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[05/31/06 - 12:00 AM]
Oxygen Greenlights the Bad Girls Club; New Reality Series from Bunim-Murray Productions

[via press release from Oxygen]

OXYGEN GREENLIGHTS THE BAD GIRLS CLUB; NEW REALITY SERIES FROM BUNIM-MURRAY PRODUCTIONS

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Network Orders 22 Episodes; Largest Episode Order of Reality Series Series Scheduled To Premiere in December 2006

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NEW YORK, May 31, 2006 � They drive us crazy. They�re exasperating. And some part of us wishes we could be more like them. From the producers that invented reality television, Bunim-Murray Productions, comes The Bad Girls Club, a new original series for Oxygen debuting in December 2006. The Bad Girls Club is a docu-soap chronicling a group of �bad girls� that are brought to live in a house together. All are determined to turn over a new leaf � if they don�t kill each other first.

In order to gain entrance to the �club� - located in Los Angeles - the group must first (literally) pledge to help themselves, and each other, change their �evil� ways. The cast of The Bad Girls Club will be a diverse group of women; including some familiar faces, whose inability to �play nice with others� has held them back both personally and professionally.

�Bad Girls Club underscores Oxygen�s focus on creating engaging programming for young women that also has broad appeal. Bunim-Murray has honed in on what young women want to watch, which is why they are among the most sought after and successful producers for this demographic,� said Debby Beece, President of Programming and Marketing, Oxygen Media.

�With all the reality shows that we have produced, there has been a never-ending fascination with the �bad girls� in each cast,� said Jonathan Murray of Bunim-Murray Productions. �Since the audience loves them and loves to hate them, we thought it would be perfect to devote an entire series to them, to see how they interact with each other and if it�s really possible for them to change their ways.�

Bunim-Murray Productions will be holding open casting calls in June throughout the country to search for the best unknown �bad girls.� Those wishing to participate are also welcome to submit a brief description to badgirls@bunim-murray.com, or call 1-800-683-8832, explaining why they consider themselves to be a �bad girl.� Interested applicants are also encouraged to create a 5-10 minute casting tape. Tapes should be sent to: The Bad Girls Club Casting, 6007 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91411. More information on casting is available www.bunim-murray.com.

About Bunim-Murray Productions

Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series THE REAL WORLD (now already in its 17th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray�s other current programming includes REAL WORLD ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV), THE SIMPLE LIFE (with its fourth season premiering on E!), ONE OCEAN VIEW (ABC), STARTING OVER (syndicated) and THE SCHOLAR (ABC). Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in over 67 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with vast array of unconventional and original programming including The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Mo�Nique�s F.A.T. Chance and Campus Ladies. 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.





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· BAD GIRLS CLUB, THE (OXYGEN)
· CAMPUS LADIES (OXYGEN)
· JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY, THE (OXYGEN)
· ONE OCEAN VIEW (ABC)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV)
· SCHOLAR, THE (ABC)
· SIMPLE LIFE, THE (E)
· STARTING OVER (SYNDICATION)





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