Oxygen Greenlights Teen Wedding, Thrift Shopping Pilots
Oxygen has added to its development pipeline Teen Weddings and Thrift Wars.
In a bid to reach more young women, the NBCUniversal cable network is turning the cameras on teen couples in their often outrageous weddling planning stages along with competitive thrift shoppers hunting for deals in New York City. Both projects, designed to fall under Oxygen’s "Live out Loud” tagline, are in contention for Oxygen’s 2012 schedule.
“Oxygen is committed to developing distinctive and relatable projects that speak directly to our core viewers; their interests and passions,” said Oxygen’s SVP original programming and development Rod Aissa, adding of the projects: They are bold and noisy and keep with Oxygen’s core values -- living life on your own terms.”
Weddings will go behind the scenes of America’s most provocative teen weddings, be them in Manhattan or the Midwest. Everything from the guest list battles to the bachelorette party planning to the family bickering will be on display. The project is being executive produced by Lisa Levenson, Simon Lloyd andJoe Houlihan for Cineflix.
For its part, Wars centers on New York’s most elite and hardcore thrifters as they scour the city for the hottest vintage clothing and accessories – and try to make a profit along the way. The show hails from executive producer Matt Sharp of Sharp Entertainment.