GOSSIP GURU PEREZ HILTON TO HOST OXYGEN'S "BAD GIRLS CLUB MIAMI" TWO-PART REUNION SPECIAL PREMIERING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 9PM ET/PT AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT 9PM ET/PT
Network Greenlights Season Six of Smash Hit "Bad Girls Club" With A Return to Los Angeles
NEW YORK - November 4, 2010 - Perez Hilton returns as host of Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club Miami" reunion special to once again take the reigns as the feisty females turn up the Miami heat to dish on the drama and gossip from the season. The two-part reunion special will air on Tuesday, November 16 at 9pm ET/PT and Tuesday, November 23 at 9pm ET/PT. Additionally, Oxygen greenlights the sixth season of the wildly successful series, where the show will return to its Los Angeles roots. The announcements were made today by Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media.
"There's only one man who knows how to handle these ladies, and that's Perez Hilton," said Introcaso-Davis. "We are so pleased to have Perez joining us for yet another drama-filled reunion."
"Bad Girls...I'm baaaack! For the third time in a row!" said Perez Hilton. "I am thrilled - and just as scared - to be hosting the 'Bad Girls Club' reunion special yet again. These Miami girls are absolutely insane, so we should expect a lot of fireworks at the reunion special! I can't wait!"
The current season of "Bad Girls Club Miami" (season 5) continues to perform well with all original telecasts averaging over 1 Million total viewers. Season to date, premiere telecasts of "Bad Girls Club Miami" average 1,683,000 total viewers 1,118,000 A18-49, 824,000 W18-49, 811,000 A18-34 and 615,000 W18-34. During season 5 premieres, Oxygen has been the #1 ranked cable network in the 9P hour among W18-34 - out delivering CW, as well as out delivering ABC & CBS on several episodes.
On the heels of a fantastic season in Miami, season six of "Bad Girls Club" will commence back in Los Angeles. The series has begun production and is set to premiere next year.
"Bad Girls Club" takes 'bad behavior' to the next level with a cast of young women who are powerfully bold, outrageously funny and endlessly entertaining. The series brings seven new 'bad girls' together in a house where the women recognize that their outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers and lives. They claim they want to change, but will living together help them move forward and turn their lives around - or will chaos rule?
Jon Murray serves as executive producer of "Bad Girls Club" for Bunim-Murray Productions along with Brandon Wilson and Jeff Schmidt as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen Explorer, LS 8/3/10-10/25/10
About Bunim-Murray Productions
Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (now in its 25th 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 and Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and The Spin Crowd (E!), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (20th season on MTV), and Project Runway and the Models of the Runway (Lifetime). 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, which made its television debut on April 1 on MTV. Autism: The Musical premiered to rave reviews on HBO on March 25, 2008 and won 2 Primetime EMMY awards. The company's second documentary, Shadow Billionaire, premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2008 Bunim-Murray Productions formed 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 and joined Banijay Entertainment in 2010.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular features online including OxygenLive, shopOholic, makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes and online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com. Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.