As we told you way back in December of last year that Logo was cancelling their ‘A-List‘ franchise which included both the New York and Dallas versions, they’ve finally made it official all this time later. ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race‘ is safe even though the network seems to be moving more into mainstream fare.
I can’t believe it’s taken this long for it to finally be official that Logo has put the death knell on ‘The A-List: New York‘ along with the Dallas version. We heard way back in December that the show that was on the bubble in October 2011 was being cancelled. The network that began telling everyone that it would be a gay network running gay shows seems to be going more mainstream. ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race‘ put the network on the map so it is going more in that direction, but ‘Eden’s World‘ is just baffling to me as it just seems odd to have a little girl with her own reality show on Logo.
Naturally, Logo gave a canned statement about the cancellation, and to be nice said the same thing Tyra Banks did when she offed ‘America’s Next Top Model’ judge André Leon Talley “However, we’re exploring ways to work with the stars of the series on other projects at Logo,” says network spokesperson Jake Slane. “Additionally, we’re looking forward to developing future shows with True Entertainment.”
Reichen Lehmkuhl, one of the stars of the show had this to say on his Facebook page. “Logo said, ‘[they] are changing directions. A-List isn’t a match for that direction.’ Take that for what it means to you. On to new and exciting things for me. :-) xo”
Castmate Derek Saathoff commented on his website last year making it sound like ‘The A-List New York’ wouldn’t be returning when he stated he wasn’t sure if he’d return for a third season shortly after fan favorite Mike Ruiz said he wouldn’t be coming back. From this viewpoint, it looks like Logo is working hard to become the next Bravo (remember, Bravo was very good at bringing in the ‘safe gay’s for America’s households), but thankfully they’re smart enough to know to keep ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ around since it’s making them a fortune and has put them on the map. It’s going to be interesting to see what the next shows will coming up with to alienate it’s gay audience.