If you've been waiting for the highly-anticipated second season of The DL Chronicles on the here! network, and truth be told many of us have been waiting for two years, then you'll have to wait until the GLAAD award winning show finds a new home.
Despite being a hit for the all gay network the second season of The DL Chronicles has been "postponed", which in Hollywood is a nice way of saying cancelled.
Loldarian.com reached out to creators Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear but due to contractual obligations neither were able to comment on the future of The DL Chronicles on the here! Network at this time.
A visit to the network's website shows no sign of The DL Chronicles in their current or future lineup and a request to the network for a statement was not issued prior to the publishing of this post.
Much like it's sister site LOGO, the here! Network is ignoring a segment of the gay community by making the decision to end production on the only original series involving black gay characters despite the shows huge success.
Bleu Magazine West Coast Entertainment Editor and former College Hill cast member Ray Cunningham weighs in on this unfortunate news and offers this money quote," My thought is, here! would rather continue to support their white shows with no respect for the audience of color that came to the channel in support of The DL Chronicles. I only ordered that channel because of that show. So the creative minds they are, they figure let's thrown Jensen Atwood on a show(Dante's Cove) for a consolation prize - sorry that doesn't make it better! Sounds like a old text book case of use the black folks for ratings then disregard them!"
It's particularly stinging when coupled with the fact that black gay and lesbian characters are rare during a time when gay visibility seems to be increasing on prime time television for whites and many in our community are still reeling from the cancellation of Noah's Arc on LOGO.
"The DL Chronicles was an amazing series", says Karamo Brown in a statement to loldarian.com. Brown appeared in the first season. "The creators Deondray and Quincy truly created something magical and groundbreaking. I am sad that it is going off the air but I am sure we will see greater shows from Deondray and Quincy".
I have no doubt that the creative duo will continue to produce great art, but meanwhile I think the folks at the here! Network should hear from those of us who disapprove of their decision.
Money talks and a huge loss of subscriptions to the network along with a barrage of e-mails is bound to get somebody's attention.