OXYGEN MEDIA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE OF NEW DOCU-SERIES "I'M HAVING THEIR BABY" ON MONDAY, JULY 23 AT 11PM ET/PT
NEW YORK - June 11, 2012 - Oxygen Media today announced the premiere of its newest docu-series "I'm Having Their Baby" on Monday, July 23 at 11PM ET/PT. The powerful six-part series gives viewers an intimate peek into the world of adoption by telling the too-often untold story of the birth mother and her experience in making this difficult and emotional choice.
Each installment follows two pregnant women who have made the choice to place their babies for adoption, and are making the life changing decisions that come next. In getting to know the birth mother, and in some cases the birth father and potential adoptive couple, the hour-long episodes allow viewers to bear witness to not only the adoption process, but the actual birth and heart wrenching final decision that each woman must face. The series documents a range of poignant, personal stories as the women struggle with an unplanned pregnancy and ultimately, decide whether or not to place their baby in the hands of another family. However diverse the case, there is one thing that's common - each woman wants the brightest future for her unborn child, and a better life for herself.
"'I'm Having Their Baby' represents a unique program offering for Oxygen, one that shows an honest portrayal of women who are in the midst of dealing with the most difficult decision of their lives," said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. "These human interest stories are extremely powerful and relatable to our predominately female audience, as it reveals themes of love, hardship, and strength."
The premiere episode features Amanda, a 28-year-old mother raising two boys, as well as her boyfriend's son, in Chehalis, WA. This mom knows how much work goes into parenting, and given her current economic situation, feels she cannot properly support another child. Mariah, 8-months pregnant, is also profiled in the first episode. She lives with her boyfriend and 9-month-old daughter in Anderson, IN. As the 18-year-old mom of an infant, Mariah knows she cannot afford another child and doesn't want to turn out like many other girls in her community: a young, struggling, single mother.
Fans of "I'm Having Their Baby" can "like" the show's official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Im-Having-Their-Baby/351701278180420 and follow Oxygen on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/oxygen for access to exclusive content.
"I'm Having Their Baby" is produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke and Michelle Kongkasuwan as executive producers.
About Hud:Sun Media
Founded in 2010, Hud:sun Media is an entertainment company dedicated to developing, producing and distributing premium content across every platform. Hud:sun Media holds the singular mission of telling compelling stories built around dynamic characters that resonate with niche and broad audiences alike. In the company's first year, Hud:sun Media created and produced a number of high profile projects including "Pregnant in Heels" for Bravo, now in its second season and "I'm Having Their Baby", an adoption docuseries premiering on Oxygen in 2012. On the digital front, Hud:sun Media partnered with Mattel to launch the groundbreaking online show, "Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend" on Hulu, as well as "Unracked with Gilt Groupe", the animated series "Trailer Trash" with Lionsgate, "Style Studio with Rebecca Minkoff" on Yahoo, and an upcoming style series with Nina Garcia on AOL. In addition to these series, Hud:sun Media is currently in development with several television networks and digital partners on a number of projects slated for fall 2012 and early 2013, and is fastly becoming a premier production house on the multi-platformed entertainment landscape.
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," "Best Ink," "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 80 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.