January 9, 2008 / 9:30 AM / 10 years ago

Gay channel Logo steps into "Sordid" realm

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The gay-themed Logo cable channel said Tuesday it has started production on “Sordid Lives: The Series,” a scripted satire about a dysfunctional Texan family.

The project, slated for a fall premiere on the MTV Networks outlet, is based on Del Shores’ 1996 play and 2000 film. Shores (“Queer as Folk,” “Dharma & Greg”) wrote and will direct all 12 half-hour episodes.

Most of the film and stage cast are reprising their roles in the series, including Olivia Newton-John, who will perform five new songs, and Beth Grant, who plays the drug-addled matriarch who struggles to cope with the problems of assorted family members

In addition, Leslie Jordan is set to guest star in several episodes, reprising his role as an institutionalized brother who channels Tammy Wynette (played by Wynette’s daughter Georgette Jones).

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