Here TV describes itself as “America’s only gay television network,” a label it’s earned since Logo TV shifted away from a devoted LGBT focus in 2012. Today the channel announced its first-ever original sitcom, “From Here on OUT,” created, written by and starring Terry Ray (“Gaydar”). The first two episodes of the six-episode season will premiere on Friday, March 28, exclusively on Here TV.
“This series brings a full-frontal sensibility to a retro sitcom,” explained producer-actor David Millbern. “Injecting broad comedy into the Here TV space has created a truly fun experiment.” The series takes a meta approach, with Ray playing Jimmy Randall, an aging gay writer trying to get his dream project, “Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy,” made. He finally sells the series to the 18-year-old president of Here TV, but is told he must hire an openly gay leading man. He casts Sam Decker, who’s talented, good-looking and secretly straight, leading Jimmy and Sam to attempt to pass as a couple for the benefit of the network. The series is directed by Sam Irvin and also stars Juliet Mills, Suzanne Whang, T.J. Hoban, Adrian Gonzalez, Austin Robert Miller and Michael Lanham — check out a trailer below.