Mar 10, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
icefan saidLast time I noticed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer followed by more Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jay1922 saidDrag queens and pregnant teens?
italguynj saidLarkin is correct. I worked for Viacom (MTV Networks) from 1999-2011 and one of my clients was Logo. They started off being the "non-sterotypical" channel for gay people. They aired many docs, gay films, series that showed all aspects of LGBT people but it was not getting enough buzz (outside of Noah's Arc). Thus they had to move to shows and aspects of gay culture that people knew (Buffy, RuPaul's Drag Race) and their number grew. However the grew because more women come to the network. It's basic math. LGBT people are only a small faction of the country so you have to pull in a larger demo and women were easier to get than straight guys. Bravo learned that lesson from the start. Now they only really have Drag Race to rely on. Because of that, they acquired bigger but older shows (Goldens Girls & Will & Grace coming later in 2013). It was not easy working for a small funded network and with a audience that admit it or not is super critical about everything. Additionally, gay people come in all different shapes and sizes. Each one has their own vision of what they want to entertain them. It's too diverse and fractured of an audience to program too sometimes.
BIG_N_TALL saidJay1922 saidDrag queens and pregnant teens?
It's sad really. They used to have interesting programming. I really miss the CBS news segment on LOGO. I also miss the 'short films,' "Bump!," and the "Big Gay Sketch Show."
italguynj said Now the question is do we "need a gay channel" in 2013?
TheBizMan saiditalguynj said Now the question is do we "need a gay channel" in 2013?
Absolutely not. It's some of the worst television out there.