This summer, LOGO promotes their god-awful second season of The A-List New York. And while some people are excited to see this reality show, it hit me... Wasn't this supposed to be a groundbreaking network?
In 2005 I remember marching in NYC Pride and I saw LOGO's crew promoting the upcoming channel. I was so excited and hopeful for our first network showcasing the LGBT community. I was thinking of all the TV series, movies, and personalities we could possibility see.
Now fast forward to six years later and, well - let's just say, I'm not really pleased.
However, I still have hope for the network. I think they can still turn it around and become a great LGBT channel. There is so much potential for the producers, writers, and directors to take LOGO to the next level. So to be a good gay with situations, I will offer my suggestions on how this network could be "must-see" TV.
- 1. Bring back the news segments: It would be great if they had a Rachel Maddow, Tavis Smiley or even a gay Glenn Beck hosting news sections. Something that will inform our community about politics, health and living.
- 2. Produce scripted shows: With many networks creating exciting and fascinating television, why can't LOGO do the same? Or why can't Viacom give them the push and financial backing they need? As one of the two LGBT networks, LOGO should provide quality TV that presents strong representation of our community.
- 3. Develop a serious television talk show: Something like The View or Oprah. The host or hosts should come from different backgrounds and represent different viewpoints.
- 4. Stop Relying on British TV: Stop broadcasting their TV leftovers. Instead, create new innovated television shows.
- 5. Get better reality shows: Ones that highlight the everyday gays and positive LGBT accomplishments.
- 6. Ditch The A-List: And don't develop any new one, of any kind.
- 7. Get an Awards Show: One that honors actual gay people and their contributions to the cause!
- 8. Host special election town hall events: The 2012 elections are coming up, and it would be nice to have our own town hall discussions with presidential candidates.
- 9. Make a Gay Unplugged series: One that features up and coming LGBT musicians
- 10. Implement TV movies: Ones made by LGBT writers, producers and directors.
If y'all have anything to add please do so in the comments.