Logo readies RuPaul’s “Gay for Play”

Viacom-owned network Logo TV has greenlit the superstar-focused pop culture trivia series Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul.
January 21, 2016

Viacom-owned network Logo TV has greenlit the superstar-focused  pop culture trivia series Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul.

Presented by RuPaul’s Drag Race host RuPaul (pictured), the 30-minute World of Wonder Productions-made game show will feature two contestants receiving assistance from a panel of six celebrities to answer pop culture-related questions for cash and various prizes. The series is slated to premiere in the spring of 2016.

For World of Wonder, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serve as executive producers on the series. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola act as executive producers for Logo.

Elsewhere, the network has revealed its renewal slate, including another round of flagship series RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Returning for its eighth season, the elimination competition series will feature a host of new drag queens competing in mini and main competitions in front of a panel of esteemed judges for the chance to win the title of Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize. This season’s drag queens will be revealed during Logo’s New Now Next Honors on February 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race, meanwhile, has been commissioned for its sophomore season with an air date set for later this year. Featuring the format’s most popular returning drag queen contestants, the All Stars will vie for the title that’s previously eluded them: America’s Next Drag Superstar.

RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race are both produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as executive producers.

Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are to exec produce the programs for Logo.

The third season of the Michael Urie-fronted Cocktails & Classics, meanwhile, has been ordered for 2016, with a date to be announced. The season will feature host Urie and his industry insider friends as they provide their take on classic films and shed light on behind-the-scenes gossip.

Cocktails & Classics is exec produced by Urie and Ryan Kroft for Logo, with Joe Buoye serving as executive in charge of production, and Vaughn Schoonmaker as series producer.

“After reaching 10 consecutive quarters of year-over-year ratings growth, Logo is continuing on its track as one of the fastest growing cable networks,” said Post, senior VP of original programming for Logo, in a statement. “From fresh comedic voices, to the phenomenal RuPaul and a new partnership with GLAAD, Logo will build on its momentum with a diverse slate of quality series and specials that keep audiences enthralled.”

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