Sundance Channel Announces New Season of GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS
SUNDANCE CHANNEL HEADS SOUTH FOR THE SECOND SEASON
OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES ‘GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS’
PREMIERING FALL 2011, THE NEW SEASON WILL FEATURE
NASHVILLE-BASED WOMEN AND THEIR GAY BEST FRIENDS
NEW YORK June 15, 2011—Sundance Channel announced today that the second season of the hit series GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS will be set in Nashville, Tennessee. New episodes of GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS are slated to premiere in late 2011.
These dynamic and dramatic southern women are eschewing tradition with a rebel yell and partnering up with their gay BFFs – sharing laughter, love and support with one another as they experience life’s big milestones. From married women to single dads, the new season will feature subjects from all walks of life. Against a backdrop of country music, the military, and religious fervor, these couples stick by each other to be uniquely themselves. From chasing romance to pursuing a career and from steering a family to navigating high society, each dramatic relationship unfolds as an authentic, unscripted tribute to lasting friendship.
“Each of these couples is determined to live life on their own terms,” said Michael Klein, Sundance Channel’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming & Development. “Shooting this series in what can be considered smack in the middle of the Bible Belt provides these couples with an interesting set of challenges, but in the end, we see how these relationships grow even stronger. It demonstrates that the life-long bonds between a straight woman and a gay man can flourish and thrive all over the country.”
The couples are:
Tenisha Jackson and Jared Allman- Memphis native Tenisha has been writing
since the age of six and hasn’t stopped. She continues to pursue her dream of
being an author, having launched an urban book series “The Diamond Life,” based
on the misguided youths she encountered as a child in Memphis, and later her
personal experiences as a college student who associated with celebrities and pro
athletes. Jared, on the other hand, grew up Mormon on a 500-acre farm in East
Tennessee. It was during a college study-abroad program in Vietnam when Jared
began to blossom as a confident gay man rather than the closeted Mormon he
had been most of his life. When he came out to his father at age 22, his father
called him “sick” and vowed to help him “get better.” Jared moved to Nashville,
hasn’t looked back, and has since has found success in the music business as an
agent, and is currently engaged to his boyfriend of three years. Years ago, while
Tenisha was working as a waitress in Nashville, a co-worker introduced her to
Jared, and despite the stark differences in their upbringing, Tenisha and Jared felt
an immediate connection and have been best friends ever since.
Kristin Sabata and Peter Depp-Kristin and Peter met on an online dating site
before he came out of the closet. They shared one passionless kiss and both knew
they were destined to be best friends. Alaskan born and New York-raised Kristin is
a school psychologist and has a fiancée who is currently deployed in Afghanistan.
She says that without having Peter around she would be a total basket case. Peter
is a stand-up comic and the father of three children from a prior marriage to a
woman. He is not planning on settling down any time soon as he believes now is
the time for him to sow his wild oats and figure out what dating men is all about.
Sherrié Austin and Shane Stevens-Both singer-songwriters, Shane and Sherrié
met while doing a Broadway show. Australian-born Sherrié is a former actress who
appeared on series such as the Facts of Life and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She
has enjoyed a successful songwriting career, having penned hits for the likes of
Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and George Strait, and was even previously signed
herself as an artist to Arista Records, enjoying a top-15 hit in 2003 with “Streets
of Heaven.” She is hoping to stage a solo-career comeback when she releases her
own album “Circus Girl,” independently later this year. Shane recently celebrated
his first number one hit as the co-writer of Lady Antebellum’s smash-hit “American
Honey,” and has also been on records for household names such as Kellie Pickler,
Jordin Sparks and Jo Dee Messina. Like Sherrié, Shane also has his sights set on
launching a solo pop project later this year. Shane is a self proclaimed “Jesus
Freak in a red state” who spends at least two hours each morning praying and
has been in a relationship with his partner Matt for six years. Tension has been
mounting recently, though, over Matt introducing Shane to his family. Through their
professional and personal struggles, Sherrié and Shane are always there for one
another with unconditional love and support.
Olivia McCarthy and Brent Oscar Young—Born to an influential family and
raised in Nashville, Olivia is a true southern belle, now married to a Bostonian,
raising two young daughters. She met Brent, one of Nashville’s “25 Most Beautiful
People,” according to Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, at a philanthropic event and
they’ve been inseparable since. While she owns two healthy quick-serve restaurants
and is also set to launch a glossy regional magazine, Ncompass Nashville, this year,
Brent recently started his own event, promotions and publicity company and will be
working with Olivia on the magazine launch. Brent’s living situation is also about to
change. When his roommate’s anger issues got out of control, Brent asked him to
move out, and is hoping that will make room for a new relationship in his life.
The first season of GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS was shot in New York City and premiered in December 2010. In The Boston Globe, Matt Gilbert wrote, “There’s something really likable and engaging about this show…These friendships aren’t temporary reality-competition alliances, and they aren’t the faux-eternal bonds of reality dating series such as “The Bachelor.’’ They are durable connections that have reached across years and passed plenty of tests.” For more information on the series as well as clips from last season, check out http://www.sundance.tv/girls-who-like-boys-who-like-boys/
GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS is produced by World of Wonder. Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey are Executive Producers for WOW and Nicole DeFusco is Executive Producer for Sundance Channel.
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