Oxygen Sets 50% Programming Increase4/30/2012 12:01 AM Eastern
New York — Female-targeted network Oxygen will increase
its original programming output by 50% over the
next year including five new original
shows, the network announced
last Wednesday prior to its upfront
The network will rebrand two series
— Taking NY and Taking Hollywood
— into a new programming
franchise titled Girlfriend Confidential,
the network said. The two
new shows, Girlfriend Confidential:
NY and Girlfriend Confidential: LA,
will follow a group of best friends
in New York and Los Angeles as they navigate their future
within the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries,
according to network officials.
Other new shows include All the Right Moves, which
chronicles the lives of four professional dancers; My Shopping
Addiction, which looks at young people facing a
crisis brought on by a dangerous addiction to spending;
and I’m Having Their
Baby, which follows pregnant
20-somethings as they decide
whether to keep their babies or
place them for adoption.
The network will also feature
shows The Glee Project and
The Next Big Thing: NY. Another
competition show in development
is #VideoStar, in
which contestants vie for an
opportunity to create their own music video.
Other shows in development include hidden-camera
reality show Propos’d, and dating show Longest.Date.
Ever, said network officials.