Oxygen Media unwrapped a number of series at TCA today, including one about crimes that started with social media and another about aspiring millennial entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas to financiers. It also set premiere dates for three of the new series and changed the date for another.
Coming soon to the cable net focused on millennial women are the rookie social media crime story #killerpost (January 30); Living With Funny (March 29), about young up-and-coming stand-up comics; and Quit Your Day Job (March 30), which explores the world of entrepreneurship through the leadership of tech mogul Randi Zuckerberg, consumer products tycoon Ido Leffler, start-up advocate Sarah Prevette, and master marketer Lauren Maillian.
Oxygen also unveiled a new premiere date for the previously announced series Like A Boss from executive producer Nick Cannon, in which four hardworking and motivated assistants as they look to emulate the success of their respective bosses. Its bow was moved from January 19 to March 29, following Living With Funny. The cable net also gave more details about Preachers Of Atlanta, the latest series in the popular franchise, which begins February, and Season 2 of docuseries The Prancing Elites Project, which bows January 19.
“Oxygen is committed to creating fresh content that engages young, dynamic women who are pushing boundaries, following their passions and navigating new experiences,” said Rod Aissa, EVP Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “The new programming slate delivers on all fronts and is sure to connect with our millennial audience.”
Here are details about the new and returning series (all times ET/PT):
#killerpost (premieres at 9 PM Saturday, January 30)
#killerpost profiles true stories of the most jaw-dropping and shocking cases where social media activity has had dangerous and deadly consequences. Although the crimes differ in nature, they all share a common theme – social media posts were the catalysts for deadly repercussions. Through cinematic reenactments of both the crimes and stories behind them – coupled with witness testimonies and expert interviews – each pulse-pounding episode will feature extreme cases in which a post, a poke or even a tweet led to a violent and even deadly result. From a seemingly innocent online connection that ends in homicide to an online feud between best friends that leads to a public physical altercation, viewers will witness how the boundaries between the real and online world are breaking down with shocking results and sometimes fatal outcomes.
Produced by Jupiter Entertainment with Stephen Land, Deborah Allen and Allison Wallach serving as Executive Producers, along with Edmund Coulthard from Blast! Films.
Preachers of Atlanta (premieres at 10 PM Wednesday, February 3)
The popular franchise heads to the ATL with “Preachers of Atlanta.” Through the lens of five pastors with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show explores many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional preachers have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities. The five preachers challenging the status quo are Pastor Corey Hambrick, Pastor Le’Andria Johnson, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier and Pastor Judah Swilley.
Produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment with Lemuel Plummer, Holly Carter, Chris Costine and Mark Scheibal serving as Executive Producers.
Living with Funny (premieres at 9 PM Tuesday, March 29)
The half-hour docu-series showcases the personal lives behind the curtain of rising comedians in Hollywood and the women in their lives — Brandon T. Jackson and fiancée Denise Xavier, DeRay Davis and girlfriends’ Coco & Caro, Michael Blacksonand girlfriend Georgia Reign, Erik Rivera and wife Katie Rivera, along with bachelor Adam Hunter. Cameras will follow the howling tale of what happens when these funnymen drop the mic and come home to their family, friends and significant others. Because when you are a comedian, the jokes don’t stop just because the show does.
Produced by L. Plummer Media with Lemuel Plummer, Chris Costine and Brandon T. Jackson serving as Executive Producers.
Like a Boss (premiere date at 9:30 PM Tuesday, March 29)
Executive produced by entertainer and businessman Nick Cannon, the docu-series follows four hardworking and motivated assistants as they look to emulate the success of their respective bosses, but know that it in order to get to the top, they must start at the bottom. Featuring Amber Grimes, assistant to media mogul Nick Cannon; Devin Simpson assistant to successful real estate agent Blair Myers; Rian Parish, assistant to popular radio personality Big Tigger; and Drekia Glenn assistant to music executive Abou “Bu” Thiam, these protégés are out to prove they have the drive, focus and ambition to be a future CEO. Talent can only take this group so far, however, as they struggle to balance their personal and professional lives with the tempting Atlanta social scene surrounding them. From cleaning cars to house hunting and everything in between, these up-and-comers know they are one wrong coffee order away from a pink slip.
Produced by Evolution Media with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Greg Stewart and Jason Sands serving as Executive Producers in association with NCredible Entertainment with Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman serving as Executive Producers.
Quit Your Day Job (premieres at 10 PM Wednesday, March 30)
Oxygen gets down to business with “Quit Your Day Job,” an immersive new docuseries exploring the exciting world of entrepreneurship through the leadership of tech mogul Randi Zuckerberg, consumer products tycoon Ido Leffler, start-up advocate Sarah Prevette, and master marketer Lauren Maillian. The eight-episode series features aspiring millennial entrepreneurs who receive the life-changing opportunity to pitch themselves and their innovative ideas to the angel financiers. The investment club will use their business expertise, industry knowledge and creative vision to determine which up-and-coming products have the potential to be the next big thing. The investors will provide on-site, hands-on mentoring to the young professionals, who must prove they have what it takes to turn their concept into a viable business. Lea Goldman, the Executive Editor of Marie Claire Magazine, will also provide business tips to the entrepreneurs and viewers in each episode.
Produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company, with Philip D. Segal, Jeff Conroy, Jeff Bumgarner, and Kevin Williams serving as Executive Producers.
The Prancing Elites Project Season 2 (premieres at 8 PM Tuesday, January 19)
The uplifting and empowering docu-series “The Prancing Elites Project” returns for its sophomore season with all five original members – Adrian Clemons, Kentrell Collins, Kareem Davis, Jerel Maddox and Tim Smith. The team has begun to defy the odds and find success and acceptance in the South, but as they head home to hone their skills, they start exploring who they are as individuals pulling their focus away from the group. Performance invitations come in, but with each Elite dedicating less time to the team, Kentrell is realizing their biggest competitor might just be themselves.
Produced by Crazy Legs Productions with Tom Cappello, Sara Quick, Brandon Wilson and Alana Goldstein serving as Executive Producers.