OXYGEN MEDIA PREMIERES SYNDICATED DAILY COMEDIC SHOW "CRAZY TALK" EXCLUSIVELY ON CABLE BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 WITH BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
NEW YORK, NY - August 18, 2015 - Oxygen Media announces the exclusive cable distribution airdates for the new syndicated daily program "Crazy Talk," airing Monday through Friday with back-to-back episodes at 7pm and 7:30pm ET/PT beginning September 14th. From NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, comedic show raises an eyebrow at the most outlandish, and sometimes bizarre, moments on reality television. Taped in front of a live studio audience, hosts Tanisha Thomas (Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club") and Ben Aaron (WNBC's "New York Live"), inject their raw and hilarious banter into the absurd, ridiculous, and most-watched TV clips that viewers can't resist watching.
"Crazy Talk" welcomes some of the standout guests featured in these memorable clips to provide the inside scoop behind their crazy moments. Additionally, Aaron ventures outside the studio, roaming the city for his signature "Man on the Street" segments. Turning chaos into comedy, this unique and infectious talk show celebrates the craziness in television and all of the humor that comes with it.
Tanisha Thomas is the hilarious, larger-than-life Brooklynite who was first introduced to television audiences in 2008 as a cast member in Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club." She quickly became the show's number-one fan favorite and went on to host the show's reunion specials as well as the dating competition show, "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," and also had her own solo docu-series, "Tanisha Gets Married." Most recently, Thomas appeared on Lifetime's makeover show, "Girlfriend Intervention," where she drew upon her own life experiences as she worked with women who have fallen on hard times to give them the boost that they need to transform their lives for the better. In addition to hosting "Crazy Talk," Thomas is working on a cosmetics line, a plus size movement called "PLUSH," and anticipating the release of her first book, Diary of a F.A.T. Girl, a memoir chronicling the dramatic highs and lows of her journey from Brooklyn to Hollywood and her ongoing search for happiness.
To the New York metropolitan area, Ben Aaron is a daily contributor for WNBC's "New York Live," but nationally Aaron is known for his 'dance walking fitness' viral video, which has over 3 million YouTube views. Aaron's introduction into entertainment began at a young age when he hosted his own public access show from his basement. His passion for the various facets of show business continued to grow and he had his first on-air radio job by age 18. Aaron's career in radio segued into a career as on-air reporter for programs all over the country from Tucson to Boston to Los Angeles and other cities. In 2009, Aaron joined WNBC and in addition to his on-air appearances for "New York Live," he is responsible for writing, editing and producing daily segments on lifestyle topics. His on-camera feature reporting work with WNBC has earned him three New York Emmy(R) Awards. Aaron has also served as a contributor for "Extra," "The Meredith Vieira Show" and the fourth hour of "Today." Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio from Emerson College and resides in New York with his wife.
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"Crazy Talk" is a nationally syndicated comedic talk series taped in front of a live studio audience at the Stamford Media Center. The show is produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. Paul Faulhaber serves as the show's Executive Producer.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, Steve Harvey, Maury, The Jerry Springer Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Steve Wilkos Show and Crazy Talk, debuting on Sept. 14th, 2015. In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series On the Money and Open House. Current off-network programming includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Office.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that targets young, multicultural women. The network's relevant and engaging content reflects how real women with real stories see the world - vibrant, optimistic and bold. Oxygen is the destination where women can come together across multiple platforms to have fun and encourage each other through their individual and collective journeys. The growing network's unscripted original programming includes "Sisterhood of Hip Hop," "Pretty. Strong.", "The Prancing Elites Project," "Like A Boss," "Create Your Day Job" and the popular "Preachers" franchise. Available in over 77 million homes, Oxygen 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. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.