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Logo orders three new shows

Logo orders three new shows
Johnny Weir of the United States skates his free program in the men's figure skating competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada on February 18, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey | License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Logo says it has ordered three new original series for its 2011 slate of programs.

In addition to green-lighting two workplace docu-soaps called "Pretty Hurts" and "Setup Squad," the network also will produce a second season of "Be Good Johnny Weir," the series that explores the life of one of America's most outspoken and colorful sports figures, three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and World Medalist Johnny Weir. Logo said it has acquired the first season of the series, as well. It originally aired this year on the Sundance Channel.

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The slate of pick-ups comes on the heels of recent news of two key acquisitions of reruns for the network -- "Nip/Tuck," which started airing on Logo this month, and "Will & Grace," which will begin airing in 2013.

"Logo is in the business of creating fierce, original programming that gets everyone talking as we've demonstrated this year with our hit series 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' 'RuPaul's Drag U,' and 'The A-List: New York,'" Dave Mace, Logo's senior vice president of programming, said in a statement Monday. "Johnny Weir's talent is as big as his irreverent personality. 'Pretty Hurts' would be a workplace sitcom -- if it weren't actually real life in a Beverly Hills beauty destination. And 'Setup Squad' will follow the hard-working angels who make the dating world a better place, whether you're gay or straight."

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