OXYGEN MEDIA AND GABBY DOUGLAS VAULT TOWARD RIO AS "DOUGLAS FAMILY GOLD" PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 AT 10PM ET/PT
Docu-Series Follows Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas and Family on the Road to Her Second Olympic Games
New York, NY - March 8, 2016 - As Olympic champion Gabby Douglas wins the all-around title at the American Cup this past weekend, Oxygen Media readies for Rio with its new docu-series "Douglas Family Gold" premiering Wednesday, May 25 at 10pm ET/PT. Following gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and her support system, which include matriarch Natalie Hawkins, sisters Arielle "Arie" Hawkins, Joyelle "Joy" Douglas, brother, Johnathan Douglas and grandmother Miss Carolyn Ford, this series chronicles their journey and sacrifices as Gabby heads back to the Olympic Games and attempts a history-making performance.
At 16, Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas stunned the world in 2012 by becoming the first African American in history to win the USA team and individual all-around gold medals at the Summer Olympics. Now 20, after a couple of years away from the sport, Gabby returns laser-focused, more confident and doesn't just want to be on the medal podium in Rio, she wants gold. Behind her meteoric rise was a family willing to sacrifice everything to help her accomplish her dreams. This time, as Gabby trains tirelessly in Ohio with her grandmother by her side, the rest of the family keeps busy juggling Gabby's business and their own lives back in California. Her brother John is a standout athlete in track, while devoted sisters Arie and Joy are eager to blaze their own paths with "Momager" Natalie keeping this tight-knit family in-check. With Gabby's dogged determination and her family's unwavering support, this dream team proves that sometimes things are better the second time around.
"Gabby's drive, motivation and perseverance encourages young women everywhere," said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. "'The series provides an inside look at an inspirational family who doesn't let any obstacles stand in their way, and when dreams are on the line 'Team Douglas' comes together and outshines the competition."
The recently relaunched Oxygen.com continues its momentum in 2016 with the site up +117% in average monthly unique visitors year over year to date. Fans looking for more on "Douglas Family Gold," can visit the official show site to see exclusive videos, photos and more. On social, viewers can follow @Oxygen on Instagram for exclusive content and join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #DouglasFamilyGold.
"Douglas Family Gold" is produced by WV Enterprises in association with Lionsgate TV and Televisa USA with Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Acevedo, Natalie Hawkins and Gabrielle Douglas serving as Executive Producers.
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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," "The Prancing Elites Project," "Like A Boss," "Quit 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.