OXYGEN'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCU-SERIES "I'M HAVING THEIR BABY" RETURNS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Oxygen Media Revisits Birth Mothers From Season One in Web-Series Launching Sunday, May 12
NEW YORK - April 29, 2013 - Oxygen Media premieres season two of the authentic and powerful docu-series "I'm Having Their Baby" on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 PM ET/PT, providing an intimate and emotional look at adoption by telling the too-often untold story through the eyes of the birth mother. The hour-long series documents a range of poignant, personal stories of women struggling with an unplanned pregnancy and ultimately deciding whether or not to place their baby in the hands of another family. This season delves deeper into the lives of birth mothers entering the adoption process, their family and friends affected by their decision and in some cases the potential adoptive couples. On Wednesday, May 29, the network will offer a pre-linear premiere of an upcoming episode on VOD, Oxygen.com, Hulu.com, iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft, Google Play, Vudu, Sony and mobile.
The premiere episode features Tory, a 23 year old mental health technician who lives in Goshen, IN with her three-year old son Bentley. She fears she cannot properly support another child on her own and worries about the stability of her relationship with Mike, her boyfriend of two years. After signing over his paternal rights, Mike regrets his decision and has an emotional confrontation with the potential adoptive father. The second story features Sharanda, a 30-year-old from Dallas, TX who lives with her boyfriend Jeremy and four children. She worries that he will change his mind about placing the baby for adoption, but wants to do what's best for her children and is already struggling to provide for the family.
Beginning Sunday, May 12, Oxygen.com will roll out a follow-up web series featuring five of the birth mothers from season one of "I'm Having Their Baby." The short-form videos will focus on their life after adoption, how they are handling their decision and their current relationship with the adoptive families.
"I'm Having Their Baby" garnered a strong first season, becoming the network's highest rated new series of 2012, averaging 806,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. This marked double-digit growth up 29 percent compared to the same time period last year. In addition, Oxygen ranked as a Top 5 cable network among women 18-34 in the time period for the entire season.
The series is produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke and Bryn Freedman as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research IHTB = L7
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment 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," "The Face," "Best Ink," "I'm Having Their Baby" and "Bad Girls Club," 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 80 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.
About Hud:sun Media:
Dedicated to developing, producing and distributing premium content across every platform, Hud:sun Media holds the singular mission of telling compelling stories built around dynamic characters that resonate with niche and broad audiences alike. Hud:sun Media currently produces "Pregnant in Heels" for Bravo, as well as "I'm Having Their Baby," a groundbreaking adoption docuseries for Oxygen. Hud:sun Media is in development on a number of new television shows in both cable and broadcast. Digitally, Hud:sun Media created and produced "Style Studio with Rebecca Minkoff" for Yahoo now in its second season and just launched "Decoding Style with Nina Garcia" with AOL. Last month, Hud:sun Media produced the video content for Conde Nast Entertainment's digital launch of Glamour and GQ.
Hud:sun Media has quickly emerged as a leading branded content company working with Nine West to launch the new digital fashion network "Channel 9," now a leading fashion channel on YouTube. The Company also created "Unracked with Gilt Groupe," and partnered with Mattel's Barbie brands to launch the groundbreaking online show, "Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend" on Hulu. In addition to these series, Hud:sun Media is currently in development with several television networks and digital partners on a number of projects slated for 2013, and is fast becoming a premier production house on the multi-platformed entertainment landscape.