Photograph by Adam Bouska
A tweet last Friday from Reichen Lehmkuhl, the reality TV star LOGO's The A-List: New York who once diddled with Lance Bass, announced that "The A-List New York will NOT be back. Official word. So long boys. What a long, strange, trip that was. Xo -Reich"
Well. A morning call to LOGO left us chatting with voicemail this morning, but Lehmkuhl (pronounced LEM-kool), whose original claim to fame was winning the fourth season of the Amazing Race, did have an additional note on Facebook:
"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"
Mr. Reichen is referring to the recent re-branding efforts that seem to be taking place at LOGO. With the supposed hopes of becoming the "next Bravo," LOGO is said to be moving away from LGBT content into the more mainstream, perhaps still light-loafered shows. Due to its success, RuPaul's Drag Race will clearly remain a central force for viewership, and the only actual gay programming left on the VIacom-owned once LGBT channel. No word about the A-List Dallas, but if the New York version of the show wasn't working out, well...just sayin'.
The A-List New York will NOT be back. Official word. So long boys. What a long, strange, trip that was. Xo -Reich
— RΞICHΞN™ (@ReichenLehmkuhl) June 15, 2012