OXYGEN MEDIA GREENLIGHTS SEASON TWO OF HIT SERIES "LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO"
New York, NY - July 12, 2010 - Oxygen Media greenlights season two of dating series "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," which became the network's most watched freshman season among W18-34. The announcement was made today by Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development.
"'Love Games' became a hit for the network and we're excited to continue to offer programming that resonates with our audience," said Introcaso-Davis. "The search for love is a rite of passage for our viewers and a Bad Girl's search for love is pure entertainment."
A spin-off of the hit reality series "Bad Girls Club," the dating competition series "Love Games" features former Bad Girls vying for the man of their dreams. The ladies bring their feisty ways back to the airwaves in search of love from a pool of eligible suitors. Each week, the Bad Girls have the group of bachelors competing for their attention in a series of challenges and entertaining group dates. The men that don't catch their eye and win their heart are eliminated. And the girls could be up for some serious competition among themselves as well.
"Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein serving as executive producers.
About Bunim-Murray Productions
Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading 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 25th season on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules, in 1995, the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life, in 2003, and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club and Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and The Spin Crowd (E!), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (20th season on MTV), and Project Runway and the Models of the Runway (Lifetime). 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. In 2007 Bunim-Murray launched BMP Films, a film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and its first scripted film Pedro, at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, which made its television debut on April 1 on MTV. Autism: The Musical premiered to rave reviews on HBO on March 25, 2008 and won 2 Primetime EMMY awards. The company's second documentary, Shadow Billionaire, premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2008 Bunim-Murray Productions formed M Music, a music management division, with its first band, A Cursive Memory, signing with Vagrant Records. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim and joined Banijay Entertainment in 2010.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular features online including OxygenLive, shopOholic, makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes and online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com. Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.