OXYGEN HIT SERIES "THE BAD GIRLS CLUB" RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT
Show Expands to One-Hour Format With All-New Cast
New York - October 16, 2008 - Oxygen will debut the third season of the network's hit series "The Bad Girls Club" on Tuesday, December 2 at 10pm ET/PT. The show's format has been expanded from half-hour to one-hour this cycle, with thirteen new episodes to air through 2009. From Bunim-Murray Productions, the groundbreaking producers of "The Real World," "The Bad Girls Club" was shot in Los Angeles.
Season three of "The Bad Girls Club" will bring seven new 'bad girls' together in a beautiful Los Angeles mansion. These women recognize that their outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers and lives. They have issues with anger, trust and control, and claim they want to change. Will living together help them move forward and turn their lives around - or will chaos rule?
"This season's cast is electrifying," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Oxygen Media. "These gorgeous, high-spirited women are addictive to watch - they are sure to be the topic of conversation on cell phones and laptops everywhere."
"The Bad Girls Club" has developed a loyal following among viewers and pop culture media, and even garnered celebrity super-fans like comedian Kathy Griffin, who raves about " The Bad Girls Club" in her act. Season two breakout cast member Tanisha, known for her signature phrase "pop off," has gone on to appear multiple times on "The Tyra Banks Show," "The Soup" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."
"The Bad Girls Club" remains one of Oxygen's most-watched original series, with season two averaging 595,000 P18-49; 439,000 among W18-49; 321,000 among W18-34 and 791,000 total viewers P2+. "The Bad Girls Club" also achieved a network milestone, becoming the first Oxygen original series episode to break the one million-viewer mark (2/19/08).
Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (renewed for its 22nd season on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules, in 1995, the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life, in 2003, and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians (E! Entertainment), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV), The Supreme Court of Comedy (DirecTV), Living Lohan (E! Entertainment), the 6th season of Project Runway, the upcoming Models of the Runway, and Old Skool with Terry and Gita (upcoming on VH1). Other recently aired Bunim-Murray series include America's Psychic Challenge (Lifetime), Murder (Spike) and Dr. Steve-O (USA). Launched in 2006 to better reach the Digital Generation, Bunim-Murray's M Theory Entertainment is a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives. In 2007 Bunim-Murray launched BMP Films, a film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and its first scripted film Pedro, at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. Autism: The Musical premiered to rave reviews on HBO on March 25, 2008 and won 2 Primetime EMMY awards. Bunim-Murray Productions has also recently announced the formation of M Music, a music management division, with its first band, A Cursive Memory, signing with Vagrant Records. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and is currently available in over 74 million homes. The network was launched 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape - creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency," "Coolio's Rules," "The Bad Girls Club" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood."