Logo to visit “Fire Island,” orders more “Drag Race”

The Viacom-owned network has greenlit a docuseries set in Fire Island Pines and renewed reality competition RuPaul's Drag Race for a ninth season.
July 20, 2016

Logo is taking a trip to Fire Island Pines.

The Viacom-owned cable net has ordered Fire Island, a docuseries from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions that is set in the gay holiday Mecca outside New York City.

The show, which follows a group of young professionals who leave the city to unwind in the seaside retreat, is “a love letter to the Pines,” the network said in a statement. It will premiere in 2017.

Ripa and Consuelos are exec producing along with Albert Bianchini and Lenid Rolov as well as Logo’s Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola.

Meanwhile, the network has also renewed its flagship reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race for a ninth season.

The World of Wonder-produced series has long been a critical and cult favorite and scored an Emmy nomination this year for RuPaul (pictured) in the outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program category.

Season nine will be preceded by RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race, which premieres on Logo on August 25.

Last week, the LGBT-focused net greenlit the Lance Bass-hosted reality dating competition Finding Prince Charming from Brian Graden Media.

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