Oxygen, Russell Simmons prep reality show

Series will follow the music mogul's assistants

Oxygen is developing a new reality show with Russell Simmons that focuses on the women in his life.

"The Russell Simmons Project" will follow the female assistants who "manage his business deals... family life, party planning and love life."

"Russell Simmons is a fascinating man and seeing his world through the eyes of his dream team comprised of strong, passionate women provides a unique experience for our viewers," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, senior vp, programming for Oxygen. "We're excited to team up with Russell on this project and shine the spotlight on his core group that are living the dream alongside him."

The hip-hop mogul's project is developed and produced by Simmons Lathan Media Group and Picture This Television.

"Throughout my career I have surrounded myself with people smarter than me," Simmons said. "This show will let them shine and provide insight into how we build our empire from the inside out."