LOGO HONORS RUE MCCLANAHAN WITH TRIBUTE MARATHON AIRING OF “SORDID LIVES: THE SERIES” THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 6 AT 8 PM
Six-Hour Marathon Serves as Fan Tribute, Airing Tweets of Favorite Moments of Actress’s Successful Career
NEW YORK, June 3, 2010 – In honor of Rue McClanahan’s storied acting career, Logo will air all episodes of Sordid Lives: The Series, the last series she starred in, this Sunday, June 6 from 8 PM to 2 AM (7 PM to 1 AM Central). McClanahan, who passed away June 3, played the role of family matriarch Peggy Ingram.
Fans are being encouraged now to use Twitter to tweet their favorite Rue moments to @LogoTV. Those comments will be posted on the network starting today and continuing through Sunday’s tribute, airing more frequently during the episodes.
LogoTV.com’s video marquee www.logotv.com will also post clips from McClanahan’s work in the series.
Sordid Lives: The Series, which, like the 1996 play and 2000 film of the same name, is created, written and directed by Del Shores, starred McClanahan as well as Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard, The Division), Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men, Little Miss Sunshine), Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), Olivia Newton-John (Grease) and Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, The Caroline Rhea Show).
The series’ twelve half-hour episodes are a humorous look at a dysfunctional family and the denizens of Winters, Texas. Creator Del Shores accurately portrayed the outrageous, dysfunctional, not-always-pretty side of southern family life. The show also chronicled the story of the handsome young son (newcomer Jason Dottley) of one of the sisters of the family (Bedelia) who is struggling with coming out to his Republican Baptist family while pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles. Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John performed five new original songs written exclusively for the series. Several guest stars made appearances including Bobby Eakes, Margaret Cho, Candis Cayne, Carson Kressley and Georgette Jones, the daughter of Tammy Wynette, playing her mother in a dream sequence.