OXYGEN MEDIA GREENLIGHTS SEASON TWO OF "PREACHERS OF L.A."
Network Begins Casting For New Editions In New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit
NEW YORK- January 27, 2014 - Oxygen Media returns to the pulpit with the pick-up of a second season of the authentic docu-series "Preachers of L.A." to air Fall 2014. Returning with Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson, "Preachers of L.A." gives viewers a candid and revealing look at the dynamic lives of these mega-pastors in Southern California. On the heels of the show's success, the network announced it will begin casting new editions in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.
"'Preachers of L.A.' touched the heart strings of our Oxygen viewers. They were captivated by the triumphs and tribulations of these men of God and the amazing women and families that stood alongside them." said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. "We look forward to bringing more of these compelling stories to life both in LA and around the country."
"Preachers of L.A." hit rating milestones by becoming the most watched freshman series in network history among P25-54 and averaging over one million total viewers. Delivering digital success as well, the series averaged more full episode streams per week in season than any other Oxygen original series and was the #10 most social cable reality program in October and November. On VOD, "Preachers of L.A." earned over two million transactions.
"Preachers of L.A." is produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment, with Lemuel Plummer and Holly Carter serving as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, L7. Social Guide October-November 2013, Omniture Site Catalyst 10/2/13-12/5/13
About L. Plummer Media
Created in 2011, L. Plummer Media is based in Los Angeles and is a full service production company, guided by a mission to generate programming that reflects the diversity, breadth, and richness of American culture and experience. In adhering to this philosophy, L. Plummer Media has produced or is producing shows for several networks including BET and Oxygen. Among these shows are the series, "Vindicated," "Preachers of L.A." and "Hip Hop Sisters." In addition, L. Plummer Media is busily developing a full slate of shows it hopes will not only entertain a wide broadcast audience, but uplift it as well.
About Relevé Entertainment
Relevé Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company specializing in talent management, brand development and television/film production. The company consistently delivers high-quality, "break-through" family and faith-based programming that engages national audiences. The company's production credits include the Oxygen Media hit series "Preachers of L.A." as well as "The Sheards" (BET Networks). The company currently provides full service support to its client roster that includes Grammy Award-nominated artist Akon, Grammy Award-winning artist Michelle Williams, Deitrick Haddon, Kierra Sheard and Mali Music.
Adept at working with talent and corporate brands, Relevé Entertainment instinctively leverages brand messaging in compelling ways to reach target audiences. Since 2008, Relevé Entertainment has annually produced The Merge Summit, one of the largest events for people of faith. Each year, nearly 100 of the industry's top entertainers and executives lead more than 20 interactive panel discussions, workshops and master class sessions covering music, television, film, creative development, branding, marketing and new media. Past entertainment participants included Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Kimberly Elise and Courtney Vance. Past corporate executive participants include CAA, ICM, and ABC Entertainment Group, among others. The company's corporate partners currently include AEG and Walgreens.
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." The growing cable network is the premier destination for unique and original unscripted programming including "The Face," "Best Ink," "Preachers of L.A.," "I'm Having Their Baby" and "Bad Girls Club." Oxygen is a social media trendsetter and leader in engaging modern young women- anywhere, anytime and on any device. Available in 80 million homes, Oxygen Media is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more information visit www.oxygen.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.