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Logo TV has ordered a new comedic satire breaking down the news of the week from gay and straight perspectives.
The Straight Out Report, premiering Friday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. on the Viacom-owned cable network, will be led by Stephen Guarino, who is gay, and Mike E. Winfield, who is straight, as they round up the week’s headlines. The program is being touted as the first to feature two men of different sexual orientations and races as co-hosts of a weekly TV show.
The program will include guest appearances every week from a social media star. Segments will include topics that have been over-covered in the media, a cheat sheet of important pop-culture items, “unintentionally gay” moments from entertainment and Twitter trends, just to name a few.
“By spotlighting each host’s distinct and hilarious viewpoint, The Straight Out Report not only offers a fresh perspective on the headlines and newsmakers of the day, but also underscores that comedy is the perfect device to emphasize our similarities and differences,” said Pamela Post, vp programming of Logo TV.
Guarino is a comedian and actor who has appeared on Happy Endings, Finding Carter and Marry Me. Previously he was a castmember of Logo’s sketch comedy The Big Gay Sketch Show and appeared in the 2009 feature Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Winfield recurred on The Office and made his comedy debut on The Late Late Show.
Adam de la Pena (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Crank Yankers, The Man Show) created the show. Post and Stevenson Greene serve as executive producers.
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