Coinciding with Aspen Gay Ski Week — the largest annual gay and lesbian ski party — Logo is prepping a week of specials, including the network’s “New Now Next Honors,” which will be hosted by Margaret Cho.
Logo’s Ski Week-centric TV slate marks the first time in the Aspen event’s 40-year history that at-home viewers can catch a glimpse of the happenings. The specialized programming is a natural fit for Logo’s current lifestyle content geared toward LGBT audiences.
Happening in Aspen this year, the network’s eighth annual “New Now Next Honors” — which predict who and what, including music, television and film, will dominate the pop culture world in the upcoming year — will cap off the week’s festivities on Monday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. The award show will feature celebrity panelists Lance Bass, Carson Kressley, YouTube star Troye Sivan, Miss Fame, Murray Hill, comedian Michelle Buteau and entertainment journalist Stephan Lee.
“I am thrilled to be spending a gay ski week with my genius friends, especially Bianca del Rio and Candis Cayne. We will melt the snow with our hotness!” said Cho, who’s hosting “New Now Next.”
Del Rio and Cayne will be on hand in Aspen for the specials, such as “Cocktails & Classics” on Friday, Jan. 29, which will also welcome Shangela and Michael Urie on Friday, Jan. 29. Described as Urie’s “love letter to classic films,” the episode brings the group together for a screening of the cult classic dramedy “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” and to gossip about their favorite moments from the movie — and more.
The next day on Saturday, Jan. 30, “Bianca Del Rio’s Comedy Cabaret” is up. In the special, Del Rio, winner of Season 6 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” brings her unique brand of comedy and her friends Matteo Lane, Brad Loekle, Brandon Kyle Goodman and Pam Ann to the ski bunnies of Aspen.
Finally on Monday, Feb. 1 is “New Now Next Honors,” which is sponsored by AXE, Bud Light, Cheerios and the FIAT brand. Aside from the celebrity panel and Cho hosting, Cirque du Soleil will be featured with the adult cabaret “Zumanity.” Plus, Rihanna’s designer Adam Selman will weigh in with his top picks for fashion in 2016, and comedian Pam Ann will share the best travel destinations. Keeping it in the Viacom family, Nico Tortorella from TV Land’s “Younger” will also be part of the show, reporting live on who and what the Aspen crowd picks as the hottest for the new year.