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LOGO TV LAUNCHES “THE GOLDEN GIRLS” ULTIMATE FAN CLUB (#GOLDENGIRLSUFC)

Weekly Contest Pits Fan Against Fan in a Social Smack Down for the Chance to be Dubbed President of Logo’s “The Golden Girls” Ultimate Fan Club in an On Air Shout Out

Watch the Countdown of Weekly-Themed, Fan-Voted Best Episodes on Friday Nights, Starting June 7th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on Logo TV 

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NEW YORK, NY – May 13, 2013 – It’s girl power!  Gay power!  Gray (haired) power!  “The Golden Girls” may have aired 25 years ago on NBC, but it finally found its rightful home on Logo!  You see, Logo loves “The Golden Girls” as much as you do.  And now with the help of our favorite “The Golden Girls” superfan Dave Rubin, we want you to join Logo’s “The Golden Girls” Ultimate Fan Club!  Each week, go to Facebook.com/GoldenGirlsUFC to vote on episodes.  Then each Friday at 7 PM ET starting on June 7th, join Chairman Dave on Twitter (#GoldenGirlsUFC) or via live chat at LogoTALK! before you watch the winning episodes at 8 PM ET/PT.  Vote starting May 30th, comment on Facebook and tweet up a storm!  The more you engage, the better your chances of being named a member of “The Golden Girls” Ultimate Fanclub by the Chairman himself, Dave Rubin.  Each week, Logo will pick the most socially engaged fans and name a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the club.  The lucky title-holders will be given a special on-air mention during each marathon!  See you in Miami, doll. Dress code: pastels and shoulder pads.

Weekly categories include: “Miami Showgirls: Best Song & Dance Episodes;” “Serving Boy-Crazy: ‘The Golden Girls’ Hottest Dates;” “Serving Shade: ‘The Golden Girls’ Bitchiest Episodes;” “Cuttin’ Loose: Best ‘The Golden Girls’ High Jinks;” “Serving Slut: Best of Blanche;” “Serving Saucy: Best of Dorothy;” “Serving Ditz: Best of Rose;” “Serving Sass: Best of Sophia;” “Breaking the Law: ‘The Golden Girls’ on the Run” and “Clan-tastic: Best of ‘The Golden Girls’ Family.”

“The Golden Girls” received critical acclaim throughout most of its run and won several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice.  It also won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.  All four stars each received an Emmy Award throughout the series’ run and had multiple nominations.  When no one was talking about AIDS, gay marriage, or hunting for dates after a certain age, “The Golden Girls” defied categorization, lambasted stereotype, and surprised America by serving ground-breaking quips from the mouths of anti-babes.  TV’s first non-traditional household and family-by-choice delivered kitchen-table gossip, joy, debate, iconic 80s fashion, brutal honesty, and memorable one-liners still relevant today.  The inimitable Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty prove there’s never a need, no matter what age, to bend to convention. Even in retirement.

For more information on “The Golden Girls” Ultimate Fan Club, like the Golden Girls Ultimate Fan Club Facebook page or follow Logo on Twitter at @LogoTV and #GoldenGirlsUFC.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s smart, provocative and loaded with attitude.  Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve.  Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 52 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, TheBacklot.com and DowneLink.com.  Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV. 

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CONTACTS:

Jason Shumaker

212-846-7325

Jason.Shumaker@logostaff.com             

Jake Slane

310-752-8370

Jake.Slane@vh1.com

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