Quick Hits6/02/2006 8:00 PM Eastern
Oxygen Readies 'Bad Girls’
New York — Oxygen will debut The Bad Girls Club in December. The women’s-targeted network described the new original series from Bunim-Murray Productions as “a docu-soap chronicling a group of 'bad girls’ who are brought to live in a house together. All are determined to turn over a new leaf — if they don’t kill each other first.”
Executives at Oxygen, which on June 6 at 10 p.m. will bow the first of the 10-episode reality series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, added that the Club crew will be a diverse group of women, including some familiar faces.
WPIX Gets Tubular
New York — The Tube Music Network made its Big Apple debut June 1 as a digital-multicast channel on WPIX-TV, the flagship of The WB. WPIX — owned by Tribune Broadcasting — is carrying The Tube on channel 11.2.
The New York launch of the station, which mixes live and conceptual clips from the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Eagles, with videos from today’s top-selling acts like James Blunt and Coldplay, follows its debut on Tribune’s KTLA in Los Angeles in May
MTV: Music Television veteran Les Garland, The Tube’s CEO, said plans call for the service to roll out in Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and other markets this summer.
Initially, viewers will need digital tuners to pick up The Tube’s free over-the-air multicast signal in New York. But WPIX is in negotiations with cable operators in the metro area to secure carriage for The Tube, a spokeswoman for the TV station said.