HBO and Rosie O’Donnell have joined forces to produce a documentary about a vacation cruise for gay and lesbian families.

The documentary, scheduled for next year, will tell the story of the inaugural R Family Vacations cruise, in which about 500 gay and lesbian parents took their kids on a cruise to Key West, Fla., and the Bahamas.

“We’re delighted to be in business with Rosie again, and we are honored that she is entrusting this documentary – which explores true family values and celebrates difference – to HBO,” says Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary and Family. “The gay family cruise gives children a chance to be among others in like circumstances.”

FOX resurrects ‘Family Guy’

One of the chief complaints “Family Guy” fans had against Fox during its three seasons was the yo-yo scheduling.

So there’s good news and bad news about the return of the show later this month.

The good news is that Fox will two Wednesday-night marathons of “Family Guy” on Aug. 18 and 25.

The bad news is that it’s airing opposite NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics.

The “Family Guy” episodes – favorites of creator Seth McFarlane – are the first to air on Fox since the spring of 2002.


The still-untitled documentary, directed by Shari Cookson (“Living Dolls”), chronicles the maiden voyage of R Family Vacations aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn. About 1,600 people took part in the cruise.

O’Donnell won multiple Daytime Emmys as host and producer of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” She’ll star in and executive produce the CBS movie “Riding the Bus with My Sister” in the coming season.

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