“Sally Jessy Rides!” Premieres January 21st at 11:00 AM ET on LogoTV.com
Episodes Feature Interviews with Perez Hilton, Rachel Dratch,
Billy Porter, Paul Iacono and Jinkx Monsoon
Click HERE to Embed First Episode with Perez Hilton
NEW YORK, NY – January 21, 2014 – LogoTV.com today announced that Emmy award-winning talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael’s back on the talk show circuit with a series where the questions (and guests) never stop – literally. Each week “Sally Jessy Rides!“ will feature a short-form celebrity interview conducted on a different form of transportation. A water taxi, scooters in Times Square, a party bus and even a mechanical bull will serve as the catalyst for conversation as Sally maneuvers her way through the weekly interviews in a style that only she can deliver. And yes, she’ll be rockin’ her signature red glasses. Sally’s first round of guests include: Tony Award-Winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Perez Hilton, Paul Iacono (G.B.F., “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”), Rachel Dratch and Jinkx Monsoon (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Champion). Get moving with Sally for the ride of your life and watch via mobile web if you desire! Five episodes of “Sally Jessy Rides!” roll out one episode per week beginning Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00 AM ET for the premiere and Mondays at 11:00 AM ET for the remainder of the season on LogoTV.com.
“I’ve interviewed thousands of guests over the years and usually we were always planted in chairs,” said Sally Jessy Raphael. “This time our world is in motion and we’re on the go!”
“Sally Jessy Rides!” kicks off with an interview with Perez Hilton where she chats him up his love for Madonna, aspirations to sleep with Rihanna, the origin of his now-legendary name and the joys of being a new father (complete with the obligatory baby pics).
“I had a blast with Sally Jessy Raphael! Perhaps too much fun!” exclaimed Perez Hilton. “Our night ended with me on a stripper pole! It was a great chat and good fun!”
Sally Jessy Raphael’s signature red glasses have been her trademark for more than 30 years. But before she sported those specs, Sally was a pioneering presence in both TV and radio.
She served as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Central America as well as becoming a familiar TV personality in Puerto Rico. Then in New York, she became one of the first female TV news anchors and eventually one of the first female rock deejays. For many years, Sally hosted the most successful nighttime radio shows on the NBC and ABC radio networks.
Sally Jessy was the first female reality talk show host on TV when her eponymous show debuted on October 17, 1983. When it left the air in 2002, “The Sally Jessy Raphael Show” was the longest-running, female-hosted talk show in television history. More than 10 years later, the show continues to be syndicated worldwide.
Among her numerous awards and accolades, Sally Jessy Raphael has been honored with 2 Daytime Emmys and was recently proclaimed #8 on a list of the greatest talk show hosts of all time. She currently resides in Manhattan and upstate New York with her husband of forty plus years, Karl Soderlund.
“Sally Jessy Rides!” is produced by Austin Street Productions, Inc. and Spinboi Films, Inc. with Jason Fine, Patrick Hartz, Bill Hunt and Kristy Sabat serving as Executive Producers. Brent Zacky and Stevenson Greene serve as Executive Producers for Logo TV.
For more information on “Sally Jessy Rides!”, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date “Sally Jessy Rides!” news and exclusives, join the Logo’s Facebook Page or Sally’s Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter at @LogoTV, @SJRaphael and #SJRides.
Logo TV is the largest LGBT focused trendsetting entertainment brand that extends across television, digital and social. Featuring one-of-a-kind personalities and unconventional stories, Logo TV attracts a diverse audience that’s interested in staying in the forefront of pop culture. Launched in 2005, Logo TV is currently in more than 52 million homes across the United States and accessible on the web via LogoTV.com, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Logo is part of Viacom Music and Logo Group (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, VH1 and CMT.
ABOUT AUSTIN STREET PRODUCTIONS, INC.
New York based Austin Street Productions, Inc. is led by Kristy Sabat and Bill Hunt. Austin Street focuses on reality, travel, food, lifestyle, history and science programming for cable and online. The company specializes in all aspects of content creation, with an emphasis on developing and delivering great characters and strong storytelling.
ABOUT SPINBOI FILMS, INC.
Spinboi Films was created in 2010 by the team of Jason Fine and Patrick Hartz with the ongoing mission of bringing fresh new ideas to the non-scripted genre. Our focus is on discovering and developing new talent and formats for traditional and emerging media outlets.
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