OXYGEN MEDIA ANNOUNCES THREE NEW SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT: "MAIDS OF DRAMA (WT)", "LOST ANGELS (WT)" AND "MY POST GRAD LIFE (WT)"
REALITY COMPETITION SERIES "THE GLEE PROJECT" TO PREMIERE ON
SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT 9 PM ET/PT ANCHORING NEW NIGHT OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
Network Also Announces Second Season Pickup for "Hair Battle Spectacular"
Model/Actor Eva Marcille New Host of Fantasy Hair Competition Series
New York, April 4, 2011 - Coming off its third consecutive year of growth, Oxygen Media continues to strengthen its program development by putting three new titles into the development pipeline: "Maids of Drama (wt)" which focuses on bridal parties gone awry, "Lost Angels (wt)" which offers a glimpse into the life of Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of pop icon Olivia Newton-John and "My Post Grad Life (wt)" an intimate look at the year after college graduation and the 'what comes next?' In addition, "Hair Battle Spectacular," the most watched freshman series in Oxygen history, will make a triumphant season two return with new host model/actor Eva Marcille.
Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, said, "We're committed to offering our viewers programming they can relate to and enjoy, with Oxygen's signature over-the-top dramatic twists." She added, "We develop for young women who are going through various life stages who can escape with unique concepts that speak directly to what she and her girlfriends are experiencing in their own lives."
Oxygen's slate of new programming captures women in transitionhood - the most important and pivotal moments of their lives. "Maids of Drama (wt)" is a look at the jockeying and jealousy among members of wedding parties in the months leading up to the big, fabulous day. "My Post Grad Life (wt)" chronicles the first year after college graduation and the inevitable question that arises - what comes next? The show features young women in two competitive cities -- Boston and Philadelphia. "Lost Angels (wt)" is a docu-series that follows Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of movie star and music icon Olivia Newton-John, as she and her group of friends show hipster Hollywood what it's like to be the opposite of her famous mother's sugar sweet reputation. These titles join previously announced "Best Ink," a unique competition reality series which showcases tattoo artistry, and "Love Scouts," which follows Olivia "Liv" Alexander as she and her team of scouts work young Hollywood to help connect singles in need of dating help.
Returning for a second season is Oxygen's most watched freshman series, "Hair Battle Spectacular" which pits 10 of America's hottest stylists against each other to see who can deliver the biggest and best in fantasy hair design. Actor, fashion model and TV host Eva Marcille ("America's Next Top Model") joins the series as its glamorous new host. Also coming this summer is "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas," which follows lucky brides-to-be on a memorable all-access, V.I.P. fantasy weekend with their "besties."
Oxygen also announced premiere dates for two of its highly anticipated series, "The World According to Paris" premiering on June 1 at 10 PM ET/PT and "The Glee Project" which will make its debut on Sunday, June 12 at 9 PM ET/PT marking a new night of original programming for the network. These two series round out a robust spring/summer schedule that includes the upcoming premiere of "Tori and Dean: sTORIbook Weddings" on April 6th at 10 PM ET/PT and "All About Aubrey" whose premiere in February made headlines as the biggest docu-series premiere in Oxygen's history. The series will end its run on April 11 at 10 PM ET/PT.
Series in development:
"Maids of Drama (wt)"
Maids of Drama chronicles jockeying, jealous, and just plain out of control bridesmaids in the weeks leading up to one frazzled but fabulous wedding day. Each episode features one fascinating but badly behaved bridal party who've been handpicked by the bride to walk down the aisle. From dueling bridal showers to tulle tantrums, "Maids of Drama (wt)" goes behind the veil of friendship and into the world of the unchecked and possibly unhinged. "Maids of Drama (wt)" is produced by Half Yard Productions with Sean Gallagher and Abby Greensfelder serving as executive producers.
"Lost Angels (wt)"
"Lost Angels" follows Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of movie star and music icon Olivia Newton-John, as she and her group of friends explore the hipster side of Hollywood while also dealing with the perks and pitfalls of her mother's fame. With the world at her feet the only thing that stands between Chloe and success is herself. The series will give viewers a glimpse into the real and unpolished lifestyles of the newest faces of young Hollywood, both in front of the camera and behind. "Lost Angels" is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
"My Post Grad Life (wt)"
"My Post Grad Life" takes viewers inside the previously undocumented phase of post college life, featuring two dynamic groups of girls in two very competitive cities --Boston and Philadelphia. In each town, these hard-working sassy young women move into a house together, pooling their resources - both money and courage -- in hopes of making it on their own. "My Post Grad Life" is produced by Half Yard Productions with Sean Gallagher and Abby Greensfelder serving as executive producers.
"Love Scouts" follows Olivia "Liv" Alexander as she and her team of scouts work young Hollywood to help hook up singles in need of dating help as the trendy and fashionable entrepreneur manages her staff of sexy, hip "it" girls. Their job: to comb the clubs, malls, and social scene to find potential singles for their high-profile clients. "Love Scouts" is produced by T Group Productions with Jenny Daly and Amber Mazzola serving as executive producers.
Equipped with needles and tattoo ink, 12 respected tattoo artists will compete for cash and the ultimate prize of "Best Ink." Oxygen will provide a window into the drama and culture of the tattoo scene to find the most skilled tattooist. Each competitor will produce bona fide masterpieces on skin - a permanence rarely seen in the reality competition world. The artists' highs and lows will be documented as they fight to stay in the competition each week. Bunim-Murray Productions will produce "Best Ink" with Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein serving as executive producers.
"Hair Battle Spectacular"
Premiering Summer, 2011
"Hair Battle Spectacular," hosted by actor and model, Eva Marcille ("America's Next Top Model"), pits 10 of America's hottest stylists against each other to see who can deliver the biggest and best in fantasy hair design. Part sculpture and part pop art, each challenge
requires the stylists to create outrageous hair designs that resemble everything from multi-layer wedding cakes to toys with moveable pieces. "Hair Battle Spectacular" is produced by 3 Ball Productions with JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson serving as executive producers.
"Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too"
Premiering: April 18th at 10PM ET/PT
A spin-off of the hit reality series "Bad Girls Club," the dating competition series "Love Games" features former Bad Girls vying for the man of their dreams. The ladies bring their feisty ways back to the airwaves in search of love from a pool of eligible suitors. Each week, the Bad Girls have the group of bachelors competing for their attention in a series of challenges and entertaining group dates. The men that don't catch their eye and win their heart are eliminated. "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein serving as executive producers.
New original series:
"Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings"
Premiering: Wednesday, April 6 at 10PM ET/PT
Combining Tori Spelling's party-planning flair with husband Dean McDermott's bring-it-on attitude, "Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings" takes one lucky couple's wedding from ordinary to extraordinary. Spelling turns the bride-to-be's dreams for a beautiful event into a reality, while McDermott helps the groom-to-be navigate those sometimes murky wedding waters. "Tori &Dean: sTORIbook Weddings" is executive produced by Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott of Life In a Bowl Productions, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey of World of Wonder Productions, and Amber Mazzola.
"The World According to Paris"
Premiering: Wednesday, June 1 at 10PM ET/PT
This docu-series follows Paris Hilton and the people in her life through ups and downs, loves gained and lost, marriages, kids, divorce, and more. Behind the Hollywood glamour, red carpets, photo shoots, and fabulous parties stands a strong woman who's determined to make a new life for herself. "The World According to Paris" offers a revealing look at how Paris handles consequences of past decisions and her management of her successful fashion and style empire. "The World According To Paris" is executive produced by A. Smith & Co. founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed, as well as Paris Hilton, Rick Hilton, and Jamie Freed.
"The Glee Project"
Premiering Sunday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT
From Ryan Murphy, the creator and Emmy(R) winning executive producer of "Glee," comes a groundbreaking 10-episode competition series, "The Glee Project" which finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on "Glee." Amid thousands of entries, and an exhaustive nationwide talent search, the series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom. "The Glee Project" is produced by Ryan Murphy Television and Embassy Row with Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Michael Davies and Shauna Minoprio serving as executive producers.
"Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas"
Premiering Summer, 2011
"Bachelorette Party: Last Vegas" follows lucky brides-to-be on a memorable all-access, V.I.P. fantasy weekend with their "besties." Each week, viewers will be introduced to a new bride-to-be and her friends, as the V.I.P. team at the Palms Casino Resort pulls out all the stops for an over-the-top celebration. The exclusive entourage, led by Palms executive Jon Gray, features V.I.P. hosts Elliot Wronski and Jason (JROC) Craig, and Jon's assistant Erin Ketner, as they go to great lengths to make the future brides' wishes come true...proving that nothing is impossible in Las Vegas. "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" was developed by Gavin Polone of Pariah Entertainment and PB&J Television. Gavin Polone, Kathy Landsberg, Patty Ivins Specht and Julie Pizzi serve as executive producers.
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," "Hair Battle Spectacular," and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premiere 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, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad, as well as innovative tools shopOholic and makeOvermatic. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.