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Alan Cumming to be Series Regular in New Logo Show 'Rick & Steve'

Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced the season premiere of its animated hit series: Rick & Steve The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 on Logo's digital cable channel and LOGOonline.com at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

Q. Allan Brocka's outrageous and edgy animated comedy promises outlandish adventures for Rick, Steve, Dana and Kirsten as they encounter San Francisco's "straight underground," the challenges of Christmas and a "Wicked" situation – stories told in part through spontaneous moments of irreverent song and dance that will both amuse and shock audiences, with music by Jeff Marx of Broadway's Avenue Q.

A full slate of celebrity guest stars joins the cast for eight half-hour episodes including Perez Hilton, Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde, Best in Show), Lorna Luft, Bruce Vilanch, Tori Spelling, Lance Bass, Andy Dick, RuPaul and George Takei (Star Trek). Series voice regulars include Alan Cumming (TinMan, X2: X-Men United), Margaret Cho (Sordid Lives: The Series, The Cho Show), Wilson Cruz (Noah's Arc, My So-Called Life) and Peter Paige (Queer as Folk).

Rick & Steve is the latest animated series from Logo President Brian Graden who discovered South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone in 1995, setting in motion one of the biggest pop culture phenomena in television animation history.

"Allan Brocka creates an animated world that opens a stage for the most powerfully incisive satire since South Park," said Graden, President, MTV Networks Music Group Entertainment and President, Logo.

Show fans can get more of Rick, Steve and all the animated citizens of West Lahunga Beach with additional short videos, make-your-own comic strips, video blogs and more user-generated content and tools for fans to connect with each other at HappiestGayCouple.com, the official website for Rick & Steve The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World. Rick & Steve episodes will also be available for sale on iTunes, X-Box Live Marketplace and other download-to-own services.  Season one is currently available on DVD at the LOGOonline Shop and retailers across the country.

Rick & Steve The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World will air on channel and LOGOonline.com on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The series will be executive produced by Q. Allan Brocka, the show's creator, and W. Lance Reynolds and produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment network for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) audience, from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).  Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 33 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LOGOonline.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com.  Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services.  The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive.  Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

ABOUT MTV NETWORKS

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products.  The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.  

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