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Preview: New Jill Bennett sitcom Second Shot

First episodes of "sexy, gay Cheers" to be streamed online in April

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:43:06 GMT | Updated 3 years today

Great news for fans of Jill Bennett and anyone hungering for more LGBT television, generally. Bennett, who you may have seen in In Her Line of Fire opposite Mariel Hemingway or in rom-coms And Then Came Lola and Out at the Wedding, has co-created and starred in what she's described as a "gay, sexy Cheers", an independent sitcom called Second Shot.


Bennett plays Kat McDonald, a former professional soccer player whose glory days are behind her. When she returns to her small Ohio hometown for the funeral of her mentor, Kat learns she has inherited Dot's Hole, the only gay bar in three counties. Leaving her life and girlfriend in Miami behind, Kat comes face to face with her past, including her first love, Allison, who is now married to a man.


Second Shot's original premise was developed by the show's other co-creator, Nancylee Myatt, a longtime creator and champion of LGBT programming. As a writer and showrunner on South of Nowhere, Myatt nurtured the teen lesbian storyline between characters Ashley and Spencer, which spawned the famous fan mash-up "Spashley."

Others who have worked on the project have similarly impressive credentials. Second Shot Head Writer, Dara Nai, is best known for her work with Bennett on We're Getting Nowhere, for, and the LOGO late-night TV show, Dara and Karman's Hit List, which she co-created. She also wrote on eight episodes of a sitcom starring Cedric the Entertainer.
Finally, the episodes being screened for the Film Series were directed by the award-winning director, producer, writer, and filmmaker Annie Price. Price's credits include segment producer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and executive producer on the reality series, Real Life: The Musical for OWN.


You can watch the trailer, below.


The series has been chosen to kick off the Dinah Film Series Club Skirts, where the producers will world premiere their first two episodes at the Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs on 5 April. For those who can't make it to the live event, the episodes will be streamed online on 6 and 7 April from the Second Shot website and Facebook page. These will be available to view worldwide.


So, check out the trailer and if you like what you see, make a note in your diaries.



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