Provincetown News and Information
Town Online | By Steve Desroches
Only a few weeks before filming was suppose to start LOGO, a gay and lesbian cable network, decided to axe the idea of a Provincetown based reality show.
The network, which currently has about 10 million viewers across the country, never actually bought the idea for “P’town” from Go-Go Lucky Productions, but gave every indication that they were interested, say those close to the show.
“Two weeks ago they called asking for images for their website,” said Bill Schneider, Provincetown tourism director who worked closely with the production crew while they were in Provincetown this past winter. “To us, all the indicators said that they were moving to a green light.”
But late last week Schneider received a call from a tearful Jennifer Lane, the producer from Go-Go Lucky that was pitching the show, with the news that the reality show would not become a reality.
The concept for “P-Town” was to follow eight people over a summer in Provincetown. According to Schneider, the setup was to bring in four gay people in their 20’s for the summer and have four older locals act as mentors. Lane presented LOGO with a prospective cast and according to Schneider the network only asked for one change. But then later, and offering no explanation to Lane or Provincetown, LOGO said “No.” LOGO did not return repeated phone calls from The Cape Codder seeking a comment.
Perhaps next year they would do a special on Provincetown or film a pilot, said Schneider, something that would be difficult to do as most of the cast, which was never announced nor were they themselves informed they were chosen, may not be available in a year’s time.
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