We haven’t seen anything of the guys from Old Dogs & New Tricks since the end of 2014. They’re returning with a fourth and final season of the popular gay-themed web series later this year, but before then we’ve got the half-hour special below, released to mark a year since the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.
Set on the morning of June 26, 2015 (six months “and a day” after the show’s Christmas-based cliffhanging season-three finale), the special resolves those cliffhangers and shows just when and where the love-lorn Dogs (played by Leon Acord, Curt Bonnem, Jeffrey Patrick Olson, David Pevsner) heard the news coming out of the Supreme Court – and how they react.
Series regulars Amanda Gari and Parnell Damone Marcano return, along with frequent special guests Rutanya Alda (Mommie Dearest), Kathryn Leigh Scott (original Dark Shadows), Bruce L. Hart (Homewrecker), and Jeremy Bright. The special also guest-stars Teddy J. Garces (The Guild) and introduces new series semi-regular Brian Nolan (The Lair).
Although this celebratory episode had been planned for a June release for a long time, the tragic events in Orlando almost changed that. Creator Leon Acord comments, “I immediately considered postponing. But almost as quickly, I realized we had to move forward. I don’t want to let terrorists change our lives. We don’t want to dismiss the anniversary of the most important day in the gay rights movement since Stonewall. And we felt the community could certainly use a little levity, especially now; a reminder of life the way it should be. Our community has always used comedy in the face of adversity. Hell, we practically invented the concept!”
Take a look at ‘Where Were YOU When The Rights Went ON?’ below. You can view the first three seasons at www.odnt.tv. The show also continues to seek funds for its fourth & final season at www.gofundme.com/ODNTs4