The cable network has announced five new development titles for 2013 focused on young women in transition and the desires and interests of Generation O. They are Fat Girl Revenge, Funny Girls, Shotgun Weddings, Heart And Soul, and Gorgeous And Guilty! Here’s a look at each from Oxygen.
Fat Girl Revenge
This show is about getting even… after getting gorgeous. Everyone has a story of being teased, taunted, and hurt by someone, but not everyone has the chance to stand up to their bully and finally get revenge. It’s time for the ‘fat girl’ who was discounted, humiliated and rejected to move on and shed her weight and painful baggage. Each week, viewers meet two women who are ready to do what it takes to confidently confront their rival – and for those who inflicted the hurt, payback is going to be something they never expected. Fat Girl Revenge is produced by 3 Ball Productions, with executive producers JD Roth, Todd Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Adam Kaloustian.
Funny Girls (working title)
If you think that being gorgeous and funny makes life easy – think again because the life of a female comic is anything but ‘pretty.’ Funny Girls shows the competitive side of the male-dominated comedy business through the lens of feisty women looking to break the glass ceiling as well as the stereotypes. Funny Girls is produced by Brownstone Entertainment, with executive producers Drew Brown and Bob Gillan.
Shotgun Weddings (working title)
Young couples defy the notion that ‘first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby’ in this new series that follows expectant parents determined to have a fairytale wedding before their bundle of joy arrives. Though they may have done things out of order, each couple feels it’s now or never. With just months to throw everything together, and judgmental families and a ticking clock all working against them – will each pair’s hormonal race to the alter happen in time or will they end up having their baby as the ring bearer or flower girl? Shotgun Weddings” is produced by BermanBraun, with executive producers Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Chris Cowan.
Heart and Soul (working title)
This show centers on Miami’s exclusive matchmaking agency for urban professional women called “Heart & Soul International,” which is run by the outspoken and outrageous Natalie Clarice. After hand-picking and pre-dating suitable male candidates, she and her team of romance strategists provide customized relationship services to hopeful clients that want a lasting relationship. Viewers will watch as each over-worked and under-loved woman follows this expertise for the chance to find true love. “Heart and Soul” is produced by Endemol, with executive producer Alex Duda.
Gorgeous & Guilty! (working title)
A companion piece to the hit Oxygen series Snapped, this is a true crime show that investigates the twisted minds of beautiful women tangled up in the scandals of the century. Not every case is cut and dry as each episode focuses on a vicious vixen in trouble with the law for crimes including prostitution, robbery, embezzlement and cold-blooded homicide. News footage, in-depth interviews and dramatic re-enactments will take viewers back to the where it all began and not only investigate the facts of each case, but uncover these daring diva’s real motives. Gorgeous And Guilty! is produced by 495 Productions, with executive producer SallyAnn Salsano.