January 6, 2013
Cher, LGBT channel ink deal
Cher is eyeing a return to TV after inking a development deal with U.S. cable channel Logo.
Bosses at the channel, which is aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) audience, announced the deal during the network’s Television Critics Association presentation on Saturday, revealing the singer is working on a top-secret project.
Logo Senior Vice President Brent Zacky remained tight-lipped over whether Cher will star in the new show, but indicated she is collaborating with comedy writer Ron Zimmerman on a pilot script set in early 1960s Hollywood.
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We read some of the stuff that Cher and Ron (Zimmerman) had written and it was really terrific. We came up with an idea set in Hollywood in the early '60s and we're very excited to see how we get through the process. The deal is brand-new and we're just getting started on the project."
The singer/actress was a television fixture in the 1970s, most notably as half of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with then-husband Sonny Bono.