Monday, January 16, 2006

Rosie to Launch Queer Comedy Show

(Link) Not satisified with her cruise line empire, Rosie O'Donnell is kicking off a new sketch comedy series for Logo tv.

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JIC Post:
By Kimberly Speight
Hollywood Reporter

MTV Networks' gay-oriented Logo channel said Monday it partnered with Rosie O'Donnell to develop a sketch-comedy series.

The tentatively titled "Simply Sketch," which will feature a cast of up-and-comers, will be filmed in front of a studio audience with taped segments of musical numbers as well as commercial and movie parodies incorporating political satire.

Logo -- which targets lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender viewers -- also said that episodes will feature guest appearances by celebrities and "friends of the LGBT community." The show is slated to premiere later this year.

O'Donnell, who will serve as an executive producer, called the show "fresh and hilariously creative."

O'Donnell and the show's originators, Dan MacDonald and Joe Del Hierro, plan to collaborate with writers and producers from "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," which aired from 1996-2002 in syndication.

Logo, which launched June 30, is available in more than 19 million U.S. homes.