From a media release:
MTV NETWORKS BRING CHRIS & JOHN TO 30 MILLION AMERICAN VIEWERS!
Following in the footsteps of such recent Canadian-US acquisitions as “Flashpoint” and “Sophie”, Canadian gay icons Chris and John are invading America, with the acquisition of three seasons of Chris & John to the Rescue! by MTV Network’s Logo.
‘”Everyone at Logo is very excited to bring Chris & John to the US national audience for the first time on Network Television”, said Marc Y. Leonard, SVP Multiplatform Programming, Logo.
Logo will launch with the first two seasons, premiering on air and online in January 2009. The acquisition also includes Chris & John’s first half-hour series, Chris & John’s ROAD TRIP!
Chris & John to the Rescue! is a no-holds-barred television series chronicling the latest journeys of best friends Chris and John. In each episode, these pals and self-proclaimed culture aficionados go on a demanding mission to save the world…one gay at a time.
Originally premiering on Canada’s OUTtv, the series has broadcast internationally, in Australia, the Netherlands, and on here! Networks. The first two seasons have also been best-selling DVD’s for Alluvial Filmworks, now available at local community retailers and online retailers, including Amazon.com and 10percent.com.
For their upcoming third season, subtitled “Summer Camp”, the boys are continuing their mission by hitting the road again and traveling to the gay & lesbian hotspot of the American mid-west: Saugatuck, Michigan. But in a shocking twist, Chris & John will be saying goodbye to luxurious accommodations and roughing it all summer long at Campit Resort, a gay & lesbian campground.
Chris & John to the Rescue!: Summer Camp premieres in Canada on OUTtv Sunday, January 25th, and on Logo Summer 2009.
January will also see the launch of the all-new www.chrisandjohn.com. The new site will feature all of it’s current elements, including episode descriptions and behind-the-scenes photos, but will introduce new elements, including the “Telus Zone”, launching original online content with Canadian sponsor Telus Mobility. The site will also be teaming with MTV’s Flux social network, making a seamless transition between Logo Online and ChrisandJohn.com
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