Rivalry, Revelations and Reality Rule in New Series From Groundbreaking Producers of The Real World
Oxygen and Bunim-Murray Productions
Team Up For The Bad Girls Club,
Premiering Tuesday, December 5, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
New York � November 6, 2006 � What happens when you put seven �bad� girls in a house together � the type of girls who lie, cheat and flirt their way out of trouble and have serious trust issues with other women? Face to face with a direct reflection of their own bad behavior, will they want to change? Or will they remain stuck in the same old patterns of self-defeat? The groundbreaking producers of The Real World bring together a house filled with seven of these women in the new 22-episode, half-hour reality series The Bad Girls Club, only on Oxygen.
Bunim-Murray�s latest show premieres with a one-hour special on Tuesday, December 5, at 10 p.m. (all times ET/PT) and will settle into its regular Tuesday at 10 p.m. timeslot beginning the next week.
The seven girls, who range in age from 22 to 32, are unapologetic, independent women who recognize that their �bad girl� ways have hindered their relationships, careers and lives. The housemates are:
� Aimee: an abrasive, aggressive girl with a mistrust of anyone other than her own family.
� Jodie: a contradiction in the true sense of the word� conservative office worker by day turned sexy social butterfly by night.
� Kerry: a country singer recently dropped by her record label and management for her irresponsible behavior.
� Leslie: an adult entertainer who wants to change the path she�s on.
� Ripsi: a judgmental, rich, spoiled �daddy�s girl� with anger issues.
� Ty: a �hustler� who aspires to be a positive influence to girls who have struggled with rough childhoods like her own.
� Zara: a small-town beauty and �wild child� who has a lot to learn about herself and the world.
�Jon Murray came to us with an idea � as the executive producer of The Real World he cast one so-called �bad� character every season,� said Debby Beece, President of Programming and Marketing for Oxygen. �Usually those characters turned out to be the audience favorite and the center of attention. So he wanted to know what would happen if we put seven of these girls in a house together.�
�We�ve found that by putting these girls in a house together and on-camera 24-7, we�re, in effect, holding a mirror up to them � now they can�t deny their behavior or pretend they didn�t mean it,� said Jon Murray of Bunim-Murray Productions. �During their time in the house, the girls exhibit just about every kind of immature, spoiled, backstabbing behavior you can imagine. You love them � and when they�re at their most outrageous, you love to hate them. Finally, you root for them to cut through their defense mechanisms and make real friends.�
The co-executive producers of The Bad Girls Club are Laura Korkoian and Dana DeMars. Executive producers are Jon Murray and Joey Carson.
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 (premiering its 18th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray�s other current programming includes Road Rules (with its return on MTV slated for January 2007), Real World Road Rules Challenge (MTV), The Simple Life (renewed for its fifth season on E!) and The Bad Girls Club (premiering on Oxygen in December). Bunim-Murray recently launched M Theory Entertainment, a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives, to better reach the Digital Generation. 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 69 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