Earlier this summer, a producer friend of mine was pitching a gay-football TV show to, among other networks, A&E. He was told that they didn't want to do football shows. Apparently, they're OK with a loud-mouthed football player doing an interior-design show:
A&E Network has two real-life original series in production. The new series Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design features former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson as he begins a new career as an interior designer. Ten 30m episodes are produced by Screen Door Entertainment.
Most of me is rolling my eyes. But part of me thinks that maybe, just maybe, there will finally be a show designed for both my partner and me.