VIDEO: On This Day 12/3 - QUEER AS FOLK Debuts on Showtime
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On December 3, 2000 the series QUEER AS FOLK debuted on the Showtime cable network. Developed and written by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who were also the showrunners, the show was based on the British series of the same name created by Russell T Davies.
The series followed the lives of five gay men living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian, Justin, Michael, Emmett, and Ted; a lesbian couple, Lindsay and Melanie; and Michael's mother Debbie and his uncle Vic. Another main character, Ben, was added in the second season.
QUEER AS FOLK drew strong ratings and ran for five seasons. Below, check out the show's intro used during Seasons 4 and 5.