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Gay Pride: Logo Channel Debuts Today

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Move over Spike and Lifetime, there’s a new playah in town. Meet Logo — the latest venture of MTV Networks that caters to a primarily gay audience. The new ad-supported, basic cable channel makes its debut later today in about 10 million homes and, according to Logo’s website, will feature: “…more than 200 lesbian and gay films, an ongoing documentary series, newscasts tailored for a gay and lesbian audience and quality original shows and specials.”

Two of the channel’s upcoming original programs include “Noah’s Arc” (a comedy series about four gay African-American guys living in LA) and “Surfer Girls” about a bunch of doctors, realtors and lawyers who love to surf, and who just happen to be lesbians. Later next month, the channel will provide the first-ever TV coverage for the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards.