10:22am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Oxygen Adds Pair of Docu-Series
Oxygen is continuing its push into the fashion world, picking up a pair of docu-series for next year featuring talent from the network's Hair Battle Spectacular.
The female-skewing cable network has added Eva Marcille Project and LA Style, which each will explore the fashion world from different perspectives.
“We continue to ramp up our original production and focus on the characters and relationship driven themes that speak to our audience,” Oxygen president Jason Klarman said in a statement announcing the series orders Tuesday.
The Eva Marcille docu-soap will reunite the network with one of the stars of its Hair Battle Spectacular and revolve around four women who help one another navigate love, celebrity and the entertainment industry. Marcille's (America's Next Top Model) group of friends includes actress Denyce Lawton (TBS' House of Payne), interior designer Nikki Chu nd talent and brand manager Kelly Marie Dunn.
From Ish Entertainment, executive producers on the project include Michael Hirschorn, Madison Merrit and Wendy Roth.
Second, the network will go behind the scenes of the fashion world with LA Style, a look into the lives of four Hollywood fashion stylists. The series also reunites the network with another talent from its Hair Battle Spectacular, Taylor Jacobson (The Rachel Zoe Project). Stylists featured on the project also include Brett Alan Nelson, Sammy and Judy (aka "The Kids") and Ashley Zohar.
Produced by Original Media, Charlie Corwin and Jay Peterson serve as executive producers.
Eva Marcille and LA Style (working titles) join a 2012 lineup that is slated to include The Next Big Thing, Brooklyn Crew and Tanisha Gets Married.