Comedians Give Women's Cable Networks the 'Thank You' They Deserve

We're nearing the end of Women's History Month and, with that, comedy duo Emotistyle is giving some much needed gratitude to the television networks that empower us, tell our stories and routinely show us beating the shit out each other. » 3/30/15 11:40pm Monday 11:40pm

Misty Copeland's New Show Sounds Like The Voice for Dancers

Misty Copeland is getting her own show on Oxygen called The Misty Copeland Project. The channel best known for Bad Girls Club and Snapped (aka the best show on TV) is relying on the ballerina to help them make you forget about all those murderous women and squawk-filled cat fights. » 11/19/14 7:45pm 11/19/14 7:45pm

God Bless: The 'Hot Pastor' From Kimye's Wedding Gets a Reality Show

We live in a world where the hunky dude who officiated Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Florentine wedding is getting his very own reality show. Rich Wilkerson Jr. will costar with his wife, DawnCheré. Either it'll be absolutely riveting or every bit as boring as watching paint dry. » 9/25/14 1:40pm 9/25/14 1:40pm

How Oxygen Keeps Trying (And Failing) to Attract Young Women

Oh Oxygen. We need it to breathe, we need it to live and the executives over at the television network it's named after are always trying to convince us that we need to watch it. » 7/16/14 2:10pm 7/16/14 2:10pm

Among a slew of new shows coming to Oxygen is Nail'd It, hosted by Adrienne Bailon (whom you may remember from 3LW and The Cheetah Girls). The premise: top nail designers will compete against each other for a $100,000 prize. Like Project Runway, for fingertips. » 4/08/14 3:15pm 4/08/14 3:15pm

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 highs… » 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 … » 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

Lady Networks Bleed Viewers

The New York Post points out that ratings at Lifetime and Hallmark are slipping, while other networks like the History Channel and MTV are gaining shares of women viewers. » 4/13/11 5:15pm 4/13/11 5:15pm

Addicted To Beauty Should Be Called "Vanity Is Ugly"

Actually, from what the cast members reveal in this preview clip, the new Oxygen show (premiering tonight) could be titled Plastic Surgery Overload. These men and women don't just work at a "medi-spa" in Southern California; they're customers: » 8/04/09 12:20pm 8/04/09 12:20pm

Dance Your Ass Off: Empowering? Embarrassing?

Last night saw the premiere of weight-loss dance contest Dance Your Ass Off, hosted by Hairspray's Marissa Jaret Winokur. The contestants were varied: men, women, black, white, Latino, mothers, fathers, a virgin and a woman who "can't get boyfriends." » 6/30/09 11:00am 6/30/09 11:00am

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…


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… » 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