or


[07/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Ready, Aim & Fire! Oxygen Co-Produces Britain's Newest Dark Comedy Suburban Shootout

[via press release from Oxygen]

READY, AIM & FIRE! OXYGEN CO-PRODUCES BRITAIN�S NEWEST DARK COMEDY SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT

------

Premiering in 2006, the New British Series Will Be Companion Show to the Second Season of the Critically Acclaimed Series Nighty Night

------

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2005 � Move over, ladies of Wisteria Lane! Oxygen is importing even more twisted housewives from across the pond from Little Stempington, England when it premieres its co-commissioned series Suburban Shootout with UK network Five Broadcasting and specialist cable channel Paramount Comedy. Produced by leading British production company Feelgood Fiction, the new dark comedy follows the topsy-turvy world of a suburban housewife turf war. Suburban Shootout will premiere in 2006 along with the second season of Oxygen�s award-winning series Nighty Night.

In Suburban Shootout, the routine world of Suburbia, mid-morning exercise classes and daily school runs, mask the secret super-sexed, super violent world where women don�t kill time � they kill each other. The series chronicles the malicious and sordid battle between two power hungry housewives, Camilla Diamond and Barbara Du Prez.

Sexy, ruthless, Camilla Diamond is the clandestine leader of a team of women who, beneath their appliqu� knitwear, are highly armed and combat-ready. They�ve got every shop in town in a protection racket, the local aromatherapy factory producing illegal hormones, and they rule over the swinging, surreal world of Little Stempington. Her former best friend, Barbara, presides over her own highly trained posse and is determined to stop Camilla and her evil ways before they take over the town completely. Into this epic struggle, walk innocent newcomers Joyce Hazeldine and her husband Jeremy, who act as unwilling pawns in the power struggle between the two matriarchs.

Oxygen�s broadcast of Suburban Shootout in 2006 marks the show�s U.S. premiere. It also denotes the first project to emerge from Five and Paramount�s new comedy initiative, created to develop and produce a raft of daring comedy for the respective networks.

The half-hour comedy series is scheduled for eight episodes following Nighty Night, which sees the return of its feverishly untamed lead character Jill Tyrrell to U.S. screens. Oxygen, BBC Worldwide Americas and Baby Cow Productions will co-produce the second season � focusing more on Jill�s unhealthy obsession with finding a new man and even more bizarre twists and turns than season one.

"Combining Nighty Night and Suburban Shootout into one night of wild, unadulterated comedy will be a thrill-ride for our viewers," says Debby Beece, President of Programming & On-Air, Oxygen. "The success of Nighty Night last season proved that women seek provocative programming that's not afraid to take some chances. We hope our viewers enjoy Oxygen's one-two punch of TV's funniest dark comedies."

�The co-commission of Suburban Shootout is a brilliant collaboration between three adventurous broadcasters. Its pairing with Nighty Night on Oxygen promises a knock-out double bill,� says Graham Smith, Commissioning Editor, Comedy - Five TV and Paramount Comedy. �We are very excited about the enormous potential in our new partnership with Oxygen and look forward to its success.�

Feelgood Fiction, the production company for Suburban Shootout, co-produced Double Bill, a TV comedy starring Peter Gallagher and Dervla Kirwan, with Oxygen, Working Title TV for Universal Studios and ITV/SKY TV in 2002. Feelgood Fiction is currently developing film and TV projects with some of UK�s most exciting screenwriters. Development partners include Miramax, The Film Council Grenada Films and The Irish Film Board.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in 55 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women. The fastest growing independent network, Oxygen became profitable in 2004. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with the most original programming of all the women's networks including Oprah After the Show, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson and Girls Behaving Badly. Geraldine Laybourne, the network's founder, Chairman and CEO, has led the company to be a strong advocate for women. Through programs like The Mentor's Walk, Oxygen's national program for bringing along the next generation, and "Who Cares About Girls," Oxygen's new documentary series -- Oxygen is creating The New Girls Network.





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/29/16 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Charts with "Empire"
ABC's "Designated Survivor" however is the only series to post year-to-year gains for its network.

[09/28/16 - 02:03 PM]
VH1 and Freeform Acquire All Five Seasons of "The Mindy Project" from NBCUniversal's Universal Television
The show will begin airing on both networks in October and episodes will also be available on the VH1 and Freeform apps.

[09/28/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Cable Productions Signs Development Deal with Alfred Hitchcock Estate
"Welcome to Hitchcock" is a new original anthology series will focus on a single season-long mystery or crime in the spirit of the classic Hitchcock style and legacy.

[09/28/16 - 02:00 PM]
"You're the Worst" Picked Up for Fourth Season on FXX
"Expertly written, brilliantly acted, 'You're the Worst' continues to be hilarious and excellent," said Eric Schrier.

[09/28/16 - 01:03 PM]
Bravo Media Serves Up a Double Dose of Sass as "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Married to Medicine" Return on Sunday, November 6
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Shereè Whitfield are all due back on the former series.

[09/28/16 - 12:36 PM]
"The Durrells in Corfu," Premieres 10/16 on "Masterpiece" on PBS
Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930's England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children.

[09/28/16 - 12:10 PM]
Young-at-Heart Seniors Take Center Stage as NBC Orders "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" to Series
The comedy/variety series, from Warner Horizon Television, will be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who will also host.

[09/28/16 - 12:01 PM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan directing, the series is based on the 1973 film "Westworld," written by Michael Crichton.

[09/28/16 - 12:00 PM]
Starz App Launches on Xbox One
Its intuitive content discovery design and navigation offers ease of use and a compelling user experience, regardless of how the consumer purchased a subscription to Starz.

[09/28/16 - 10:20 AM]
OWN Delivers Its Highest-Rated, Most-Watched and Highest-Ranked Quarter in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
Celebrate National Coffee Day on Thursday, September 29th with Crackle's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
Crackle's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" with Jerry Seinfeld, recently wrapped up its eighth season and received a Primetime Emmy(R) nomination this year for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

[09/28/16 - 09:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Voice," "This Is Us"
The newcomer posts big gains from the Peacock's audience a year ago.

[09/28/16 - 09:24 AM]
Velocity's "Bitchin' Rides" Returns with Custom Car Guru Dave Kindig Creating Head Turning, Award-Winning Cars
The series returns for season three on Tuesday, October 11 with special back-to-back episodes at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/28/16 - 09:19 AM]
ESPN to Exclusively Televise the 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game
Entering competition on September 28, the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants currently hold the first and second NL Wild Card spots, respectively.

[09/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
History(R) Honors Veterans Day with Special Marathon Event of the New Original Series, "The Warfighters"
The marathon event will be hosted by executive producer Peter Berg and veteran Special Forces Green Beret Bert Kuntz.