Logo, the cable network catering to gay and lesbian viewers, unveiled Wednesday a series-development slate that includes a sitcom featuring a gay ghost and a drama about homosexual men and women serving in the military.
Also on tap are a comedy prequel to the play and 2000 cult film Sordid Lives and a reality show that gives lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) participants an opportunity to confront friends and loved ones who have disowned them because of their sexuality.
"We're excited to be in business with such amazing storytellers and artists and share their enthusiasm for telling gay stories authentically," said Brian Graden, president of parent company MTV Networks Music Group Entertainment.
Logo executive Eileen Opatut added that the projects "represent Logo's commitment to investing in high-quality series."
In addition, each production will include content for online ...Read more
Actress Lucy Lawless, the star of the cult favorite
Xena: Warrior Princess, had to flee
the path of Hurricane Katrina when it
threatened the set of her upcoming television
movie, Vampire Bats, which was filming
in New Orleans. As Katrina advanced on the
state of Louisiana, the governor ordered
the entire city of New Orleans evacuated.
As more than 1 million people began clogging the streets to evacuate the city, the roads became gridlocked. Lawless told Entertainment Tonight, "The traffic was going one mile per hour sometimes." Fortunately, Lawless and crew made it safely away from the storm.
Recently, New Orleans has been courting Hollywood with tax incentives and new soundstages in the hopes of becoming a destination for film crews. Also evacuated from the city was Hilary Swank, in town shooting the horror movie The Reaping, from Die Hard producer Joel Silver.
Donate to the American Red Cross's ...Read more
Lucy Lawless, also known as Xena: Warrior Princess, has been tapped for one of the leads in ABC's drama pilot Football Wives.
Her character, who's married to a professional football player, is sexy but not as sophisticated as she thinks.
Lawless recently appeared on the Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.
David Kemper is back in a big way.
The creator of Sci Fi Channel's Farscape--which ran four seasons on the network and was its highest-rated show at the time--has a deal with the network to create five new TV movies. Kemper also has a new series that is drawing interest from cable channels.
Kemper's first two films from the deal are the horror films Heat Stroke and Tyrannosaurus Azteca. They will air sometime next year, most likely in the network's Saturday Movie slot.
The new series in development by Kemper is being described as a postapocalyptic action series in the vein of Xena, The Warrior Princess. The series is based on a comic book.
Rigel Entertainment is coproducing the TV movies and producing the new series. Rigel president David Macaione says that three cable nets are interested in the ...Read more
One of the most highly anticipated television DVD releases is finally here! Well, sort of. What's being sold exclusively through Best Buy beginning July 26 is the UK version of the boxed set. The main difference between these episodes and what we've seen on the Sci-Fi Channel is that the episodes here feature a different opening than those in the US, as these are the versions that have been shown on SkyOne in the UK. This set has been previously available in the UK, but it has now been formatted so that it's compatible with DVD players in North America. The four discs here contain all 13 episodes as well as deleted scenes.
The remake of Battlestar Galactica has been better than anyone had any reason to believe it would be. First of all, the actors and actresses are fantastic ...Read more
DEVELOPMENT: The series is a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena first appeared in 3 Hercules episodes during the shows first season, "The Warrior Princess", "The Gauntlet" and "Unchained Heart", sometimes labled "The Xena Trilogy". In the first episode, Xena is an outlaw, but in the third, she joins Hercules to defeat Darphus, who had taken her army. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based around her adventures.subsequently revealed in flashback episodes.
SERIES OVERVIEW: Xena, the warrior princess is bent on overcoming her dark and hateful past. She must save innocents to redeem herself, in the eyes of the world and to herself. She is aided along the way by best friend Gabrielle, a struggling bard who later turns warrior herself. Xena: Warrior Princess was a sometimes serious, often campy and an occasionally emotional rollercoaster ride of an action series.
In addition to Xena and Gabrielle, the show also features a wide range of important recurring characters, including adversaries Ares (Kevin Tod Smith), Alti (Claire Stansfield) and Callisto (Hudson Leick), and trusted friends Salmoneus (Robert Trebor), Virgil (William Gregory Lee), Amarice (Jennifer Sky), Autolycus (Bruce Campbell), Eli (Tim Omundson) and Joxer (Ted Raimi).
THEME: The voiceover during the theme is as follows: In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...A land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power...the passion...the danger...Her courage will change the world.
FILMING LOCATION: Xena: Warrior Princess was filmed on location in and around Auckland, New Zealand.
SERIES ORIGIN: Spinoff from the series: Hercules, the Legendary Journeys.
ANIMATED FILM: Xena and Hercules can also be seen in the animated film: Hercules & Xena: The Battle For Mount Olympus.