LOGO TO PREMIERE
AFTERELLEN.COM PRESENTS THE L WORD
AfterEllen.com to present first five
seasons of hit Showtime series on Logo starting June 26, 2008.
NEW YORK, NY –
June 10, 2008 - Logo, a division of
Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced
the leading website for
will present the network television premiere of the groundbreaking
Showtime lesbian-drama as AfterEllen.com Presents The L Word on
June 26, 2008 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. AfterEllen.com Presents The L Word
will be sponsored by Olivia and Subaru.
As each episode full of lust, love and laughter
premieres on Logo, AfterEllen.com will offer commentary and show recaps
headlined by the famous lesbian video blog
We’re Getting Nowhere. Jill Bennett, Karman Kregloe, and Dara
Nai will be airing new video blog episodes each week highlighting the
best and worst moments of the The L Word that would entertain any
true fan of the popular lesbian-drama series. Logo will also air
comments from Afterellen.com members related to that particular episode
and quotes from interviews with the cast of The L Word to only
enhance the viewing experience.
AfterEllen.com is part of Logo’s federation of websites that is the
number one online source for LGBT entertainment.
The show joins Logo’s commitment to airing the
greatest collection of LGBT programming and films including
Queer As Folk,
Angels in America,
as well as a bedrock of original scripted series and shows including
Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All
The Big Gay Sketch Show,
CBS News on Logo,
Sordid Lives: The Series,
Exes & Ohs,
which was recently green lit for a second season, and reality series
which recently debuted its series premiere on June 9 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Katherine Moennig,
Pam Grier, Erin Daniels, Rachel Shelley, Sarah Shahi, Dallas Roberts and
Daniela Sea, The L Word is an entertaining exploration of the
lesbian experience through the eyes of a small group of friends living
in Los Angeles. The show also addresses a number of serious issues
that affect the lesbian community, including breast cancer, adoption
issues, domestic violence and challenges for gay families.
Logo is the ad-supported network targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) viewers, launched by MTV Networks. The network
launched June 30, 2005 with more than one thousand hours of content and
has approximately 30 million subscribers across the United States. Logo
provides LGBT audiences with a place where they can see themselves
through a mix of original and acquired entertainment programming that is
authentic, smart and inclusive. Logo joins Viacom’s roster of popular
and highly targeted cable networks which include MTV, Comedy Central,
BET, and Spike TV.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA,
VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and
content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 120
channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television
programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU,
NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT,
NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL, and THE DIGITAL SUITE
FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these
networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its
audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more
than 100 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband,
wireless, and interactive television services can be seen worldwide.