NATHAN LANE AS CHARLIE LAWRENCE
CBS debuts Nathan Lane's new TV series this Sunday, June 15. In Charlie Lawrence, Lane plays an openly gay former TV star
who has just been elected to his first term as a U.S. Congressman. Elected as a representative from New Mexico, Charlie is a fish out
of water in the political arena and in his new digs at the Watergate Complex. Charlie's over-the-top personality contrasts sharply with
his overly pragmatic chief-of-staff Sarah (Laurie Metcalf of ROSEANNE). His office manager, Suzette, is a besotted fan of Charlie's,
with an encyclopedic knowledge of his long-running series, Do Unto Others, in which he played an angel named Guppy Sherman.
In the premiere episode, Charlie is elected to fill the seat of a recently deceased Democratic congressman from New Mexico. After a
rousing introductory speech before his fellow House members, Charlie finds himself in trouble when it's revealed that the words he
used were actually borrowed from a script of his old TV series. Eventually, with the help of his chief of staff, Charlie realizes he's got
even more to learn about Washington politics than he anticipated. Charlie Lawrence will air every Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11
ALL MY CHILDREN (ABC, noon) Bianca has decided to give Lena a second chance. Her mother Erica (Susan Lucci), however, tries
to get Lena deported, but Lena finds a job just in time to stay in the country.
ALL ABOUT MY FATHER (CMAX, 6 p.m.) Even Benestad directed this documentary about his father, Esben, a well-respected
Norwegian doctor and family man who likes to dress in women's clothing.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
AMAZING RACE 4 (CBS, 7 p.m.) This year's race features two gay-inclusive teams: Chip and Reichen, a gay married couple from
Beverly Hills, and Tian and Jaree, The Lesbian/Straight Actress/Model Team.
PRIME TIME GLICK (COM, 7 p.m.) Megan Mullally.
WILL AND GRACE (NBC, 8 p.m) Repeat: Will and Jack continue their make-over of Karen's frumpy gay cousin Barry (Dan
E. R. (NBC, 9 p.m.) Repeat: With Laura Innes as lesbian Dr. Kerry Weaver.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
AMERICAN JUSTICE (A&E, 7 p.m.) Repeat: 'Matthew Shepard: Death in the High Desert' Included: interviews with Shepard's
mother; and the prosecuting and defending attorneys in the trial that convicted Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney.
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
PANDEMIC: FACING AIDS (HBO, 6 p.m.) A weekly documentary series of five half-hour films, directed by Rory Kennedy and narrated
by Elton John, looking at the global dimension of the AIDS crisis. Tonight: 'Thailand & Uganda': A Thai woman copes with AIDS. Two
workers in Uganda help orphans and educate villagers about prevention.
CHARLIE LAWRENCE (CBS, 7:30 p.m.) Nathan Lane debuts as an openly gay former TV star elected to Congress.
THE WIRE (9 p.m.) With Sonja Sohn as lesbian Detective Shakima Greggs.
QUEER AS FOLK (SHO, 9 p.m.) Only two episodes left to the season.
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TUESDAY, JUNE 17
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN, 7 p.m.) Repeat. With Alyson Hannigan.
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (UPN, 8 p.m.) Last week, lesbian contestant Ebony had a visit from her girlfriend.
REAL WORLD PARIS (MTV, 9 p.m.) The gay roomie this year is Simon from Ireland.
NYPD BLUE (ABC, 9 p.m.) Repeat. With Bill Brochtrup as the precinct's gay receptionist.
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