Shirts & Skins: A slam dunk?

Take a bunch of gay basketball players, put them in a house to train for two weeks and what do you get? A slightly different twist on Big Brother? Not exactly. Logo aims to showcase the talent and complexities of gay athletes in their new docu-series called Shirts & Skins, premiering tonight at 10:00 pm.

During its six-episode run, Shirts & Skins follows the players, managers and coaches of the Rockdogs, a gay basketball team, as they prepare to defend their title at the National Gay Basketball Championship in Chicago.  The team has a notable history, winning more Gay Games gold medals over the past 20 years than any other basketball team. AfterElton has a review of the show by Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of, calling it "a testament to the diversity of gay people and what should be a source of real inspiration for young gay men who, more and more, don't want to turn their backs on sports." Shirts and Skins. [Mon, Sept. 15 at 10 PM on Logo, 30 minute runtime.]