Tune in, turn on, eat chips: will and Grace are in rerun heaven while the desperate housewives have a few months off. But there's no shortage of queer TV offerings for when the summer heat drives you indoors.
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List The ex--Suddenly Susan star's unscripted new adventures include attending a gay prom and (gulp!) touring the red states. (Tuesdays)
Queer Eye Vegas The Fab 5 try their luck in Sin City as they continue to make over the unkempt and culturally challenged, one slob at a time. (Tuesdays)
Million Dollar Listing A six-episode original series chronicling the high-stakes, cutthroat real estate world in Los Angeles. Watch agents--including a gay one--do just about anything to close. Premieres August 29)
Project Runway Fifteen designers compete for the opportunity to have his or her own show during New York Fashion Week when the fashion-based reality series returns for its third season. (Season begins July 12)
Big Brother 7: All-Stars Imagine Marcellas, Ivette, and evil Dr. Will all under the same roof. Fans can vote on a dream team of BB schemers at CBS.com through June 28. (Premieres July 6)
Dog Bites Man Dysfunctional newscasters at fictional station KHBX in Spokane, Wash., take on assignments like "Undercover Homosexual" as they interact with real people. (Wednesdays)
Reno 911! Lt. Jim Dangle and his shorty-shorts are back for another season of patrolling the streets of Reno, Nev. Guests include Carrot Top, Paul Reubens, and Paul Rudd. (Season begins July 9)
An Evening With Paul Lynde Michael Airington performs a tribute to Bewitched's Uncle Arthur, capturing glimpses into Lynde's personal and professional life with entertaining music and outrageous comedy. (August)
Shock to the System Chad Allen reprises his role as a gay detective, who infiltrates an "ex-gay" therapy group after his newest client winds up dead. "It's a great honor to be playing Donald Strachey again," says Allen. "Here TV has given me the chance to explore a world that I have been fascinated with since childhood." The cast includes Morgan Fairchild as well as Sebastian Spence (Dawson's Creek) as Donald's lover, Timmy. (August)
Lovespring International Eric McCormack executive-produces this improvisational comedy series about a dating service marketed to customers as an "elite Beverly Hills" company--despite its location in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley. "I've always wanted power--absolute power that [Will & Grace executive producer-director] Jim Burrows wouldn't let me have," quips McCormack. The cast features the hilarious (and out) Jane Lynch, Jack Plotnick, and Sam Pancake, and Advocate contributor Dennis Hensley is one of the show's writers. As a bonus, Sean Hayes guest-stars as a man who ate his wife after their plane crashed. (Tuesdays)
Can't Get a Date Dating-challenged participants examine their flaws and strengths as they seek happiness. (Wednesdays)
CBS News on Logo: Profiles in Pride Jason Bellini hosts this original half-hour special, which highlights gay pride celebrations from the four corners of the United States. (Premieres June 30)
Coming Out Stories Individuals come out to varying degrees of support and affirmation from loved ones. (Season begins July 3)
Gender Rebel This original documentary focuses on gender-queer people who define themselves as neither male nor female but instead embrace gender fluidity. (Premieres August 19)
Noah's Arc Noah, Alex, Ricky and Chance are back for more living and loving in Los Angeles. Watch for new relationships and career changes in season 2 [see page 40]. (Season begins August 9)
U.S. of Ant Comedian-host Ant travels across America in search of queer life. He partners with a lesbian bounty hunter, attends a Torch Song Trilogy performance, and more. (Mondays)
A joint venture of Bravo and PlanetOut (parent company of The Advocate), OUTzoneTV.com is the first broadband channel to exclusively target LGBT online viewers.
Fashion Video Watch video segments from the Men's Bikini Open as well as the spring 2006 fashion collections of Lacoste, Keanan Duffy, John Bartlett, Trovata, and Karl Lagerfeld. In-depth profiles of male models are featured in The Models: The Men.
My Husband Is Gay The U.S. premiere of the U.K. documentary about five husbands who finally reveal the truth about their sexuality to their spouses.
Queer Eye Bonus, online-only material from the Bravo series.
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Watch for Dickinson's infamous "model" behavior when she starts up her own modeling business in this reality series. The original supermodel and her entourage take a break by hitting the White Party in Palm Springs, Calif., and shell examine eating disorders among her beauties. "It's really tragic," says Dickinson, a former bulimic. "So we're going to keep an eye on that." (Tuesdays)
Sci Fi Channel
The Amazing Screw-On Head Created by Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls) from the comic book by Mike Mignola (Hellboy), this animated series features the voice of Paul Giamatti as a secret agent who screws his head onto different bodies. The top-notch voice cast also includes David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, and Patton Oswalt. (Special airs in July; season begins in August)
TransGeneration Reunion This 30-minute special catches up with the students (Raci, Gabbie, T.J., and Lucas) profiled in TransGeneration a year after filming of the original program was completed. (Premieres August 28)
The Hill This original series peers into the lives of the staff of Democratic Florida U.S. congressman Robert Wexler, including his chief of staff Eric Johnson, a gay ex-Republican. (Premieres August 23)
Maloney is a contributing editor at Soaps in Depth magazine.
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|Title Annotation:||Big Brother 7: All-Stars Imagine Marcellas, Million Dollar Listing, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Date:||Jul 4, 2006|
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