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Logo Greenlights Two New Series Including RuPaul Game Show, Following Year-Over-Year Growth (Exclusive)

Logo is boosting its relationship with RuPaul, ordering a new game show hosted by the drag queen, Variety has learned exclusively. The Viacom-owned cable net also greenlit another new series, “Gay Skit Happens,” and renewed “Cocktails & Classic” for Season 3.

The slew of news is a sign of upward momentum in 2016 for Logo, after the cabler’s highest-rated year in the net’s 10-year history.

Though it remains among the lower-rated networks overall, Logo is the only cable network in the 18-49 demo to post 10 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. Across its digital properties, Logo posted a 227% increase in reach and the network’s website is currently the second most visited Lgbt site.

This year, Logo is eyeing its biggest year ever with programming such as the eighth season of its highest-rated show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” paired with new RuPaul-hosted series “Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul,” plus a
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How Female Comedians Use Facebook Groups to Fight Sexual Assault and Harassment in the L.A. Comedy Community

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How Female Comedians Use Facebook Groups to Fight Sexual Assault and Harassment in the L.A. Comedy Community
When comedians Beth Stelling and Courtney Pauroso came together to share their stories of sexual and physical abuse from another member of the L.A. comedy scene, they were part of a growing sisterhood: As BuzzFeed's Katie J.M. Baker reports, female comedians all over the scene have increasingly turned to private Facebook groups as a way to tell stories of — and sometimes expose — male abusers in their midst. Like much of the entertainment business, the comedy world in Los Angeles is dominated by men, and many women say the usual pressure for women to stay quiet about mistreatment from male teachers and collaborators is intensified by the improv philosophy "yes, and" — the need to be game, up for anything. And the comedy industry's tremendous growth over the last half-decade, paired with the blurring of the lines between fan, participant, and instructor, means that L.A.'s comedy theaters have
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Verizon’s Go90 Service Orders ‘FailFive’ FailArmy-Based Series From Jukin Media

FailArmy is ready to release a new clip series aimed at making mobile viewers laugh and wince at the same time. The comedy brand owned by video licensing company Jukin Media will launch the series FailFive on Verizon’s mobile-first, free go90 video service.

Each of FailFive’s 50 three-minute episodes will consist of five user-generated videos surrounding a specific theme and complemented with what a release calls “meme-style graphics.” Chris Powers and Courtney Pauroso, stars of FailArmy’s current Top Fails Breakdown, will host the new go90 mobile series. Jukin’s FailArmy will release a new episode of FailFive every week on go90, where it will be available exclusively for 48 hours before launching on the FailArmy Facebook page. go90 will also run FailArmy’s regular content slate alongside FailFive.

"FailFive is a new hosted format that we have been developing off of our hugely successful FailArmy brand," said Cameron Saless,
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