OXYGEN�S CAMPUS LADIES ENROLL FOR ITS SOPHOMORE YEAR
Hollywood�s Top Stars Including Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Jason Alexander,
Penny Marshall, Beverly D�Angelo, Janeane Garofalo, Mo�Nique and Others
Join as Guest Stars for the Second Season, premiering
Tuesday, December 5th at 11PM*
NEW YORK, November 6, 2006 � It�s back to school for Oxygen�s Campus Ladies. The critically-acclaimed improv comedy series is set to return to Oxygen for its second season Tuesday, December 5 at 11 PM* with ten half-hour episodes. The series follows Joan (Carrie Aizley) & Barri (Christen Sussin), two middle-aged housewives (one a widow, the other a divorcee), who decide it�s better to be a freshman at 40 than unhappy housewives forever and enroll in school in search for the wild college years they missed the first time around.
New this season is the addition of some of Hollywood�s top actors and comedians joining as guest stars, including Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Penny Marshall, Beverly D�Angelo (Entourage), Janeane Garofalo (Reality Bites) Mo�Nique (Mo�Nique�s Fat Chance), Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show). Campus Ladies also will feature guest spots behind the camera when Jason Alexander and executive producer Cheryl Hines direct episodes.
�These ladies created quite a stir last season,� says Debby Beece, President, Oxygen Programming & Marketing. �Campus Ladies proved itself as a new brand of comedy for women. We're looking forward to hilarious new episodes this season with a great line-up of today�s hottest actors and comedians as guest stars.�
The series is executive produced by Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), comediennes Aizley and Sussin, Paul Young, Peter Principato and co-executive producer E. Brian Dobbins of Principato-Young Entertainment (Reno 911!). Aizley and Sussin developed Campus Ladies while performing with the famous improv comedy troupe, The Groundlings.
Principato-Young Entertainment (PYE) is an entertainment management company founded by Paul Young and Peter Principato in June, 2000 -- representing the best in the next generation of comedic voices. With eight managers, PYE has an overall TV deal at 20th Television, in addition to having a feature producing deal at Fox. PYE produced Let's Go to Prison, a feature comedy starring Will Arnett and Dax Shepard which is being released by Universal Pictures in November 2006. In addition to co-executive producing the Comedy Central hit RENO 911!, Principato-Young executive produced the feature version, RENO 911!: MIAMI, set for release in February 2007.
Campus Ladies is managed by Oxygen�s Senior Vice President of Development, Aaron Meyerson, and Kristen Connolly Vadas, the network�s Vice President of Development West Coast, who serves as the Executive in Charge of the series and brought the project to Oxygen.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in over 68 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 Fat 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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