Oxygen Developing Projects From 'Big Brother' Producers, Thom Beers


Oxygen is expanding its development slate with five female-targeted projects.

The programs the cable network has put into development cover a variety of areas, from sisters practicing witchcraft and an online dating series with a twist to millennial entrepreneurs and a recently reunited family.

Sister Witches follows three sisters in their 20s living in Bethlehem, Penn., who learn to harness their powers as witches and find their own way. Joke Productions produces with Biagio Messina and Joke Fincioen executive producing.

Finding My Father follows women who grew up without their father as they go on a mission to find him. Asylum Entertainment produces. Steve Michaels and Jonathan Koch are executive producers.

Aunt Nikki centers on Nikki "Hoopz" Alexander's chaotic modern family, which includes her five younger sisters and 11 nieces and nephews on a rural Knoxville, Tenn., ranch. Brian Volker Weiss and Mark Rousso are executive producers. New Wave Entertainment is the production company.

Love on the Line is produced by Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Mehan. It follows young romantics seeking the chance to break away from their computer screen and meet the person they've been dating online. But they will have to meet each other's family and friends first.

Wantrepreneur centers on young self-made business moguls who help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their hobbies into legitimate businesses. FremantleMedia North America is behind it, with Thom Beers and Jonathan Cane executive producing.

“Oxygen is focused on developing and launching unique, original programming targeting today’s young, modern woman,” said Cori Abraham, senior vp development and international, Oxygen Media. “This development slate embraces the network’s new programming direction and allows us to explore fresh territories filled with bold characters and high emotional stakes.”

The development news comes after Oxygen recently ordered seven new series and set a network rebrand for later this year.

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