OXYGEN'S BAD GIRL GONE GOOD HEADS DOWN THE AISLE IN "TANISHA GETS MARRIED" PREMIERING MONDAY, MAY 7, AT A SPECIAL TIME, 11 PM ET/PT
Series Moves Into Its Regular Timeslot,
Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT, Beginning May 14
"Bad Girls Club" Season Two Fan Favorite Tanisha Finds Love
NEW YORK - March 15, 2012 - Even Bad Girls deserve love! On Monday, May 7, at a special time, 11 PM ET/PT, viewers are cordially invited to be a part of the wedding of a lifetime as "Bad Girls Club" fan favorite Tanisha Thomas prepares to walk down the aisle in "Tanisha Gets Married." The "godmother" of all Bad Girls, Tanisha has come a long way since her days on "Bad Girls Club: Los Angeles." Now with a budding career as a television host and on-air personality, this Bad Girl is all grown up - and planning the wedding of her dreams - but that doesn't mean she's going to settle down!
Tanisha has been planning her wedding since she was five, and now the time has come to make her dreams come true. After seven years of ups and downs with boyfriend Clive, a mild-mannered and lovable supermarket worker currently living with Tanisha in her mom's house, Tanisha has decided they are ready to take the plunge. Unfortunately for her, not everyone else agrees! Her family has doubts about the marriage, and Clive's family doesn't approve of Tanisha at all.
But what Tanisha wants Tanisha gets! Nothing will stop her from walking down the aisle in the blinged-out wedding of her dreams - except maybe her temper, some wedding jitters, a mysterious man from her past...and her wedding party. Her bridesmaids include "Bad Girls Club" all-stars Natalie, Flo, and Amber - whose own drama prevents them from all being in the same room without sparks flying.
Will the entire wedding party implode before Clive and Tanisha make it to the altar?
"Tanisha Gets Married" moves into its regular timeslot, Mondays at
10 PM ET/PT, beginning May 14 and is produced by 495 Productions with SallyAnn Salsano and Joel Zimmer.
Meet the bridal party:
Brooklyn native Tanisha Thomas was introduced to television audiences in 2008 as a cast member in season two of Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club," but she has come a long way since her days as the "baddest of the bad" on that show. Now building a successful career as a television host, this Bad Girl is all grown up - and she's ready to settle down. Preparing to marry her fiancé, Clive, Tanisha is not afraid of the spotlight and holds nothing back when it comes to her life and upcoming marriage. She met Clive seven years ago, and he proposed on Christmas. Ever since she was five years old, Tanisha has been planning her perfect wedding day and now, at age 26, she can finally make her dream come true. She is the showrunner of her own life, dealing not only with pressure from her family and friends but also attempting to insert ambition and enthusiasm into Clive's life. Tanisha's relationship with Clive's family has always been rocky, but she is determined to make amends with them and prove that she is the best person for Clive.
Mother of the Bride
Lydia, aka "Momma T," is a homemaker/nurse from Brooklyn. Lydia is opinionated and openly disapproving of Tanisha's career decisions, believing that Tanisha should have focused on becoming a doctor or lawyer instead of building her celebrity status. Lydia's relationship with her daughter was rocky while Tanisha was growing up, and although they have reached a strong connection now, there is still lingering tension from their past.
Tanisha's Cousin/Maid of Honor
Holding the status of best friend and cousin, Arkeen is the perfect maid of honor for Tanisha. She is a juvenile counselor from Brooklyn and is often the sassy voice of reason in Tanisha's life. Arkeen is very genuine and honest and openly expresses her concerns with Tanisha about Clive's lack of ambition and his inability to pay the bills. In addition to being Tanisha's personal voice of reason, Arkeen is her go-to person for all wedding details. Her close relationship with Tanisha is threatening to outsiders, including Clive, but Arkeen always has the best intentions in mind and wants to make this the perfect wedding Tanisha has been dreaming of her whole life.
Former Bad Girl Flo now lives in Staten Island with her husband, Patriot, and daughter. Taking on the role of "Bad Girl gone good," she is now a full-time mom and is excited to be back together with Tanisha. Although she is skeptical and untrusting of other women, describing them as "catty" and "two-faced," Flo feels she truly and wholeheartedly can trust and confide in Tanisha. Flo believes that Clive and Tanisha have a great relationship. She wants to do anything to make this the wedding the day of Tanisha's dreams but is concerned with the drama between her and former Bad Girl Natalie Nunn. Flo forms an unbreakable connection with Tanisha over their less-driven significant others, realizing that they are both carrying the financial burdens in their families.
Natalie and Tanisha were pretty close back in the day. They used to run Hollywood together. A misunderstanding has caused a little rift between them, but Tanisha wants to put that behind them and have Natalie be one of her bridesmaids. Natalie is excited to be a part of Tanisha's wedding, and she is supportive of her relationship with Clive - but she's got some issues with other members of the bridal party, namely Flo. Can she set her issues aside for Tanisha's big day, or will she ruin her friend's wedding?
Amber is the carefree, "live in the moment" bridesmaid. Now living in LA, she is an entrepreneur trying to make it in the big city. She thrives on drama and loves vocalizing her opinion. She is not sure what Tanisha sees in Clive and will not hesitate to speak up, even if it causes serious tension in the group. At times, Amber is Tanisha's closest friend, but she can also be her biggest rival. Always going over the top, Amber leads the bachelorette party in a big fashion, living up to her life motto: "live fast and die sexy, bitches!"
Bella is from Valley Stream, New York, and is a makeup artist for various fashion events and weddings. Known as "the sweet one," Bella will do whatever it takes to make Tanisha's big day the extravagant and gorgeous wedding of her dreams. She is observant and inquisitive but skeptical that Clive is the right man for Tanisha. Bella looks at Tanisha as a sister in her life but begins to question her judgment as the wedding gets closer and closer.
Clive is Tanisha's future husband. He lives with Tanisha and her mother in Brooklyn and works the graveyard shift as a stock boy at the local supermarket. Clive is unmotivated and seen by many of Tanisha's friends as underachieving. He is comfortable in his lifestyle with Tanisha, however, and loves eating while knocking back a few drinks and playing some videogames. His quiet and laid-back demeanor is a complement to Tanisha's outgoing personality. Clive has a hearing issue that has become more prevalent over the past five years. Regardless of his tendencies, Clive truly and deeply loves and cares for Tanisha and feels like this is her big day.
Sean is a rising party promoter and photographer in his hometown of Brooklyn. He is one of Tanisha's closest guy friends and will be a groomsman in the wedding, even though he has only met Clive a few times. Sean refers to himself as "Lil' Diddy" in his attempt to make a standout name for himself in his very competitive industry. His relationship with Tanisha has continued to grow due to their rising status in society, and it has become confused with deeper and more emotional feelings for Tanisha. Sean can throw a party like no other and is looking forward to his continued success.
Darnell (aka "Lord Glam") is Tanisha's "live in the moment with no regrets" best friend. He works in retail while living in Manhattan and sees himself as the male version of Tanisha on every level. Openly gay, he cannot wait to be a "bridesmaid" in the wedding but knows he will have to settle for being one of Clive's groomsmen. Living close to his astrological Gemini sign, Darnell sees himself as the "Queen Bitch" and has a very young and playful attitude toward life.
About 495 Productions
Since its launch in 2006, 495 Productions has emerged as one of the television industry's foremost production powerhouses. The company specializes in developing innovative, character-driven non-fiction programming for network and cable. Veteran producer SallyAnn Salsano is the founder and creative force behind 495 Productions. 495 became a globally recognized brand with the blockbuster hit series "Jersey Shore," the highest-rated series in MTV history. Additionally the company currently produces Friend Zone (MTV), Mamma Drama (VH1), Nail Files (TV Guide Network), Pauly D Project (MTV), Repo Games (SPIKE TV), Tanisha Gets Married (Oxygen), and many others.
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 "The Glee Project," "Bad Girls Club" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. "The Glee Project" is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for "Outstanding Reality Show." A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 79 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal