or


[01/10/10 - 02:19 PM]
Tori & Dean Return to Launch Mondays on Oxygen
Plus: Mel B has been tapped as the new host of "Dance Your Ass Off."

[via press release from Oxygen]

"TORI & DEAN" RETURN TO LAUNCH MONDAYS ON OXYGEN WHILE "DANCE YOUR ASS OFF" TAKES ON THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE THIS SUMMER WITH SPICE GIRL MEL B AS NEW HOST!

PASADENA, CA, January 10, 2010 � Powered by another year of double digit growth, Oxygen expands to a second night of original programming on Monday nights with the move of the wildly popular "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" this spring. "Dance Your Ass Off," the plus-sized hit of 2009, is back and hotter than ever this summer with new host Mel B. The announcements were made today by Jason Klarman, General Manager and Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media, respectively.

"Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," season five, will debut on Mondays this spring, with the new night serving as an anchor for the network's expansion into a second night of original programming and into the premiere of "Dance Your Ass Off," season two, which will air Mondays beginning this summer. The returning hit series" Bad Girls Club" continues its current season on Tuesdays, beginning January 5 at 10pm ET/PT, offering all-new episodes.

"Originals are the building blocks of our brand and our business," said Jason Klarman, General Manager for Oxygen Media. "Tuesdays have been a huge success and adding Mondays gives us another night to engage and super serve our audience."

In addition to Oxygen's second night of programming comes the announcement of Spice Girl Mel B as host of season two of "Dance Your Ass Off." Last year, the show set records for an Oxygen freshman series with the biggest series premiere ever.

"Our returning shows are powerhouses in every sense, having dedicated fans who continually come back each season, both on-air and online," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. "We are so happy to welcome Mel B to the Oxygen family. Her commitment to health and fitness inspires the people around her and captures the core essence of a show like 'Dance Your Ass Off.' "

"After the birth of my second daughter, I wanted to find a fun and effective way to drop the pounds and get back in shape," said Mel B. "I realized I didn't have to look far to find the answer. Whether I was dancing around the house with headphones on, on stage with the Spice Girls, working on my high energy fitness DVD, or performing eight times a week in my Las Vegas show, I learned firsthand that dancing was the key to shedding off the pounds and keeping them off. I'm excited and looking forward to teaming up with Oxygen to cheer on the contestants as they dance their pounds off."

The British-born Mel B, one of the prime influencers of the "Girl Power" phenomenon, boasts a vast array of accomplishments. Her roles include author, fashion leader, television personality, stage actress, philanthropist and mom. Her claim to fame as one of the Spice Girls, a defining pop sensation group from the UK, has led her through several different ventures over the years, including becoming a fan favorite and finalist on "Dancing with the Stars." Most recently, she headlined "Peep Show," the most sexy and sophisticated show to hit the Las Vegas strip, on stage at Planet Hollywood.

Mel B has also seen success as a stage actress in productions of "RENT" and "The Vagina Monologues." She has hosting experience under her belt, most recently as the host of the 2008 Miss Universe pageant and as a special correspondent for "Access Hollywood." Mel B is also known for her incredible physique and released a workout and health DVD, "Totally Fit," in early 2009.

"Dance Your Ass Off"

The critically acclaimed series, and Oxygen's most-watched freshman series in network history, "Dance Your Ass Off" is set to premiere its second season this summer. "Dance Your Ass Off" features talented, full-figured contestants who struggle with their weight and dance to unleash their inner thin. Last season, the contestants' 'thinspiration" resulted in more than 500 lbs. lost. The series pairs contestants with a professional dance partner who trains them for their weekly stage performances. Then they burn up the dance floor and the calories in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges. The judges score the routines, and then the contestants weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance score and the weight loss are combined for an overall score, which determines who is sent home each week.

Magical Elves' Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz will serve as executive producers. Lisa Ann Walter conceived the original "Dance Your Ass Off" and executive produces along with Kate Rigg.

"Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood"

Returning for a fifth season is the popular and record-breaking reality series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," premiering this spring. In the new season, Tori and Dean will offer an even closer look into their family life and at their own relationship, which will include a first-ever Spelling-McDermott cross-country family road trip. When the season kicks off, fans will be treated to a fun-filled, bumpy ride while Tori and Dean take turns at the wheel. Last season, "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" became Oxygen's most watched season among A18-49, W18-49 and total viewers. In addition, the series finale marked another Oxygen first, delivering over one million viewers in the key A18-49 demo.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott created the series and executive produce the series along with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder Productions. Richard Courtney and Robert Sizemore serve as co-executive producers.

"Bad Girls Club"

Already out of the gate is the fourth season of "Bad Girls Club," which premiered to record ratings becoming the most watched "Bad Girls Club" season premiere ever among A18-49, W18-49 and total viewers. "Bad Girls Club" season four is pacing to be Oxygen's highest season ever, delivering double digit growth above season three by 55% among A18-49, 52% among W18-49, 46% among W18-34, and up 62% among total viewers. Continuing in 2010 with the remaining eight episodes, "Bad Girls Club" features seven new self-proclaimed "bad girls" living together in a beautiful mansion in Los Angeles. These women recognize that their outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers and lives. They have issues with anger, trust and control. In a house full of women with similarly explosive personalities, clashes erupt between roommates and housemates over everything from who's on cleaning duty to where they should go out at night. Will these bad girls, faced with the mirrored image of their own behavior, learn to moderate and control their bad girl energy or will they spin out of control and flee this opportunity for change?

"Bad Girls Club" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and entertaining content to young women, wherever they are. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media, with a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood." Popular features online include OxygenLive, shopOholic, makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. CPFTFC Available in 75 million homes, online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com, Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.





  [january 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· DANCE YOUR ASS OFF (OXYGEN)
· TORI & DEAN: HOME SWEET HOLLYWOOD (OXYGEN)





[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.

[07/29/16 - 01:02 PM]
National Geographic Channel, Imagine Entertainment and RadicalMedia Redefine Television Storytelling with "Mars" - An Unprecedented Global Event Series
The project premieres on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages this November.

[07/29/16 - 01:01 PM]
USA Network Sets "Chrisley Knows Best" Mid-Season Return for Tuesday, August 23 with Two New Back-to-Back Episodes
The network previously extended the current season, bringing the total to 26 episodes, and has already announced a pick up for a Season 5, set to air next year.

[07/29/16 - 12:12 PM]
Animal Planet Celebrates "World Lion Day" with a Marathon of Lion Programming on August 10
Highlights include the all-new special "Clash of Africa's Giants," which gives audiences a look inside the lives of one of Africa's growing prides on a quest for survival.

[07/29/16 - 11:45 AM]
FOX Orders Second Season of Competition Series "American Grit"
Season two is currently casting the next group of men and women who are ready to find their inner strength and transform their lives for the better.

[07/29/16 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Killing Reagan" - Trailer
The National Geographic Channel original movie premieres Sunday October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/16 - 11:02 AM]
Video: Miramax(R) and El Rey Network Release Trailer from Season Three of the El Rey Network Original "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
This season the Gecko brothers find themselves in the vortex of the culebra world, thrust into a fight against the forces of Hel as they assemble an unlikely crew to take on the new enemies determined to take them down.

[07/29/16 - 10:33 AM]
"The Circus" Returns This September for the Final Act of the 2016 Election
Sunday night's episode marks the final episode in the series' summer run.

[07/29/16 - 09:26 AM]
El Rey Network Now Available on Verizon Fios
El Rey will be included in the Ultimate, Preferred, Mundo and Mundo Total TV plans on channel 198.

[07/29/16 - 09:07 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Charts
The Eye claims the adults 18-49 and the total viewers crown.

[07/29/16 - 08:33 AM]
Family, Food and Fun Rule the Road in Primetime Series "The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off"
The five-episode stunt launches Sunday, August 28 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.

[07/29/16 - 08:31 AM]
"Teen Choice 2016" and Rock the Vote Partner to Inspire Teens to Weigh in on Who Should Be the Next President
The results of the youth poll will be revealed during the live broadcast airing this Sunday, July 31 on FOX.

[07/28/16 - 06:45 PM]
TV One Premieres Film Festival Sensation "Jean of the Joneses" on Sunday, October 23 at 7 P.M. ET
The network's latest original movie centers on 25-year-old Jean, portrayed in a break-out performance by Taylour Paige, and her multi-generational, middle-class family of strong-minded yet loving women.

[07/28/16 - 02:30 PM]
Kobe Bryant to Present Decade Award to Justin Timberlake at "Teen Choice 2016," Airing Live This Sunday, July 31, on FOX!
Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, NE-YO, Chris Evans, Daisy Ridley, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson are also among the celebrities scheduled to appear.

[07/28/16 - 01:58 PM]
TV One Delivers a Knockout Punch with New Original Film "Ringside," Premiering Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 P.M. ET
The film stars Tyler Lepley as undefeated boxer Jaxon Holley and explores the personal battles he faces outside of the ring while preparing for the biggest fight of his career.