are,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
Upcoming Pride premieres from Here TV include:
She’s Living for This: Season 2 (May 31)
Sherry Vine brings back her fun-filled variety show for a whole new season. This season Sherry and company welcome the most celebrated queer comedy acts, musical performers, and other entertainers on the scene. Plus, even more original sketches will have Sherry’s loyal fans coming back for more. Season 2’s special guests include Debbie Harry, Sharon Needles, Willem, Michael Musto, Pam Ann, Johnny McGovern, Jackie Beat, the Lady Bunny, Pandora Boxx, and, of course, Season 1’s breakout star, Busted.
Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads (June 7)
This feature film was directed by Michael Shiralli and stars Jeffery Roberson as Varla Jean Merman. After years of performing in dive bars and bathhouses around New Orleans, semicelebrity and loose chanteuse Varla Jean Merman is watching her audience get older by the minute. In a last-ditch effort to prop up her sagging career, Varla decides to go after a younger crowd—kids.
The Gayest Show Ever (June 7)
The Gayest Show Ever takes a smart, sexy, and hilarious bite out of global gay culture. Designed for straights and gays alike, the half-hour show is led by a lively host and features field interviews with guest reporters. The show blends a documentary sensibility with cheeky humor. With political controversies, one-of-a-kind personalities and bizarre community rituals, the show paints a portrait of gay life like you’ve never seen before.
Half-Share (June 7)
From directors Sean Hanley and Jesse Archer, Half-Share features Alec Mapa, Jack Plotnick, and Sam Pancake. Fresh out of a long-term relationship, Mac (Kyle Spidle) leaves Oregon for a summer on Fire Island and must decide if he can handle his eccentric new housemates on the mythical Island of Misfit Boys.
Just Josh: Special Pride Episode (June 21)
This special pride episode of Just Josh includes host Josh Rosenzweig interviewing people who were at the Stonewall Inn during the 1969 police raid, Kinky Boots star Billy Porter, and Heritage of Pride’s Chris Frederick, who gives a rundown on all the events of Pride week as well as a tour of the West Village.
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