DRAMA HITS THE HIGHWAY THIS SUMMER WITH PREMIERE OF BAD GIRLS ROAD TRIP ON OXYGEN
Six Episode Spin-Off of Hit Reality Series The Bad Girls Club Debuts Tuesday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Three Bad Girls... One Car� Lots of Unfinished Business�
New York � May 21, 2007 � Oxygen is reuniting the �bad girls' for the trip of their lives this summer with the new half-hour reality show Bad Girls Road Trip, premiering on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 p.m. (all times ET/PT). Produced by Bunim-Murray, the groundbreaking producers of The Real World, the six-episode series is a spin-off of The Bad Girls Club, Oxygen's highest-rated original series ever.
Bad Girls Road Trip follows The Bad Girls Club season one housemates Leslie, Aimee and Zara as they travel cross country to meet each other's friends and family; visit the other �bad girls' in their hometowns and help cast the second season of the show. With plenty of unfinished business and unanswered questions from their time living together, drama follows these unapologetic, outrageous women across the country. Stops include cast mate Kerry's country music scene in Nashville, Zara's one-stoplight town in upstate New York and an eventful reunion in Boston with former housemate Rispi, who left the house after a drunken altercation in the first week of season one.
Casting is also currently underway for season two of The Bad Girls Club, which is scheduled to debut in late 2007. The show will feature a cast of seven new �bad girls' in a house together � the type of girls who lie, cheat and flirt their way out of trouble and have 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? Casting information is available at www.bunim-murray.com.
"Our audience made The Bad Girls Club our biggest hit ever, so we are giving them more of what they loved with Bad Girls Road Trip," said Debby Beece, President of Programming and Marketing for Oxygen. "The show is resonating with our viewers not because our viewers are �bad' themselves, but because these women are real, smart and unfiltered. They make great tv."
"With the unfinished business between the girls, we knew we'd get a lot of drama � the surprise is that we also got a lot of humor," said Jon Murray of Bunim-Murray Productions. "These are some of the most entertaining Bad Girls episodes we've ever delivered to Oxygen."
Supervising producer of Bad Girls Road Trip is Jeff Schmidt. Executive producer is Jon Murray.
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 in its 18th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray's other current programming includes Real World Road Rules Challenge (MTV), The Simple Life (renewed for its fifth season on E!), Bad Girls Road Trip (premiering in June on Oxygen) and The Bad Girls Club (renewed for its second season on Oxygen). Launched in 2006 to better reach the Digital Generation, Bunim-Murray's M Theory Entertainment is a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives. Bunim-Murray also recently launched BMP Films, a documentary film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. 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 71 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, The Bad Girls Club, Tori & Dean: Inn Love 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.