February 01, 2012 3:37pm PT by Jethro Nededog
MTV, Logo to Air 'It Gets Better' Special with Host and Project Founder Dan Savage
With Valentine's Day approaching, it’s almost time to reflect on your love life and a few cable channels have some ideas on how you should do that.
On Wednesday, MTV and Logo jointly announced they would be airing an It Gets Better special with columnist Dan Savage. The special based on Savage’s project to combat bullying of gay children will feature three young LGBT people as they hit big life milestones. The program will include video messages from Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Margaret Cho, Chaz Bono, Tim Mcllarth and Brandon Barnes of Rise Against, Vinny Guadagnino, Dave Holmes, Sia and Jake Shears.
It Gets Better will air on both MTV and Logo on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11:00 p.m. MTV, Savage Media LLC, Octagon Entertainment and Snackaholic Productions are producing the special.
Bravo is also airing its own specials for Valentine’s Day: The Ring Leader and a special Watch What Happens Live with Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger.
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The Ring Leader features event planner Kristin Banta who’s known for her over-the-top weddings. On the special, she’ll try to throw reunited lovers Sarah and Michael (who was paralyzed from the waist down during his teens) a wedding that’s as unexpected and unforgettable as possible.
On The Millionaire Matchmaker Valentine's Day WWHL Special, Stanger will answer viewers’ love and relationship questions, as well as dole out advice to fellow Bravo stars, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville and Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Chris Manzo.
The Ring Leader premieres at 7 p.m. followed by The Millionaire Matchmaker Valentine's Day WWHL Special at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper and Joanna Vernetti for Super Delicious and Kathryn Vaughan executive produced The Ring Leader. Embassy Row with EP Michael Davies produces Watch What Happens Live.
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