Cabler announces shows 'Fashion Drop,' 'Hair Battle'
Female-skewing Oxygen, trying to continue the momentum of “The Bad Girls Club” and “Dance Your Ass Off,” announced several shows at TCA that it currently has in development.Net is now branching out to Mondays as a second night of original programming. Returning series “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” will air its fifth season in the spring on the new night. Also on Mondays, former Spice Girl Mel B will host second season of “Dance Your Ass Off.” In addition to Oxygen’s second night of programming comes the announcement of Spice Girl Mel B as host of season two of “Dance Your Ass Off.” Last year, the show set records for an Oxygen freshman series with the biggest series premiere ever. As for new shows in development: “Fashion Drop,” from World of Wonder (“Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Home”), offers contestants a series of clothing challenges. If judges aren’t satisfied with a certain look, that contestant is eliminated. Competition series “Hair Battle Spectacular” examines over-the-top coiffures as 10 hair designers vie for a $100,000 top prize. Skein is produced by 3 Ball Prods. (“The Biggest Loser”). Styling agency the B. Lynn Group is spotlighted in “House of Glam,” which looks at how celebrities are constantly offered the best in fashion makeovers and accessories. Left/Right and the Foundry Media Group are producing. “Russell Simmons Project” spotlights the entrepreneur’s life both on the job and at home. Series is produced by Simmons Lathan Media Group and Picture This Television. “When Charlie Met Sarah” looks at the on-again, off-again relationship of former “Bachelor” contestant Charlie O’Connell with his girlfriend, Sarah, and her reluctance to move in with him without an engagement ring. Nancy Glass Prods. is producing. And with previously reported “Jersey Couture” – about a Garden State family who owns a formal wear shop – net looks to take advantage of MTV’s “The Jersey Shore” phenomenon. Style has also jumped on board with all things Garden State with “Jerseylicious,” which focuses on the lives of hair stylists at a beauty salon. Skein launches March 21. Magilla Entertainment produces “Jersey Couture.”
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