More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
What to Watch: Thursday, July 12
Tonight, don't miss the season premieres of The Real L Word and Big Brother, as well as a brand new episode of Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.
9:00pm: Big Brother, CBS (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE
Season 14 kicks off tonight with 12 new cast members and 4 surprise returning guests that will be competing for their own separate prize. This season's cast includes lesbian rocker Jenn Arroyo from New York and Wil Heuser, a gay marketing consultant from Kentucky.
10:00 pm The Real L Word, Showtime (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE
10:00pm: Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell, Food Network (1 hr) NEW
This week contestants vie for the executive chef position at the newly renovated Todd English Olives in Manhattan. The chefs must gather ingredients from a local farmers market and create seasonal handmade pasta. The top two compete in the craziest night of dinner services yet.
This morning and afternoon, check your local listings for information about Ellen, The Talk (CBS) and The Chew(ABC). Days of Our Lives on NBC (check local listings for time) features gay character Will as a series regular; keep an eye out for developments between Will and recurring gay characters Sonny and Neil.
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