Queer Eye for the Straight Girl debuts and Queer Eye returns for a new season.

Queer Eye for the Straight Girl debuts and Queer Eye returns for a new season.
A lesbian and three gay men make over straight women when Bravo debuts Queer Eye for the Straight Girl tonight at 11 p.m. ET.

The lesbian, Honey Labrador, tells the New York Post that on the show, “We don’t take train wrecks and make them over 180 degrees. We’re not fixing women. We’re just helping them make the most of what they have.” That results in a series that “is even more fun than the original,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series second episode, airing Wednesday in its regular 10 p.m. ET time slot, will make history as “the first on-air and online simulcast of an entire TV episode,” MediaWeek reports, as the West Coast feed will be broadcast on AOL’s web site. But the first, or “sneak peek,” episode airs tonight and focuses on a 26-year-old “who is true to herself, but blue when it comes to romance.”

That’ll be preceded by the debut of the new Queer Eye for the Straight Guy season at 10 p.m. ET, and a best-of Queer Eye ep at 9. The regular show’s season premiere stars 37-year-old “Private First Class Ray S. [who] is set to ship out for a year-and-a-half tour of duty in Iraq.” Because he married his wife in Colombia, there are also just has “two weeks for Ray and Maria to get married stateside in order to ensure that she and their year-old daughter Sabrina receive the benefits that will help them get by while he’s away serving his country.”

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