Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
This half-hour dramedy -- produced for Logo, the nascent gay cable TV network -- follows the loves and lives of four men of color living in the queer ghetto of West Hollywood. Noah (Darryl Stephens), a fledgling screenwriter, finds himself falling for Wade (Jensen Atwood), a heretofore straight fellow scribe who's just learning to get comfortable with his same-sex feelings. Noah's best pals include Ricky (Christian Vincent), a slutty boutique owner; Alex (Rodney Chester), a boisterous HIV counselor who's in a long-term relationship with the handsome Trey (Gregory Keith); and Chance (Doug Spearman), a university professor who has recently moved in with his partner, Eddie (Jonathan Julian), and Eddie's young daughter. Noah's Arc premiered October 19, 2005, on the new, gay-themed Logo cable network. Heavily promoted as Logo's flagship original series in a lineup otherwise dominated by repurposed content, the show was created, written, directed, and produced by Patrik-Ian Polk. Polk previously helmed the similarly themed feature film Punks. After a nine-episode inaugural run, Noah's Arc received the green light for a second season set to debut in 2006.