Cher Signs Logo Development Deal, Working On 1960s Period Drama

Cher60sHere's a perfect fit if there ever was one: Cher, an empress in the pantheon of gay icons, has signed a development deal with Logo, the Viacom-owned, LGBT-minded cable channel.

The precise terms of the deal are being held under lock and key at the moment, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Logo bought a pilot script conceived by the singer and Ron Zimmerman, a former lover who has written episodes for the TV shows 'Til Death, My Wife and Kids and 7th Heaven.

This Logo show, yet to be titled, takes place in 1960s Hollywood, a backdrop with which Cher of course has plenty of experience.

Logo's Senior VP of original programming, Brent Zacky, told THR after the project was announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that the network had looked at some of of Cher and Zimmerman's other ideas, but that this show seemed more viable. 

"We read some of the stuff that Cher and Ron had written and it was really terrific," he said. "We came up with an idea set in Hollywood in the early '60s and we're very excited to see how we get through the process. The deal is brand-new and we're just getting started on the project."

Zacky couldn't say yet whether Cher will appear on screen, but did say the project is just one of many original programs its considering for the months ahead.

"We're very carefully and hopefully diligently taking a few shots in this arena and we'll see how it pans out," Zacky said. "We're certainly excited to be in business with an icon like Cher and Ron, who is a terrific writer."