PHL17 Has Started An All-Mummers Channel

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PHL17 announced today it has created a sub-channel that will be showing non-stop Mummers parades until January 1st. The station will be airing parades back to 1995.

The channel is 17.4, formerly GeoTraffic, one of the subchannels that became available after the digital television transition. Channel 17.4 can also be found on Comcast channel 253 and Verizon FiOS channel 468.

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Comcast Vs. FiOS: Is There Really a Difference?

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I have met the devil I didn’t know, and his name is FiOS.

After nearly 13 years of living in Center City, I moved to the ’burbs in September. Along with ample parking and more Wawas than I know what to do with, the relocation also brought a new kind of freedom — release from the shackles of Comcast for my television entertainment needs. I’ve taken my shots at the cable giant on this site, usually after receiving an enormous bill or enduring a lengthy customer service call. If only Verizon’s FiOS was an option, I’d say to myself (and sometimes, loudly, to a Comcast phone operator). This fall, my wish came true. I’m almost three months into living my fiber-optic dream.

And guess what? Sit down for this, because it’s a real shocker:

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Cory Wade Hindorff’s Sassiest “Top Model” Moments

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Cory sits with G Philly for an interview at El Vez.

Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model comes to an end tonight and a new top model will be crowned. Tyra has breathed new life into this season of the reality show by adding male models in the mix, and we’re all chomping at the bit to see if one of the boys — particularly a certain fellow from our neck of the woods — will scoop up the big prize.

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30 Rock Star Maulik Pancholy Comes Out of the Closet

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Maulik Pancholy, the cute, hilarious actor from shows like 30 Rock, Weeds and Web Therapyhas come out of the closet in an interview with Out Magazine, telling the writer that, “‘I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner. … It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”

Now that all his shows are off the air, Pancholy is currently voicing one of the title characters in Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig.

WATCH: Trailer for New HBO Gay Series Looking

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Jonathan Groff in Glee.

HBO has released the trailer for its much-anticipated new gay series, Looking. The show, which premieres Jan. 19, follows the the day-to-day happenings of a group of gay men in San Francisco, and stars out actors Jonathan Groff (a recent Out100 honoree and ex of Zachary Quinto) and Russell Tovey. Think of it as a Sex and the City / Queer as Folk hybrid. Super excited!

Check out the trailer below.

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The Most Gay-Friendly Television Networks

gay tvGLAAD just released its annual “Network Responsibility Index” which scans every major television network to find which ones gave LGBT issues the most airtime in the last year. You can read the full report here, but, with the help of The Advocate, I’m listing the basic info below, where you’ll find broadcast and cable networks listed from best to worst. Not too many surprises here, except maybe that Behind the Candelabra failed to earn HBO a coveted “Good” mark, and out of the two channels that scored “Failing,” one scored a big fat zero in LGBT-inclusive airtime.

See the list of networks after the jump »

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