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Sundance Channel to air special 'Be Good Johnny Weir' episode

April 20, 2010 |  6:00 am

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Missing Johnny Weir?

Sundance Channel has the cure for your Johnny withdrawal.

The cable network is airing a one-hour special episode of "Be Good Johnny Weir," even though the season is technically over. But who can blame them? This one is going to deal specifically with the drama at the Vancouver Olympics.

A press release about the special sums it up this way: "Though Johnny skates two of his best performances ever, the judges place him behind skaters whose programs were filled with mistakes. It’s a shock to sports journalists as well as fans, and Johnny’s supporters believe that he has been 'robbed.'  But the drama doesn’t end with the judging. In the face of snide and belittling media commentary about his gender, Johnny decides to tackle the issue head-on in a press conference."

In March, The Times interviewed Weir in Los Angeles. Click here and here to watch videos and listen to him talk about his feelings about the Games, among many other topics.

The special airs June 27 at 9 p.m.

--Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

Photo: Johnny Weir leaving The Times interview. Credit: Maria Elena Fernandez