season 1 DVD update (if you're having trouble ordering)

I've heard that some of you are having difficulties ordering the DVD through LOGO, possibly due to stocking issues on their end (which is annoying for you, I'm sure - but isn't completely a bad thing, because it means lots of people are buying their "Exes & Ohs!").

If you're unable to order through Logo, please try through Amazon. They seem to have plenty in stock.

Happy watching!


SEASON 2!!!!!!

It's official!!! We were picked up for a second season of "Exes & Ohs"...




Below is a copy of the official press release that just went out... If you want to see the special "message" video, click here.

I'm so excited, I can't even tell you... It's such a privilege to get to do this show, and the fact that the network and the viewers want us to come back for another season is a tremendous compliment.

To all of you who have supported this show, all I can say is: THANK YOU.

Thank you for watching on tv, thank you for downloading the episodes, thank you for taking the time to contact Logo and Showcase with your feedback, thank you for emailing them to ask for a second season, and - especially - thank you for your kind thoughts and words of support throughout this process. I'm looking forward to posting about what goes on in the making of a show's second season (and yes, I'm sure it will involve epic amounts of coffee and vanilla creamer). And more than anything, I'm looking forward to delivering a kick-ass season 2 that you will all enjoy.

Again, thank you.


Greenlight news comes on heels of release of Exes and Ohs: The Complete First Season DVD

New York, NY – May 21, 2008 – Through a special video message posted by Exes and Ohs stars Michelle Paradise and Marnie Alton at Logo’s AfterEllen.com, Logo today announced the greenlight of season two of Exes and Ohs, the first-ever scripted comedy about lesbian friends and relationships for a basic cable channel. The eight-episode, half-hour scripted series – based on the short film The Ten Rules: A Lesbian Survival Guide – will premiere in early 2009.

The announcement, made by series creator and star Michelle Paradise and co-star Marnie Alton, is now available for viewing at AfterEllen.com, the nation’s top-ranked lesbian-themed website, which helped propel Exes and Ohs’ first season success through video blogs about the show and a powerful community of fans who shared in the show’s experience. The news was announced on the heels of the availability of Exes and Ohs: The Complete First Season DVD at retail stores and at the shop at LOGOonline.com.

Exes and Ohs follows the adventures of Jennifer (Michelle Paradise), a documentary filmmaker and her search for Ms. Right, telling the story of lesbian survival in life and love in Seattle, WA. Jennifer tries to keep up with the high-drama dating world, fulfill her creative ambitions, avoid the danger of professional and romantic complacency and embrace the “rules” of lesbian life, love and community.

Jennifer is surrounded by a group of close and diverse friends: Sam (Marnie Alton), was Jennifer's first love but is now her fun-loving, commitment-phobic ex-girlfriend; long-time partners in love and business Chris (Megan Cavanagh) and Kris (Angela Featherstone) are trying to run a home-based pet accessory enterprise while overrun by pets with whom they’re too in love to give up for adoption.

Exes and Ohs will air on Logo's 24/7 television channel and significant features will be available at AfterEllen.com, home of the exclusive Exes and Ohs video blog and the largest and only community of Exes and Ohs fans. Exes and Ohs Executive Producers are Michelle Paradise, Lee Friedlander, Billy Grundfest and Blueprint Productions (Noreen Halpern & John Morayniss).

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Logo is the world’s leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment network for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) audience, from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo’s cable channel is in more than 33 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LOGOonline.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo’s content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.


MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 100 interactive properties worldwide, including GameTrailers.com, IFILM, Neopets, Xfire, Y2M, and online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.


Steven Fisher
Logo Communications and Public Affairs

Ashok Sinha
Logo Communications and Public Affairs


Nashville - long, long overdue

It's been a bit crazy, for reasons you'll soon discover... (hint, hint - check the blog for a big announcement tomorrow!). So I've been incredibly remiss in writing a Nashville recap.

First of all, I'd like to thank the amazing folks at the Nashville Film Festival who were so kind to me - especially Nancy, who spent 5 whole days making sure I was having fun (I was!) and got everywhere I needed to be on time and in one piece.

Nashville is absolutely gorgeous... If you've never been there before - which I hadn't - you simply must go. Green trees everywhere, lovely people, an awesome music scene, and for the coffee lovers among you, a really cool coffeeshop near one of the universities. I don't remember it's name off the top of my head but if you're in the area, definitely ask for the place with the Nun Bun. A number of years ago, a cinnamon roll-ish type of pastry came out of the oven looking like Mother Theresa and a legendary story was born (especially after Mother Theresa asked them to stop using her name and likeness - but, in fairness, it wasn't their fault that the bun looked like her!). In any event, great little place... check it out.

But I didn't go all the way to Nashville to check out Nun Buns. I went there to make a few appearances and to do a panel discussion entitled "Actor Turned Filmmaker" (which as you might imagine was about actors who have turned into filmmakers).

One of my first "duties" was attending an event at a winery... yes, I lead a very, very difficult life. ;-) The winery is owned by the "Brooks" in Brooks & Dunn, and apparently I was talking to him and didn't even know it. Chalk one up for what happens when you go to the country music capitol of the world and don't do your homework on country music. Thankfully, they didn't put me on a plane and ship me home... instead, they still asked me to sign a guitar that they were going to auction off for charity. Here's a picture of me doing the signing:

And here's a picture of the signed guitar (my signature is near the top of the photo next to the guitar strings):

Yes, in the middle is AL GORE'S SIGNATURE!!!!!! And WILLIAM H. MACY'S SIGNATURE!!!! How cool is that? If they ever see that guitar again I'm sure they'll be saying to themselves: um, who's Michelle Paradise? Thankfully, I always carry DVDs of the show with me wherever I go... (kidding!) ;-)

Later, I also got to have dinner with the amazing Patricia Neal:

She was gorgeous and charming and it was a thrill for me to get to meet her.

But I promise I did more than just socialize... and I have pictures to prove it! The "Actor Turned Filmmaker" panel went really well... it was packed, the audience was engaged, and my fellow panelists had a lot of smart advice to offer. Here are photos of me and my fellow panelists, Vincent D'Onofrio, Joey Lauren Adams, and Robbie Benson:

And here we all are with casting director extraordinaire, Laray Mayfield:

Laray also arranged for an INCREDIBLE concert in a venue appropriately called The Basement (because it looks just like a basement). It's small... I think it holds 120 people max. Now, I may not know much about country music, but I sure as hell know who Lyle Lovett is - and how lucky I was to get to see him and the other musicians in such an intimate space. It was a once-in-a-lifetime evening, for sure. This was the night before I left and I'm so happy I was in town long enough to be able to see it...

(note: The photos are terrible because I took them with my camera phone...)

Jessica Mayfield opened the show. She had a really cute stuffed owl that she brought on stage with her, but sadly you can't see it in this photo:

Lori McKenna and Mark O'Reilly followed. He was playing backup for her, but then did one of his own songs called "The Volunteer," which was about American soldiers. It's one of the most beautifully written songs I've heard...

And, of course, the man, Lyle Lovett. He performed with John Haitt and Tony Joe White. They were all great together, taking turns with singing and then occasionally playing with one another. I wasn't familiar with John or Tony (or Lori, Mark, or Jessica) before this evening, but I'm going to check them out after seeing them...

Wow, have I put enough photos in this post??? ;-)

If anyone from the festival is reading this, thank you again... As you can see, I had a great time - and I really enjoyed getting to speak on the panel. I hope the people who attended got as much out of it as I did.

Another post coming tomorrow... and you won't want to miss it!!


exciting news!

I'm working on post about my fantastic trip to Nashville and will have that ready soon (including pictures!).  But in the meantime, I wanted to share two pieces of really exciting news... 

I've been nominated for a New Now Next award in the "Brink of Fame: Actor" category!  The awards are based on votes received, so if you think I'm "on the brink" then you can vote for me by clicking here.

The awards will be broadcast on Logo on Saturday, June 7, so you can find out then if I won - or if I should instead consider a career as a professional mud wrestler (nevermind that I can't wrestle).

The season 1 DVD of "Exes & Ohs" is now available for pre-ordering!  The release date is actually May 20 but if you want to be among the first to get yours, you can pre-order via Amazon or Logo.  
(FYI: the DVD is less expensive on the Logo site)

More posts coming soon...