TANISHA THOMAS OF OXYGEN'S "TANISHA GETS MARRIED" TO HOST "BAD GIRLS CLUB" TWO-PART REUNION SPECIAL FEATURING THE GIRLS FROM LAS VEGAS
Season Eight Two-Part Reunion Special Airs Monday, April 30 at 10PM ET/PT and Monday, May 7 at 10PM ET/PT Followed by the Premiere of "Tanisha Gets Married" at 11PM ET/PT
Oxygen Announces Season Nine Will Move South-of-the-Border to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
NEW YORK - April 23, 2012 - Tanisha Thomas, star of Oxygen's upcoming "Tanisha Gets Married" and former Bad Girl, will take the reins as host of a heated "Bad Girls Club" season eight two-part reunion special. It's no holds barred when the girls from Las Vegas reunite in Los Angeles to dish on the latest season's gossip, with part one - in all its drama - premiering on Monday, April 30 at 10PM ET/PT. Tensions build and accusations fly with part two of the reunion special airing on Monday, May 7 at 10PM ET/PT. Additionally, at the end of the two-part reunion, fans will be treated to a sneak peek of season nine - "Bad Girls Club Mexico" - which will premiere later this year on Oxygen and mark the first BGC house with an international locale in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
This past season of "Bad Girls Club" also featured a series first, identical twins Dani and Gabi Victor, who created quite a stir this season in the Las Vegas house with outrageous behavior like strewing condiments all over another Bad Girl's mattress. Along with party girl Amy and tough-as-nails Erica, this season of "Bad Girls Club" may have been the craziest yet. Have tensions eased since the girls have been away? And, how will Tanisha keep the peace? Viewers' most burning questions will be answered in this special two-part reunion.
Following part two of the reunion, Tanisha's new docu-series "Tanisha Gets Married" premieres on Oxygen at a special time of 11PM ET/PT on Monday, May 7 before moving to its regular time slot of 10PM ET/PT on Mondays beginning May 14.
"Tanisha has been part of Oxygen's extended family for seven years and she's grown into a terrific television personality - she's become a rising star!" said Rod Aissa, SVP, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. "Now Tanisha is getting the fairytale wedding little girls dream of, but not without adding her trademark comedy and a dose of drama we've come to expect from her."
Viewers are cordially invited to watch the special wedding unfold as "Bad Girls Club" fan favorite Tanisha prepares to walk down the aisle.
The "godmother" of all Bad Girls, Tanisha has come a long way since her days on "Bad Girls Club: Los Angeles." Now, with a budding career as a television host and on-air personality, this Bad Girl is all grown up as she plans the wedding of her dreams. But, this doesn't mean she's going to settle down!
"Bad Girls Club" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Glenn Carrano as executive producers and Troy VanderHeyden and Maria Pepin as co-executive producers. "Tanisha Gets Married" is produced by 495 Productions with SallyAnn Salsano and Joel Zimmer as executive producers.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (25 seasons for MTV). Bunim/Murray continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), 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 (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kim and Kourtney Take New York and Khloe and Lamar (E!), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including M Theory Entertainment, BMP Films and M Music. BMP Films produced Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
About 495 Productions
Since its launch in 2006, 495 Productions has emerged as one of the television industry's foremost production powerhouses. The company specializes in developing innovative, character driven non-fiction programming for network and cable. Veteran producer, SallyAnn Salsano is the founder and creative force behind 495 Productions. 495 became a globally recognized brand with the blockbuster hit series "Jersey Shore" - the highest rated series in MTV history. Additionally the company currently produces Friend Zone (MTV), Mamma Drama (VH1), Nail Files (TV Guide Network), Pauly D Project (MTV), Repo Games (SPIKE TV), Tanisha Gets Married (Oxygen), and many others.
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 "The Glee Project," "Bad Girls Club" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. "The Glee Project" is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for "Outstanding Reality Show." 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. Oxygen is available in 79 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal