Oxygen Cancels All My Babies' Mamas After Nation Goes Apoplectic

In late December, a sizzle reel video for a show called All My Babies' Mamas — starring rapper Shawty Lo — started making the rounds, and the buzz was that the program would air on the Oxygen network. The series promised to reveal, in the words of Shawty Lo himself, "How did a guy like me end up with 10 baby mamas and… » 1/15/13 5:00pm 1/15/13 5:00pm

Oxygen Ignores Petition Against 'Racist, Exploitative' All My Babies'…

Last month we brought your attention to a yet-unaired one-hour special on Oxygen that follows G-Unit rapper and Atlanta native Shawty Lo and the eleven children he fathered with 10 different women. It's called Downton Abbey All My Babies' Mamas, and the network touts the show's mission statement to "capture the… » 1/05/13 1:30pm 1/05/13 1:30pm

Oxygen to Air Reality Show 'All My Babies' Mamas'

"How did a guy like me end up with 10 baby mamas and 11 kids?" rapper Shawty Lo asks in the clip above. The answer, clearly, is that he didn't even bother to pull out. And so here he comes again—this time much messier, since it's in the form of a reality show that will air on Oxygen in 2013. It will chronicle his Big… » 12/28/12 12:00pm 12/28/12 12:00pm

The Gawker Guide to Summer Television

With so many season finales airing this week, you might think that Americans turn off their TV sets after Memorial Day weekend and only turn it back on again in September. But this is America! All we care about is TV (and food)! Here are some of the new shows—and returning favorites—that will make lying in… » 5/26/11 5:20pm 5/26/11 5:20pm

Oxygen Gets ANTM Reruns • Cat-Killer Case Results In Hung Jury

• Oxygen has bought » 9/26/08 5:30pm 9/26/08 5:30pm the off-network rerun rights to the full library of , including current and future cycles. Episodes begin airing in January. • In South Africa, the under the age of 16 has caused progressives to clash with tribal rituals which are supported by Zulus (including Jacob Zuma), who view the testing as…

MagHag

When we were doing Midweek Madness this morning, we noticed something curious: every single tabloid had the same ad for Tori Spelling's new reality show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, on the back of its front cover and its first page. Someone in ad sales at the Oxygen network has really deep pockets to be shelling… » 6/11/08 2:20pm 6/11/08 2:20pm

How Women's Television Is Just Like Sex And The City

Slate's TV columnist Troy Patterson parses the programming on the three women's television networks today, and, reading Patterson's descriptions of each lady network, I had to wonder: could the networks be categorized using the ultimate post-modern archetypes, Sex and the City characters? It is the Most Important Show… » 12/13/07 2:00pm 12/13/07 2:00pm