Gay channel Logo commits to more cartoons

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Logo, the MTV Networks network that targets lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender viewers, has beefed up its animation slate.

The network said Thursday that it has renewed “Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World” for a second season and given the green light to a pilot from the Jim Henson Co. as well as a shortform series.

Logo plans to air eight episodes of “Rick & Steve” in summer 2008. Meanwhile, Henson’s “Tinseltown” and shortform series “Small Talk” will air as part of Logo’s “Alien Boot Camp,” the programming block for gay animation, comic and sci-fi enthusiasts that airs at 10 p.m. Fridays.

“Tinseltown,” which airs Friday, is a 12-minute pilot about a celebrity has-been pig and his manager and life partner. “Small Talk” is about two gay male friends who take witty aim at gay life from the steam room to rehab.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter