Oxygen Media Picks Up 3 Original Series, Greenlights Pilot ‘Propos’d': TCA
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The network announced today at the TCA winter press tour that four more unscripted projects geared toward its young female demo have been greenlighted: the original series Fat Girl Revenge, Find Me My Man, and Too Young To Marry? and the pilot Propos’d. The three new series join Oxygen‘s new competition series The Face, which premieres February 12, and returning series Best Ink and I’m Having Their Baby. The network last month also gave the go-ahead to All My Babies’ Mamas, a one-hour unscripted special from former top MTV executives-turned-producers Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, which is eyeing a spring premiere and likely will serve as a backdoor pilot if it performs well. Here are the network’s descriptions of the new shows announced today:
Fat Girl Revenge
This is not another weight loss or makeover show, it’s a series about settling the score after the pounds have been shed. Each episode follows two new inspiring and unapologetic women, who were once discounted, humiliated and rejected because of their weight, as they stand up to their bullies and finally get even. After getting healthy, these former ‘fat girls’ get the chance to live out their fantasies and seek payback against their former offenders from ex-boyfriends, former classmates to even members of their own families. For those who inflicted the hurt, revenge is going to be something they never expected, but for these women, this golden opportunity for transformation and retribution will empower them to move forward from their painful past. “Fat Girl Revenge” is produced by Eyeworks USA, with executive producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, Adam Kaloustian and Jenn Duncan.
Find Me My Man
Formerly known as “Heart & Soul,” this dynamic new dating show centers on the outspoken and no-nonsense Miami matchmaker Natalie Clarice who runs a successful agency helping urban professional women fix their solo status. With her own brand of tough love and in-your-face attitude, she’s determined to crack Miami’s hardest cases and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is to her strong-willed clients, who are hesitant to change their ways. Through unique techniques, Natalie and her team of romance strategists put these stubborn single ladies to the ultimate test to find their match. “Find Me My Man” is produced by Endemol USA. Jason Sands is executive producer.
Too Young To Marry?
They might not be old enough to buy a six-pack or vote, but these couples think they are old enough to say “I do.” This drama-filled docu-series, formerly known as “Teen Weddings,” follows opinionated teen couples who are determined to walk down the aisle with or without the blessings of their family and friends. With parents threatening to disown them or cut them off financially, older and wiser siblings begging them not to make the biggest mistake of their lives and friends pulling them in opposite directions, these young lovers must battle it out with the haters and doubters to prove that age doesn’t matter and their love is forever. “Too Young to Marry?” is produced by A. Smith & Co with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Adriane Hopper serving as executive producers.
PILOT IN DEVELOPMENT
Marriage obsessed women, who constantly push and nag their boyfriends for an engagement, finally get a taste of their own medicine in this outrageous hidden-camera series. To get back at their ring-obsessed girlfriends, mischievous, but well-meaning guys come up with insane, over-the-top and hilarious proposal stunts. The payback is all in good fun because at the end of each prank they will get down on one knee and finally pop the question. “Propos’d” is produced by 11 Television with Kevin Healey and Jesse Fawcett serving as executive producers.