RUPAUL DECREES CARSON KRESSLEY AND ROSS MATHEWS AS NEW JUDGES FOR UPCOMING SEASON OF “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE”http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/RUPAUL-DECREES-CARSON-KRESSLEY-AND-ROSS-MATHEWS-AS-NEW-JUDGES-FOR-UPCOMING-SEASON-OF-“RUPAUL’S-DRAG-RACE”.aspxRUPAUL DECREES CARSON KRESSLEY AND ROSS MATHEWS AS NEW JUDGES FOR UPCOMING SEASON OF “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE”GP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e11/28/2015 8:00:00 AM<p>​</p><img src="file:///C:/Users/plevak/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" alt="" style="width:199px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RUPAUL DECREES CARSON KRESSLEY AND ROSS MATHEWS AS NEW JUDGES FOR UPCOMING SEASON OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE"</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>New Season Returns to Logo TV on Monday, March 2</em></strong><strong><em><sup> </sup></em></strong><strong><em>at 9 p.m. ET/PT</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Guest Judges Include: Ariana Grande, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, John Waters, Kat Dennings, Kathy Griffin, Olivia Newtown-John, Alyssa Milano,</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Jordin Sparks, Mel B and More</em></strong></p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><strong>Link to Promo: </strong><a href="http://logo.to/1CIUTs5">http://logo.to/1CIUTs5</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY</strong> – <strong>January 28, 2015</strong> – "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>" returns to Logo TV with a gaggle of queens so ingenious, a competition so unpredictable and a judges' panel so packed with talent, you'll be seeing stars! New this season, <strong>RuPaul</strong> welcomes pop culture aficionados <strong>Carson Kressley</strong> and <strong>Ross Mathews</strong> to the permanent judging panel alongside <strong>Michelle Visage</strong>. Kressley and Mathews will leave fans gagging with their rapid-fire quick wit, impeccable sense of style and signature sass. Think you know <em>this</em> race?  Honey, you have no idea. "RuPaul's Drag Race" returns with a new season on Monday, March 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Yes, Virginia, there is a gay Santa Claus!" exclaimed Executive Producer, RuPaul. "I asked for a new, wickedly funny, smart and experienced judge…and I got two! Ross and Carson are the perfect addition to the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' family because they're not just show biz experts, they're superfans and longtime lovers of the art of drag."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Oh what a thrill to be a judge on season 7 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race!'" declared Carson Kressley. "The wigs, the lashes, the gowns -- but enough about us judges -- the girls this season are so 'sickening,' it's the best season yet!"</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I have never been more qualified to do anything in my entire life," said Ross Mathews. "As quite possibly the biggest super fan of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' in the entire galaxy, I take my position as a judge very seriously and will proudly serve as a voice for my fellow super fans -- albeit, a very high-pitched voice."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities in pop culture today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or "Sashay Away." This season's celebrity guest judges include <strong>Ariana Grande</strong>, <strong>Jessica Alba</strong>, <strong>Demi Lovato</strong>, <strong>John Waters, Kathy Griffin</strong>, <strong>Olivia Newton-John</strong>, <strong>Alyssa Milano</strong>, <strong>Kat Dennings</strong>, <strong>Jordin Sparks</strong>, <strong>Mel B</strong>, <strong>Tamar Braxton</strong>, <strong>Rebecca Romijn</strong>, <strong>Santino Rice</strong>, <strong>Isaac Mizrahi</strong>, <strong>Michael Urie</strong>, <strong>Rachael Harris</strong>, <strong>Lucian Piane</strong> and <strong>Merle Ginsberg</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is out to make over the world. Kressley was most recently a "fan-favorite" on ABC's world-wide hit, "Dancing With The Stars" and recently headlined as the host of Dancing With The Stars Live in Las Vegas. In 2011, Kressley starred in "Carson-Nation," a one-hour reality show which premiered on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network. In "Carson-Nation," Carson travelled to small towns throughout the U.S., transforming lives one person at a time with his signature heart, humor and style. Previously, Kressley helmed Lifetime's critically acclaimed show "How To Look Good Naked" and earned a primetime Emmy for his role on Bravo's breakout hit series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." He can also been seen as a style contributor on ABC's "Good Morning America," "Live With Kelly and Michael!," "The Queen Latifah Show," and "The Wendy Williams Show." Kressley recently debuted his signature line of women's sportswear and accessories, "Love, Carson," which is known for its easy, instant, affordable glamour. Kressley is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including "You're Different and That's Super," a children's book promoting diversity and tolerance.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Ross Mathews has established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities, hosts and pop culture experts in the entertainment arena today. Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut, as a correspondent for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."  Following, he was a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!'s "Chelsea Lately."  Mathews was most recently seen hosting E!'s "Live From E!" and as the host of "Hello Ross," which garnered him a 2014 People's Choice Award for "Favorite New Talk Show Host."  He is currently covering the biggest award shows as part of E Network's top rated "Live from the Red Carpet" team.  Mathews also holds the title of National Bestselling Author, for his 2014 book entitled Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence (Grand Central Publishing).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for Logo.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>" and sneak preview clips, go to <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">LogoTV.com</a>.  For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RuPaulsDragRace">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page</a> or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/RuPaulsDragRace">RuPaulsDragRace</a>. Follow along with live gifs from the show on <a href="http://logotv.tumblr.com/tagged/RuPaul%27s-Drag-Race">Tumblr</a> and additional content on the show's <a href="http://www.instagram.com/RuPaulsDragRace">Instagram</a> page.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of MTV's network of brands including MTV, MTV2, <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a>, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.</p><p><strong>ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag Race"<em> </em>(Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), "#CandidlyNicole" (Vh1), "Big Freedia"<em> </em>(Fuse), "Friends to Lovers"<em> </em>(Bravo), and "Island Hunters"<em> </em>(HGTV). "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo) won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. "Big Freedia"<em> </em>(Fuse)<em> </em>won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, and "Million Dollar Listing NY" (Bravo) was a 2014 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as <em>Inside Deep Throat</em>, <em>The Eyes of Tammy Faye</em>, <em>Wishful Drinking</em>, <em>Monica in Black and White</em>, and <em>The Last Beekeeper</em>, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including <em>Becoming Chaz</em> and <em>Party Monster, </em>the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. Their most recent feature "I Am Britney Jean"<em> </em>(E!) offers an intimate look at Britney Spears' journey into residency in Las Vegas. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored <em>The World According to Wonder</em>, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at <a href="http://worldofwonder.net/">http://worldofwonder.net/</a>. Randy and Fenton will be honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 5<sup>th</sup>, 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Shumaker</p><p>212.846.7325 / <a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kyle Pleva</p><p>310.752.8352 / <a href="mailto:Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com">Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com</a></p>
2015 Programming Announcementhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/2015-Programming-Announcement.aspx2015 Programming Announcement1/10/2015 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;">​<span lang="EN" style="font-family:arial;"><strong>AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR, LOGO TV ENTERS ITS 10</strong><sup><font size="2"><strong>TH</strong></font></sup><strong> ANNIVERSARY BY UNVEILING ITS LARGEST PROGRAMMING SLATE EVER</strong><em> </em></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial;"> </span><strong style="font-family:arial;">New Lineup To Include Two Debut Scripted Series from Russell T Davies, New Seasons of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ "Secret Guide to Fabulous"</strong></p><font face="Arial"><strong style="font-family:arial;"><em> </em></strong><em style="font-family:arial;"></em><span style="font-family:arial;"> </span><strong style="font-family:arial;"><em><p align="CENTER" dir="LTR">New Documentary Division to Spotlight LGBT Stories and Pioneers</p></em><p align="CENTER" dir="LTR"> </p></strong><p align="CENTER" dir="LTR" style="text-align:left;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Pasadena, CA, January 10, 2014 – </strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Fresh off its most watched and highest rated year ever, Logo TV today unveiled its largest, most diverse programming slate to date, including three original series, two returning hits, and a newly formed documentary division. As it enters its tenth year, Logo TV is increasing original programming to strengthen its momentum as one of television’s fastest growing networks. The announcements were made today by Chris McCarthy, General Manager of MTV2 and Logo TV, at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.</span></p> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"After a<span> record breaking year of ratings and viewership, we are aiming even higher," said Chris McCarthy, GM of MTV2 and Logo TV. "From a groundbreaking partnership with the visionary Russell T Davies, to the return of the iconic RuPaul and the creation of a new documentary division, we are making Logo TV the home of today’s most innovative storytellers."</span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">The new slate and announcements include:</span></p> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Scripted Series</strong></p> <ul><li><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"Cucumber," an original series from show creator Russell T Davies of "Doctor Who" and the seminal LGBT series "Queer as Folk."</span></span></p></li><li><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"Banana," an interconnected series that follows the lives of the younger characters who appear in "Cucumber." </span></span></p></li></ul> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Reality Series</strong></p> <ul><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"Behind the Movies," which chronicles the inside nuggets and backstories of the most beloved cultural classics of all time – from "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" to "Sunset Boulevard" and "Valley of the Dolls."</span></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">A new season of the hit "RuPaul’s Drag Race."</span></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">A new season of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ "Secret Guide to Fabulous."</span></span></li></ul> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Specials</strong></p> <ul><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"Trailblazers:" From the stage where President Clinton and Adam Levine awarded the inaugural Trailblazer Award to Edie Windsor, who defeated DOMA, our new Trailblazers awards will premiere on June 28</span><sup class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><font>th</font></sup><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">.</span></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"The New Now Next Awards" – The definitive celebration of what’s about to break in pop culture will return in 2015.</span></span></li></ul> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Documentaries</strong></p> <ul><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Building on the success of its critically lauded transgender youth documentary "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," Logo TV also announced the creation of a new documentary division dedicated to profiling LGBT pioneers through the lens of visionary filmmakers.  </span></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Through the new unit, Logo TV will host the television premiere of acclaimed documentary "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine" later this year.  The film, from filmmaker Michele Josue, debuts in theaters in February.</span></span></li></ul> <dir><dir><dir><dir><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span></p></dir></dir></dir></dir> <p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Logo TV saw tremendous growth across all screens in 2014 in its most successful year to date. The network achieved its most watched and highest rated year ever and now ranks as the 8th fastest growing ad-supported network on cable.  Logo TV also grew its social media following by nearly 40%, and achieved three consecutive months of growth in visitors to its digital properties from October to December.</span></p><dir><dir><dir><dir><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"> </p></strong></dir><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </strong></dir><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </strong></dir><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </strong></dir><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" id="ms-rterangeparent-start" style="font-family:arial;"></span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </strong><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">NEW SERIES AND SPECIALS<em> </em></strong></p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em></em><em> </em><em> </em><em> </em><em> </em></strong><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em>Cucumber </em>and<em> Banana </em></strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">- </span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Premiering April 13</em></p><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </em><p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Russell T Davies, the powerhouse behind "Queer as Folk" and "Doctor Who," returns with his most ambitious series to date: "Cucumber" and "Banana." In a television first, the two dramas are interlinked; featuring parallel stories and characters exploring 21st century gay life in all its powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises through the lens of two disparate generations. The hour-long "Cucumber" will explore the lives and misadventures of Henry Best and his long-suffering boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan. The half-hour "Banana</span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">"</em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> will follow the individual lives of younger characters orbiting around Henry’s world, telling stories of modern love – the romantic, the obsessed, the hopeful, the lonely, the lost, and the lucky – in an urban Manchester, England setting.</span></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" id="ms-rterangeparent-start" style="font-family:arial;"></span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong>Behind the Movies </strong>- Premiering This Spring</p></em><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Andy Warhol once said, "It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it."  With films continuing to dominate and influence pop culture, this series dissects the filmmaking process to share never-before-told stories that shaped classics like "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Valley of the Dolls."</span></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> <strong><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR">Logo TV Documentary Division</p> </strong></em><p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">Following the success of "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," a groundbreaking documentary about transgender youth that premiered in November 2014, Logo TV has launched a documentary division to profile the stories of LGBT pioneers from some of today’s most talented new filmmakers. The specials include "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine," a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the young gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard’s, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard’s all-too-brief life.</span></p><dir><dir><dir><dir><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span></p></dir></dir></dir></dir><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR">RETURNING SERIES AND SPECIALS</p> </strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" id="ms-rterangeparent-start" style="font-family:arial;"></span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong>RuPaul’s Drag Race </strong>- Season 7 Premiering This Spring</p></em><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">The mega-hit fan favorite returns for a seventh season this spring as the fiercest queens from across the land compete in this genre-defining battle royale of drag.</span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em> </em></strong></p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em></em></strong><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em> </em></strong><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em> </em></strong><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><em> </em></strong><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"> <p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR"><strong>Secret Guide to Fabulous </strong>- Season 2 Premiering This Fall</p></em><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"></em><p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">By notching one of the network’s highest rated repeat averages in its history, "Secret Guide to Fabulous" from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions built a strong and growing fan following. This fall the guys will be back to once again turn life from the ordinary to extraordinary.  </span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><strong> </strong></em></p><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><strong> </strong></em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" id="ms-rterangeparent-start" style="font-family:arial;"></span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;"><strong> </strong><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><strong>Trailblazers </strong>- Premiering June 28</p></em><p align="LEFT" dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:arial;">From the continued march to marriage equality to the growing visibility of transgender people and issues, the LGBT community is still steadfast in its tireless dedication for rights and acceptance. Logo TV will once again honor the pioneers who have broken new ground in the quest for LGBT equality, with its now annual event, "Trailblazers," premiering on June 28 during LGBT Pride month. The one-hour special will feature celebrities, politicians, activists and trendsetters who are transforming our cultural landscape, as well as musical performances from some of today’s biggest stars.</span></p> </font>
Cucumber and Banana announcementhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/Cucumber-and-Banana-announcement.aspxCucumber and Banana announcement12/16/2014 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​LOGO TV SIGNS DEAL WITH BBC WORLDWIDE NORTH AMERICA TO CO-PRODUCE TWO NEW RUSSELL T DAVIES DRAMA SERIES CUCUMBER AND BANANA</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>The Two Dramas Mark Television's First-Ever Standalone Series' to Feature Parallel Interlinked Stories and Characters To Premiere in The United States in Early 2015</em></strong></p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p>New York, NY – December 16, 2014 – Logo TV and BBC Worldwide North America today announced a production deal for Logo TV to co-produce, with Channel 4 (UK), <em>Cucumber </em>and <em>Banana </em>– two interlinked dramas from the multi BAFTA® award-winning writer of <em>Doctor Who </em>and<em> Queer as Folk, </em>Russell T Davies. Both dramas, produced by RED Production Company are slated to premiere on Logo TV in early 2015.  </p><p> </p><p>Russell T Davies says: "It's an honour and delight to team up with Logo for these brand new dramas.  It's 16 years since I created <em>Queer As Folk</em>, which means I've had 16 years to build up new characters, new stories, and new insights into our lives.  Across both series, we explore gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories, as well as love beyond labels - this is 50 shades of gay, and beyond!"</p><p> </p><p>The two interwoven drama series will explore 21<sup>st</sup> century gay life in all its powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises through the lens of two disparate generations. The hour-long <em>Cucumber</em> will explore the lives and misadventures of Henry Best and his long-suffering boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan. The half-hour <em>Banana</em> will follow the individual lives of younger characters orbiting around Henry's world, telling stories of modern love – the romantic, the obsessed, the hopeful, the lonely, the lost, and the lucky – in an urban Manchester, England setting. </p><p> </p><p>"Whether he's reinventing <em>Doctor Who </em>for a whole new generation, or creating riveting gay and lesbian characters on the original <em>Queer as Folk</em>, Russell T Davies always pushes television forward," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV and Logo TV. "Cucumber and Banana are groundbreaking for the way they show intertwined narratives from two generations' different perspectives. Even more importantly, the shows tell hilarious, incisive and very human stories." </p><p> </p><p>"Both <em>Cucumber </em>and <em>Banana </em>are examples of the high calibre work that Russell T Davies has a proven track record of creating," said Matt Forde, EVP, Sales & Co-productions for BBC Worldwide North America. "Logo TV is the perfect network to co-produce these thought provoking, brilliantly witty and entertaining series."</p><p> </p><p><strong>Vincent Franklin</strong>, known for his work in the BBC's <em>The Thick of It</em> and <em>Twenty Twelve </em>as well as films including <em>The Bourne Identity</em> and <em>The Illusionist,</em> joins <strong>Julie Hesmondhalgh</strong> (<em>Coronation Street</em>), <strong>Freddie Fox</strong> (<em>Pride, The Three Musketeers</em>), <strong>Cyril Nri</strong> (<em>The Bill</em>) and <strong>James Murray</strong> (<em>Defiance</em>) in the cast, which<em> </em>also<em> </em>features up and coming talent including <strong>Fisayo </strong><strong>Akinade</strong> in his first major TV role, <strong>Hannah John-Kamen </strong>(<em>Killjoys</em>), <strong>Andrew Hayden-Smith</strong> (<em>Doctor Who</em>), <strong>Luke Newberry</strong> (<em>In the Flesh</em>), <strong>Letitia Wright</strong> (<em>Top Boy</em>), <strong>Georgia Henshaw</strong> (<em>Waterloo Road</em>) and comedian <strong>Bethany Black</strong> in her television debut.</p><p> </p><p><em>Cucumber </em>and <em>Banana</em> are produced by Red Production Company in association with Channel 4 and Logo TV. BBC Worldwide holds international distribution rights.  Caroline Stone, Vice President, Drama & Children's Scripted Sales & Co-productions, BBC Worldwide North America brokered the deal. <em>Cucumber </em>and <em>Banana</em> were commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4, and will premiere across the network on Channel 4, E4 and 4oD in January 2015.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About Logo TV</strong></span></p><p>Logo TV is the largest LGBT focused trendsetting entertainment brand that extends across television, digital and social. Featuring one-of-a-kind personalities and unconventional stories, Logo TV attracts a diverse audience that's interested in staying in the forefront of pop culture. Launched in 2005, Logo TV is currently in more than 52 million homes across the United States and accessible on the web via LogoTV.com, social platforms like <a href="https://www.facebook.com/logo"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LogoTV"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Twitter</span></a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/logotv"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Instagram</span></a>, as well as a newly launched three-in-video app. Logo is part of Viacom Music and Logo Group (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, VH1 and CMT.</p><p><strong>  </strong></p><p><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About BBC Worldwide North America Sales and Co-Productions</strong></span></p><p>BBC Worldwide North America Sales & Distribution is one of five core businesses operating in the U.S. under BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public service broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).  BBC Worldwide exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in programming in return for rights.  The Sales & Distribution business negotiates, sells and distributes television programs to networks and secures co-production partners in the region.</p><p>​</p>
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 Announcementhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/RuPaul's-Drag-Race-Season-7-Announcement.aspxRuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 AnnouncementGP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e112/8/2014 8:00:00 AM<p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>READY THE RUNWAY! LOGO TV ANNOUNCES SEVENTH SEASON CAST OF HIT REALITY COMPETITION SERIES "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE"</strong></p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong>LINK TO PROMO AND EMBED CODE: </strong><a href="http://logo.to/1G5GuUV">http://logo.to/1G5GuUV</a></strong> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY</strong> – <strong>December 8, 2014</strong> – RuPaul is back to storm the runway with the highly anticipated seventh season of the groundbreaking series, "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>." Logo TV revealed the eagerly awaited cast comprised of the nation's 14 drag elite tonight during the "2014 New Now Next Awards." In a nod to superfans, Logo TV also launched a social scavenger hunt earlier this week via Snapchat and Facebook that culminated in the announcement of Miss Fame and Jasmine Masters as competing queens.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This year we have some of the youngest and oldest contestants in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' herstory," said Executive Producer, RuPaul. "Study each queen closely. Do not underestimate anyone. The girls that make it to the top this season will shock you."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The new season, which will premiere in 2015, will feature the Queens competing for the crown to determine who will walk away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Along the way, they'll deliver gag-worthy and jaw-dropping moments as these talented ladies of drag join RuPaul's court of esteemed queens to compete in the pop culture phenomenon that has taken the world by its weave. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 14 queens going "wigs to the wall" for the win include<strong>: </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><ul><li>Sasha Belle<br> Iowa City, IA<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/SashaBelle3">SashaBelle3</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/sashabelley">Sashabelley</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Violet Chachki<br> Atlanta, GA<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/VioletChachki">VioletChachki</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/violetchachki">VioletChachki</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Kennedy Davenport<br> Dallas, TX<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/kennedythedoll">KennedytheDoll</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/davenportkennedy">davenportkennedy</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Mrs. Kasha Davis<br> Rochester, NY<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/KashaDavis">KashaDavis</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/mrskashadavis">MrsKashaDavis</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Tempest DuJour<br> Tucson, AZ<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/tempestdujour">TempestDujour</a> IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/tempestdujour">TempestDujour</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Miss Fame<br> New York, NY<br> TW: @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/MissFameNYC">MissFameNYC</a>, IG: @<a href="http://www.instagram.com/MissFameNYC">MissFameNYC</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Jaidynn Diore Fierce<br> Nashville, TN<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/jaidynnfierce">jaidynnfierce</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/jaidynnfierce">jaidynnfierce</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Kandy Ho'<br> Cayey, PR<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/kandy_ho">kandy_ho</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/ho_kandy">ho_kandy</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Katya<br> Boston, MA<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/welovekatya">welovekatya</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/welovekatya">welovekatya</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Jasmine Masters<br> Los Angeles, CA<br> TW: @<a href="http://twitter.com/jasminemasters">jasminemasters</a> IG: @<a href="file:///R:/Logo%20TV/Drag%20Race/S7/Releases/instagram.com/MsJasmineMasters">MsJasmineMasters</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Trixie Mattel<br> Milwaukee, WI<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/trixiemattel">trixiemattel</a> IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/trixiemattel">trixiemattel</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Max<br> Hudson, WI<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/MAXCollective">MAXCollective</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/MAXCollective">MAXCollective</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Ginger Minj<br> Orlando, FL<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/gingerminj">gingerminj</a> IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/gingerminj">gingerminj</a></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Pearl<br> Brooklyn, NY<br> TW: @<a href="https://twitter.com/pearliaison">pearliaison</a>, IG: @<a href="http://instagram.com/pearliaison">pearliaison</a></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for Logo.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>" and sneak preview clips, go to <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">LogoTV.com</a>.  For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RuPaulsDragRace">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page</a> or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/RuPaulsDragRace">RuPaulsDragRace</a>. Follow along with live gifs from the show on <a href="http://logotv.tumblr.com/tagged/RuPaul%27s-Drag-Race">Tumblr</a> and additional content on the show's <a href="http://www.instagram.com/RuPaulsDragRace">Instagram</a> page.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of MTV's network of brands including MTV, MTV2, <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a>, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.</p><p><strong>ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag Race"<em> </em>(Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), "#CandidlyNicole" (Vh1), "Big Freedia"<em> </em>(Fuse), "Life With La Toya"<em> </em>(OWN), and "Island Hunters"<em> </em>(HGTV). "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo) won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. "Big Freedia"<em> </em>(Fuse)<em> </em>won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, and "Million Dollar Listing NY" (Bravo) was a 2014 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as <em>Inside Deep Throat</em>, <em>The Eyes of Tammy Faye</em>, <em>Wishful Drinking</em>, <em>Monica in Black and White</em>, and <em>The Last Beekeeper</em>, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including <em>Becoming Chaz</em> and <em>Party Monster, </em>the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. Their most recent feature "I Am Britney Jean"<em> </em>(E!) offers an intimate look at Britney Spears' journey into residency in Las Vegas. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored <em>The World According to Wonder</em>, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at <a href="http://worldofwonder.net/">http://worldofwonder.net/</a>. Randy and Fenton will be honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 5<sup>th</sup>, 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Shumaker</p><p>212.846.7325 / <a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kyle Pleva</p><p>310.752.8352 / <a href="mailto:Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com">Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com</a></p>
SAM-SMITH,-ANSEL-ELGORT,-NATALIE-DORMER,-LOOKING,-DEAR-WHITE-PEOPLE,-GONE-GIRL-AND-HEDWIG-AND-THE-ANGRY-INCH-DOMINATEhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/SAM-SMITH,-ANSEL-ELGORT,-NATALIE-DORMER,-LOOKING,-DEAR-WHITE-PEOPLE,-GONE-GIRL-AND-HEDWIG-AND-THE-ANGRY-INCH-DOMINATE.aspxSAM-SMITH,-ANSEL-ELGORT,-NATALIE-DORMER,-LOOKING,-DEAR-WHITE-PEOPLE,-GONE-GIRL-AND-HEDWIG-AND-THE-ANGRY-INCH-DOMINATEGP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e112/3/2014 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SAM SMITH, ANSEL ELGORT, NATALIE DORMER, LOOKING, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, GONE GIRL AND HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH DOMINATE LOGO TV'S 2014 "NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS"</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Event Kicking Off Art Basel in Miami Hosted By Darren Criss and Featuring Unforgettable Performances from Jessie J, Kristin Chenoweth and Betty Who </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Premieres on Sunday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT</strong></p><p>Miami, FL – December 03, 2014 – The hottest emerging stars of film, television, music, fashion, social media and literature convened at Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach last night to kick off Art Basel in Miami at <strong>Logo TV's "2014 New Now Next Awards</strong>," the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. The event will premiere on Logo TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8pm ET/PT and MTV on Friday, December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. </p><p> </p><p>The night's big winners included <strong>Sam Smith</strong> (Best New Musician- Male), <strong>Betty Who</strong> (Best New Musician- Female), <strong>Natalie Dormer</strong> (Best New Lead Film Actress for "<strong>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</strong>"), <strong>Ansel Elgort</strong> (Best New Lead Film Actor for "<strong>The Fault in Our Stars</strong>"), "<strong>Looking" </strong>(Best New Television Series and <strong>Jonathan Groff</strong> as Best New Television Actor), <strong>Lorraine Toussaint</strong> (Best New Television Actress, "Orange is the New Black"), <strong>A Great Big World</strong> (Best New Music Group), <strong>Justin Simien</strong> (Best Motion Picture by a New Filmmaker, "<strong>Dear White People</strong>"), <strong>Gillian Flynn </strong>(Best New Screenwriter, "<strong>Gone Girl</strong>") and "<strong>Hedwig and The Angry Inch"</strong> (Best New Broadway Production- Musical).</p><p> </p><p>After almost missing his call time, actor and singer <strong>Darren Criss</strong> jumped out of bed, scrambled to the stage, all while throwing on his clothes to flawlessly host the event after being taunted by the show's narrator, <strong>Cyndi Lauper</strong>. <strong>Jessie J</strong> delivered a fiery performance of her smash hit "Burnin' Up." <strong>Kristin Chenoweth </strong>performed a stunning rendition of "Maybe This Time" from "Cabaret" and earned a standing ovation after receiving the <strong>New Now Next Forever Award </strong>from "Glee" co-star <strong>Darren Criss</strong>. Singer <strong>Betty Who </strong>made her awards show debut with a medley of her hits "Somebody Loves You" and "All of You," accompanied by synchronized swimmers from the<strong> Aqualillies</strong>. "Girl Code" star <strong>Nicole Byer</strong> left the audience roaring with laughter during her impromptu 'auditions' for "Orange is the New Black", "How to Get Away With Murder" and "American Horror Story: Freak Show," while <strong>Bianca del Rio</strong>, reigning Drag Superstar of "RuPaul's Drag Race," was named Best New Television Personality and offered her unique critique of 2014. Celebrity DJ <strong>Joe Jonas</strong> kept the turntables hot and crowd moving, while trophy boy <strong>Billy Reilich</strong>, better known as <strong>Nick the Gardener</strong>,<strong> </strong>turned the heat up even more by surprising some award winners in a speedo and also taking a few laps in the pool. </p><p> </p><p>The event featured special appearances by "<strong>Orange is the New Black</strong>" stars <strong>Danielle Brooks</strong>, <strong>Lorraine Touissant, Laverne Cox</strong> & <strong>Lea DeLaria</strong>, <strong>Nick Jonas, Charli XCX, </strong><strong>Mary Lambert</strong>, <strong>"Looking" </strong>stars <strong>Raúl Castillo & Frankie Alvarez</strong>, <strong>Nick Cannon</strong>, <strong>Tyler Glenn</strong>, <strong>A Great Big World, Fifth Harmony, Lance Bass, Perez Hilton, Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart, "Awkward's" Molly Tarlov</strong>, as well as "<strong>Faking It's" Katie Stevens </strong>and <strong>Michael J. Willett</strong>.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The winners for the "2014 New Now Next Awards" (as selected by the Logo TV audience) are as follows: </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Television:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Television Series:</em></strong></p><p>Looking</p><p><strong><em>Best New Television Actor:</em></strong></p><p>Jonathan Groff, Looking</p><p><strong><em>Best New Television Actress:</em></strong></p><p>Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black</p><p><strong><em>Best New Television Personality:</em></strong></p><p>Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul's Drag Race</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Film:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best Motion Picture By a New Filmmaker:</em></strong></p><p>Dear White People, Justin Simien</p><p><strong><em>Best New Screenwriter:</em></strong></p><p>Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl</p><p><strong><em>Best New Lead Film Actor</em></strong></p><p>Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars</p><p><strong><em>Best New Lead Film Actress</em></strong></p><p>Natalie Dormer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Music:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Musician (Male)</em></strong></p><p>Sam Smith</p><p><strong><em>Best New Musician (Female)</em></strong></p><p>Betty Who</p><p><strong><em>Best New Music Group</em></strong></p><p>A Great Big World</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Theater:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Broadway Production (Musical)</em></strong></p><p>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</p><p><strong><em>Best New Broadway Production (Play)</em></strong></p><p>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</p><p><strong><em>Best New Broadway Lead Actor</em></strong></p><p>Alexander Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</p><p><strong><em>Best New Broadway Lead Actress</em></strong></p><p>Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in The Sun</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Fashion:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Fashion Designer</em></strong></p><p>Rachel Mansur & Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Literature:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Author (Fiction) </em></strong></p><p>Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Art:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Art Exhibition </em></strong></p><p>Kara Walker, A Subtlety</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Social Influencers:</strong></span></p><p><strong><em>Best New Social Influencer (Male):</em></strong></p><p>Troye Sivan, YouTube: Troye Sivan</p><p><strong><em>Best New Social Influencer (Female):</em></strong></p><p>Brittany Furlan, Vine: Brittany Furlan</p><p> </p><p>Sponsors for the 2014 "New Now Next Awards" include Cadillac, Clear Scalp and Hair™, and Yoplait®</p><p> </p><p>Ryan Kroft, Cleve Keller and Dave Noll are the executive producers for the "2014 New Now Next Awards." Joe Buoye is Executive in Charge. Vaughn Schoonmaker is producer.</p><p> </p><p>Now in its seventh year, Logo TV's "New Now Next Awards" have earned a reputation for breaking new ground in pop culture. Lady Gaga performed live for the first time on television, the cast of Bridesmaids made their first televised appearance together and the event honored Josh Hutcherson as the next big thing long before The Hunger Games was a worldwide phenomenon.</p><p> </p><p><strong>ABOUT LOGO TV</strong></p><p>Logo TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of MTV's network of brands including MTV, MTV2, MTV.com, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p> </p><p><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p> </p><p>Kurt Patat</p><p>212.846.2528 / Kurt.Patat@mtvstaff.com</p><p> </p><p>Rich Ferraro</p><p>212.846.7596 / Richard.Ferraro@logostaff.com</p><p> </p><p>Jason Shumaker</p><p>212.846.7325 / Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</p><p>​</p>
LOGO TV MAKES TELEVISION HISTORY AS IT REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CAST OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE DURING 2014 "NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS" FROM MIAMI ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 8:00 PM ET/PThttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/RuPaul's-Drag-Race-Season-7.aspxLOGO TV MAKES TELEVISION HISTORY AS IT REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CAST OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE DURING 2014 "NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS" FROM MIAMI ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 8:00 PM ET/PTGP0|#49f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba;L0|#049f67c71-a974-42fc-9622-6d480f9f89ba|Logo;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e111/25/2014 8:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>LOGO TV MAKES TELEVISION HISTORY AS IT REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CAST OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE DURING 2014 "NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS" FROM MIAMI ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>All New "RuPaul's Drag Race: 15 Fan Favorite Queens of All Time" Countdown Show Kicks Off the Not-To-Be-Missed Night at 7:30 PM ET/PT</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, December 4, 2014 – </strong>Logo TV today announced that for the first time in network history, the new cast of queens competing on the upcoming season of mega-hit reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" will be revealed live during the 2014 "New Now Next Awards." The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 14 elite drag performers who'll comprise the seventh season cast will be lifted via a series of OMFG interstitials interspersed throughout the "New Now Next" telecast on Sunday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I've devoted my life to the art of drag. But NOTHING could have prepared me for this season's queens," warned Executive Producer, RuPaul. "They are truly twisted, sickening, and out of control."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As a lead up to the big reveal during the 2014 "New Now Next Awards," Logo TV will air "RuPaul's Drag Race: 15 Fan Favorite Queens of All Time" on Sunday, December 7 at 7:30- p.m. ET/PT.  This all-new, half-hour countdown special will unveil the fifteen favorite queens of all time as voted on by fans. Packed with the most gag-worthy clips from all six seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race," former drag racers share their thoughts on the most surprising and significant moments that made fans fall in love with these now-iconic contestants.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Additionally, starting Thursday, December 4, diehard fans can embark on a social scavenger hunt across Logo's social channels to "ruveal" a Season 7 queen ahead of the "New Now Next Awards" on the 7th. Logo will be sharing exclusive sneak peeks at the upcoming cast via Snapchat (username: LogoTV), with snaps featuring pieces of a digital code which fans will then use to unlock their first look at the exciting new cast. To piece together the clues, fans will be encouraged to screen grab and share these messages from the popular self-destructing message app on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #ruveal, all to be featured on ruveal.logotv.com, where fans will be inputting the individual clues to form a 7-digit code to claim their prize.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race" fans can keep the party going as season six winner Bianca Del Rio takes to the stage at the 2014 "New Now Next Awards," which honor the year's best new actors, artists, films, television and more. The event will include performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Jessie J and Betty Who as well as special appearances from Jennifer Hudson, Joe Jonas, Laverne Cox, Tyler Oakley, "Looking's" Raul Castillo, Fifth Harmony, and more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race: 15 Fan Favorite Queens of All Time" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for Logo.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>" and sneak preview clips, go to <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">LogoTV.com</a>.  For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RuPaulsDragRace">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page</a> or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/RuPaulsDragRace">RuPaulsDragRace</a>. Follow along with live gifs from the show on <a href="http://logotv.tumblr.com/tagged/RuPaul%27s-Drag-Race">Tumblr</a> and additional content on the show's <a href="http://www.instagram.com/RuPaulsDragRace">Instagram</a> page.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of MTV's network of brands including MTV, MTV2, <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a>, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag Race"<em> </em>(Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), "#CandidlyNicole" (Vh1), "Big Freedia"<em> </em>(Fuse), "Life With La Toya"<em> </em>(OWN), and "Island Hunters"<em> </em>(HGTV). "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo) won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. "Big Freedia"<em> </em>(Fuse)<em> </em>won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, and "Million Dollar Listing NY" (Bravo) was a 2014 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as <em>Inside Deep Throat</em>, <em>The Eyes of Tammy Faye</em>, <em>Wishful Drinking</em>, <em>Monica in Black and White</em>, and <em>The Last Beekeeper</em>, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including <em>Becoming Chaz</em> and <em>Party Monster, </em>the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. Their most recent feature "I Am Britney Jean"<em> </em>(E!) offers an intimate look at Britney Spears' journey into residency in Las Vegas. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored <em>The World According to Wonder</em>, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at <a href="http://worldofwonder.net/">http://worldofwonder.net/</a>. Randy and Fenton will be honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Shumaker</p><p>212.846.7325 / <a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kyle Pleva</p><p>310.752.8352 / <a href="mailto:Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com">Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com</a></p>

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