Upfronts 2012: Oxygen Sets 50% Original Programming Increase


Female-targeted network Oxygen will increase its original programming output by 50% over the next year including five new original shows, the network announced Wednesday prior to its upfront presentation in New York.

The network will rebrand two series -- Taking NY and Taking Hollywood - into a new programming franchise Girlfriend Confidential, the network said. The two new shows, Girlfriend Confidential: NY and Girlfriend Confidential: LA, will follow a group of best friends in New York and Los Angeles as they navigate their future within the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries, according to network officials.

Other new shows include All the Right Moves, which chronicles the lives of four professional dancers; My Shopping Addiction, which looks at young people facing a crisis brought on by a dangerous addiction to spending; and I'm Having Their Baby, which follows pregnant 20-somethings as they decide whether to keep their babies or place them up for adoption.

 The network will also feature competition reality shows The Glee Project and The Next Big Thing: NY. Another competition show in development is #VideoStar, in which contestants vie for an opportunity to create their own music video.

Other shows in development include hidden-camera reality show Propos'd, and dating show Longest.Date.Ever, said network officials.