Gay programs still in a niche

Martin, Denise
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/26/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 65, pA8
Trade Publication
Suggests that gay-themed programming in the U.S. is still an underserved niche despite the success of some gay shows on cable networks. Limited audience share of "The L Word" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"; Critical success of HBO mini-series "Angels in America"; Gay-themed series and programs debuted by Bravo and Showtime; Gay programs being planned by cable networks; Claim that the networks and the advertisers and broadcasting standards are all very afraid of characters that are going to be seen as rocking the boat.


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