Oxygen today announced a 50 percent increase in original programming with five new series joining the 2012 schedule, including: "Girlfriend Confidential," a new programming franchise which will have New York and Los Angeles editions, "All the Right Moves," "My Shopping Addiction" and "I'm Having Their Baby."
Additionally, three new projects have been added to the development pipeline: "#VideoStar (wt)," "Propos'd" and "Longest.Date.Ever." Oxygen's new slate of original programming will provide relatable and authentic programming that speaks to the network's core demographic of young, female viewers. These series join the previously announced shows "The Glee Project" season two, which will premiere Tuesday, June 5 at 10pm ET/PT and "The Next Big Thing: NY," following performance coach and musical director Trapper Felides as he trains a group of young performers, which will premiere Tuesday, June 12 at 11pm. "These series all dive into themes that Gen O women are obsessed with – friendship, dating, fashion and entertainment," said Rod Aissa, SVP, Original Programming and Development.
The five greenlit titles and the three series in development represent Oxygen's commitment to programming and developing content that resonates with the young, modern woman and the themes and topics that they are obsessed with. The network's new programming franchise, "Girlfriend Confidential: NY" (formerly "Taking NY") and "Girlfriend Confidential: LA" (formerly "Taking Hollywood") follow a group of best friends in New York City and Los Angeles, each up and coming but well-connected across several different industries – beauty, fashion and entertainment. These women all at different stages in their lives – married, single and new moms – are making decisions that will affect their friendships and their futures. "All the Right Moves" joins the schedule with an upbeat and entertaining look into the lives of four professional dancers. Fresh off a "Dancing with the Stars" performance, Emmy-nominated choreographer Travis Wall ("So You Think You Can Dance") is at the epicenter of a group of friends and roommates that are putting their immense talent together in a risky business venture – starting their own dance company, Shaping Sound. "My Shopping Addiction" is a serious look into the lives of young people facing a crisis brought on by a dangerous addiction to spending, and finding the underlying cause for and a way to alter this compulsive behavior. "I'm Having Their Baby" is a deep and emotional look at young, pregnant twentysomething women forced to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – to keep or place their unborn children for adoption.
NEW SERIES GREENLIGHTS:
"Girlfriend Confidential: NY"
Part of a new franchise on Oxygen, this series focuses on a group of gorgeous, well-dressed, high-powered and well-connected female friends in New York City that include: Leigh Cherrier (Public Relations Director for Louis Licari), Marianne Garvey (News Editor, InTouch Magazine), Leila Shams (Fashion Designer), Kelly Brady (Celebrity Publicist) and Raina Seitel (correspondent for NBC's "New York Live").
"Girlfriend Confidential: NY" is produced by Discovery Studios with Daniel Soiseth and Jason Sands serving as executive producers.
"Girlfriend Confidential: LA"
The LA version of Oxygen's new franchise follows four beautiful and successful best friends who help each other navigate the tumultuous waters of love, celebrity life and the entertainment industry – they are nobody's wife. At the epicenter of this beautiful, intelligent and savvy group is Eva Marcille ("America's Next Top Model"), fashion model, actor and producer. Her group of friends include: actress Denyce Lawton Tyler Perry's "House of Payne"), Nikki Chu, a dynamic interior and product designer and Kelly Marie Dunn, a talent and brand manager who has worked with A-list musicians and pop stars.
"Girlfriend Confidential: LA" is produced by Ish Entertainment with Michael Hirschorn, Wendy Roth, Madison Merritt and Gil Lopez serving as executive producers.
"All the Right Moves"
Showcasing Emmy® nominated choreographer Travis Wall ("So You Think You Can Dance") and his lifelong friends and roommates: Teddy Forance (dancer/choreographer with "Cirque du Soleil"), dancer Nick Lazzarini (winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" season one) and Julliard trained Kyle Robinson (recently featured on "Dancing with the Stars") in their quest to launch their own dance company, Shaping Sound.