Teen Weddings will follow several teen couples on their journeys to the altar and Thrift Wars will feature competitive thrift shopping, also known as “thrifting”. The pilots are the first of several expected to be announced in contention for Oxygen’s 2012 schedule and the first under new SVP Original Programming and Development Rod Aissa, who came from OWN last month. Here are the network’s loglines for the pilots:
“Teen Weddings (wt)” goes behind the scenes of America’s most provocative teen weddings. From rich kids to the new middle class, from Manhattan to the Midwest, this show follows several teen couples on a dramatic journey to their wedding days. Intercutting their stories, the show will trail these teens-in-love all the way from the stressful build up (the constant bickering between teen bride-to-be and teen groom-to-be, choosing the dress, arguing with mom and dad, repeatedly changing the guest list, planning the bachelor and bachelorette parties) to the big day itself, the crazy partying after the ceremony and finally a post-honeymoon catch-up. “Teen Weddings (wt)” is produced by executive producers Lisa Levenson, Simon Lloyd and Joe Houlihan for Cineflix.
“Thrift Wars (wt)” follows New York’s most elite and hardcore thrifters who are fighting on the frontlines of the city’s hottest treasure hunt. This is the world of competitive thrifting – a fashion movement that’s blowing up across the country. From thrift stores to flea markets, to secret warehouses and estate sales, these thrifters are in search of their daily fix and are willing to go to any lengths necessary to find that prized piece, score the deal and make a killing. The most competitive, passionate and expert players in the game will go head to-head in a real-life, organic thrifting competition to see who can make the most money. With vintage designer clothes and accessories showing up on the backs of A-list celebs, and providing inspiration for some of the fiercest collections on the runway, the market is hotter than ever, and so is the competition. Who will get the best buys and score huge profits and who will have to return to their shops with bruised egos and empty shopping bags? “Thrift Wars (wt)” is produced by executive producer Matt Sharp for Sharp Entertainment.