Skating champ Johnny Weir is returning on September 17th. His TV series, Be Good Johnny Weir, was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes in December 2010. The reality series debuted in January 2010 with eight installments on Sundance.
Here’s the press release from Logo:
“Be Good Johnny Weir” Returns To Logo For Second Season
New Season Premieres Monday, September 17th at 10PM ET/PT on Logo
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 — Whether you love or loathe his bad boy ways, there’s one thing everyone can all agree on – Johnny Weir is 100% outrageous. This fall, go behind the sequins and catch up with the outrageous and always outspoken three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and World Medalist, Johnny Weir, for the second season of his docu-series “Be Good Johnny Weir.” Comprised of ten, thirty-minute episodes, “Be Good Johnny Weir” premieres on Monday, September 17th at 10PM ET/PT on Logo.
In this season, “Be Good Johnny Weir” will go beyond the ice rink and dive deeper into Johnny’s work and personal life as he balances his immense drive for the ultimate prize in the skating world with his growing ambition to branch out into various entertainment endeavors. Never a stranger to taking big risks to win big, Johnny makes a foray into the music business with his first single, publishes a book, dabbles in a fashion line and works to launch his own ice show spectacular. With the support of his long-time manager, coach and friends, Johnny learns that sometimes even the most driven superstar will face hiccups on the road to success. Viewers will also be privy to a never-before-seen private side of Johnny as he meets the love of his life and navigates the pressures of nurturing a budding romance while facing the pressures of celebrity.
The first season of “Be Good Johnny Weir” quickly became a fan favorite as the series revealed a candid and brilliant Olympic athlete on the verge of crossing over. Throughout the season, viewers were given a front row seat to Johnny’s achievements, defeats and personal growth as he learned that talent alone could not take him to the top.
The second season of “Be Good Johnny Weir” is directed and executive produced by James Pellerito and David Barba. The series is produced and co-financed by Original Media. Charlie Corwin and Jay Peterson executive produce for Original Media. Christopher Willey serves as Executive Producer for Logo.
For more information on “Be Good Johnny Weir” and to view sneak preview clips of upcoming episodes, go to LogoTV.com. Join the “Be Good Johnny Weir” Facebook page and follow the series on Twitter @LogoTV and #JohnnyWeir for up-to-date news and exclusives.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next – all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s outrageous, smart and inclusive. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 51 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
ABOUT ORIGINAL MEDIA
Founded in 2002, Charlie Corwin’s Original Media has built a strong reputation for cutting-edge content and quality production. Original Media produces hundreds of hours of award-winning content across multiple media formats including Academy Award nominated feature films, reality television, scripted television and digital programming and currently has seventeen television series on air. Original Media produced the Academy Award nominated films THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and HALF NELSON. The company, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of Endemol USA.
What do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch the second season of Be Good Johnny Weir?