'Jersey Shore' Boss Sells Tanisha Thomas Wedding Vehicle to Oxygen
Oxygen is looking to Jersey Shore boss SallyAnn Salsano, Jersey girls and the next big thing to help it cut through the clutter in cable's crowded landscape.
The female-skewing network has ordered the aptly titled series, The Next Big Thing, which centers on tough-love music coach Trapper Felides' efforts to train triple-threat performers for their big break. The project hails from BBB Worldwide Productions and Omelette Bar Productions with IzziePick Ashcroft, Jo Honig, Jane Tranter, Stacey Angeles and Eric Cyphers serving as executive producers.
Joining it are two additional docu-series: Brooklyn Crew and the tentatively titled Tanisha Gets Married. The former revolves around two groups of lifelong Bay Ridge girlfriends and the events (jealousy, rivalry, betrayal) that tore them apart, while the latter documents the at times outrageous path former Bad Girls Club star Tanisha Thomas took to her wedding.
Brooklyn Crew is produced by Ish Entertainment with Michael Hirschorn, Wendy Roth, Ethan Goldman and Lenid Rolov on board as executive producers. Tanisha is produced by 495 Productions with Salsano serving as EP.
“These are great additions to our line up of live out loud shows, featuring the topics and the personalities our target audience is obsessed about," said Oxygen Media president Jason Klarman.
All three series, which will join a slate that includes The Glee Project and Hair Battle Spectacular, are set to air in 2012.