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

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